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RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri

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10.5. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

The DoD officially released its RFID policy on July 30, 2004. DoD contracts issued as of October 1, 2004, for material delivery on or after January 1, 2005, must use RFID tags. Starting January 1, 2007, all commodities and commodity pallets shipped to any DoD facility must have RFID tags. You can download the entire policy and related materials from www.dodrfid.org. Some of the policy highlights are as follows:

  • Passive tags should be attached to pallets and cases. This also applies to individual high-value items that have a unique identification (UID) code.

  • A supplier can use either the EPC or UID data format to encode item identity.

  • Use of passive UHF tags operating between 860–960 MHz with a minimum read ...

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