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A tag-collision problem in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is the event that a reader cannot identify a tag if many tags respond to a reader at the same time. Although binary Electronic Product Code (EPC) is the most natural for a computer, most people are accustomed to the decimal system. In RFID applications, we need to convert binary EPC to decimal numbers. Since converting binary-coded decimal (BCD) data into the decimal numbers is much less complex than converting binary data into decimal numbers. This motivates us to represent EPC by BCD. However, using BCD-based EPC delivers two problems: (i) Is the existing query tree algorithm suitable for identifying BCD-based EPC? (ii) How do we design a new query tree algorithm to enhance the tag-identification efficiency? In this work, we solved the problems.
Date of Publication: October 2012