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RFID Journal covers the role RFID is playing at Boeing, Airbus, commercial airlines and the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as in tracking assets and ensuring homeland security.

RFID News Roundup

Checkpoint intros micro RFID label for health, beauty retail; pilots meat-tracking solution ••• Smartrac unveils dual-frequency RFID inlay, new in-store analytics solution ••• GlobeRanger expands suite of aviation RFID offerings, gets FAA letter of operational suitability ••• Tyco Retail Solutions debuts RFID-enabled storefront shrink-visibility application ••• Juniper announces Mesa 2 Rugged Tablet with Windows 10 and optional UHF RFID ••• Omni-ID secures $21 million in new funding ••• NXP and Guala Closures to develop NFC bottle closures for wine and spirits.

Aerospace Case Studies

Solving NASA's Water Problem

RFID temperature sensors could make the International Space Station's Urine Processor Assembly more efficient, potentially saving millions of dollars annually.

Aerospace Features

Stress Relief for Air Travelers

With an increasing focus on customer services, airlines and airports turn to RFID to improve baggage handling and reduce flying-related hassles.

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Aerospace Editor's Notes

10 Predictions for 2016

This will be a good year for the RFID industry, especially for companies selling systems to retail and apparel businesses.

Aerospace Expert Views

Demystifying the "Low Memory" of Aviation's Low-Memory Tags

Tego's CTO explains why most aviation applications will require at least 2 kilobits.

Aerospace Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Aerospace Videos

Aerospace White Papers

  • Choosing the Optimum Architecture for UWB RTLS
    Published June 2013
    Real-time locating systems (RTLS) operating in the ultra-wideband domain are becoming more common in many applications, ranging from automated student attendance verification to tool tracking for major aircraft manufacturers. UWB offers many attributes enabling it to provide new capabilities not possible with traditional RTLS technology. Zebra Technologies explains how the choice of UWB RTLS architecture can impact a user's ability to achieve a solid return on investment. (6 pages)
  • Improving Aircraft Maintenance Management Using RFID
    Published May 2013
    Airlines have been late adopters of advanced inventory-management systems, particularly involving AIDC technologies, since aircraft maintenance management is highly industry-specific, considerably regulated and subject to many complexities not present in other industries. With the recent emergence of the U.S Federal Aviation Administration's regulatory airworthiness criteria for flyable RFID, and the recently agreed-upon interoperability data standards, there is now an opportunity for airlines to achieve short- and long-term wins. This essay, from Laminar Aerospace's Marco Andreacchio, outlines how RFID could support a paperless supply chain strategy, and details many key tangible and nontangible benefits for airlines. (7 pages)
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