ISO 18382:2013 provides recommended practices for the utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) protocol and communication standards in support of inventory management activities associated with space missions.
The recommended practices contained in ISO 18382:2013 enable member agencies to select the best option(s) available for interoperable RFID-based communications in the support of inventory management applications. The specification of a Recommended Practice facilitates interoperable communications and forms the foundation for cross-support of communication systems between separate member space agencies.
ISO 18382:2013 is targeted towards passive (unpowered) RFID tags transmitting in the 860 MHz ? 960 MHz Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio band. The recommended practices are applicable to both terrestrial (ground-based) and space-based automated inventory management systems utilizing only passive RFID tags.
Active RFID systems and utilization of RFID tags for precision asset localization are not covered in ISO 18382:2013.