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Title: Secure passive RFID tag with seal

Abstract

A secure passive RFID tag system comprises at least one base station and at least one passive RFID tag. The tag includes a fiber optic cable with the cable ends sealed within the tag and the middle portion forming an external loop. The loop may be secured to at least portions of an object. The tag transmits and receives an optical signal through the fiber optic cable, and the cable is configured to be damaged or broken in response to removal or tampering attempts, wherein the optical signal is significantly altered if the cable is damaged or broken. The tag transmits the optical signal in response to receiving a radio signal from the base station and compares the transmitted optical signal to the received optical signal. If the transmitted optical signal and the received optical signal are identical, the tag transmits an affirmative radio signal to the base station.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1408906
Patent Number(s):
9,818,273
Application Number:
14/695,991
Assignee:
Dirac Solutions, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Nekoogar, Faranak, Reynolds, Matthew, Lefton, Scott, Dowla, Farid, and Twogood, Richard. Secure passive RFID tag with seal. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Nekoogar, Faranak, Reynolds, Matthew, Lefton, Scott, Dowla, Farid, & Twogood, Richard. Secure passive RFID tag with seal. United States.
Nekoogar, Faranak, Reynolds, Matthew, Lefton, Scott, Dowla, Farid, and Twogood, Richard. Tue . "Secure passive RFID tag with seal". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1408906.
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abstractNote = {A secure passive RFID tag system comprises at least one base station and at least one passive RFID tag. The tag includes a fiber optic cable with the cable ends sealed within the tag and the middle portion forming an external loop. The loop may be secured to at least portions of an object. The tag transmits and receives an optical signal through the fiber optic cable, and the cable is configured to be damaged or broken in response to removal or tampering attempts, wherein the optical signal is significantly altered if the cable is damaged or broken. The tag transmits the optical signal in response to receiving a radio signal from the base station and compares the transmitted optical signal to the received optical signal. If the transmitted optical signal and the received optical signal are identical, the tag transmits an affirmative radio signal to the base station.},
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year = {Tue Nov 14 00:00:00 EST 2017},
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patent-application, October 2005