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.