I am trying to design an RFID reader that will be able to read passive UHF tags from a range of at least 25m. The tags will be attached to wild turkeys, and I am limited to a lightweight passive tag for permitting reasons. My question is really whether it is possible to simply create a normal RFID reader with an Arduino Uno board and equip it with an enormous antennae and powerful battery. Could there be a danger of burning out the Arduino or board? Can I really overcome the lack of power in the tag with a powerful reader, or does the passive tag limit my range?
Any and all advice or expertise would be helpful. Thanks.