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New NASA Initiative Uses RFID to Manage Hazardous Chemicals

NASA has successfully completed testing of a system that combines RFID with sensor technology to better manage the storage of dangerous chemicals at Edwards Air Force Base.
Jan 10, 2005This article was originally published by RFID Update.

January 10, 2005—NASA has completed testing of a system that combines RFID with sensor technology to offer more control over the storage of dangerous chemicals across five facilities of the California-based Edwards Air Force Base. Combining Intermec RFID tags with Oracle middleware, "ChemSecure" aims to detect and react to any abnormalities, such as might result from theft and spills. While the testing was a success, funding for ChemSecure is not forthcoming. The NASA division in charge of the project hopes that the necessary $1 million-plus will become available sometime this year.

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