A method for configuring a radio frequency (RF) tag is provided. The method comprises determining communication characteristics for a first RF device coupled with the RF tag, and configuring the RF tag as a function of the communication characteristics for the first RF device. The first RF device uses the communication characteristics to communicate with the RF tag. The communication characteristics define a first operating frequency and a first protocol. The RF tag is configured as a function of the communication characteristics for the first RF device, such that the RF tag is operable to communicate with the first RF device at the first operating frequency and using the first protocol.
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 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.