- Energy-Harvesting Sensors to Monitor Health of Jet Engines
The wireless sensors will be utilized to monitor engine bearings on F-35 Joint Strike Fighters while in flight, using their turbines' heat to power RFID transmissions.
- Powercast Debuts Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor System
The technology allows the sensors to receive and harvest RF energy to power their own transmissions, eliminating the need for replaceable batteries.
- GDF Suez Tries RFID Underground
The multinational energy firm is testing a system that employs passive RFID tags to enable the detection of subterranean polyethylene utility pipes.
- RFID Tracks Wooden Utility Poles at the Factory and in the Field
Cox Industries is using EPC Gen 2 tags to manage the storage and shipment of poles that it makes, while a South Carolina city is employing similar tags to manage its poles' inspection and maintenance.
- N.Y. State Agency Is More Energy-Efficient, Thanks to RFID
Taking inventory of hundreds of computers, printers, monitors and other electronic equipment can now be accomplished in a single day, instead of several weeks.
- California Water Utility Uses RFID to Reduce Terrorism Risk
Alco is utilizing active tags to control access to its pump stations, as well as track assets, enabling it to locate equipment quickly in the event of an emergency.
- TalkingPlug Uses RFID-Enabled Power Outlets for Energy Management
The system, developed by a company named Zerofootprint, places passive high-frequency RFID tags into the electric plugs of appliances and other devices.
- Forest-Monitoring Sensors Harvest Energy From Trees
The U.S. Forest Service is deploying a climate sensor network powered by energy harvested from living trees.
- RFID Provides Utility Company With Real-Time Visibility
A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.