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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.

Impinj Reader Device Sales Reach 2 Million

Air transportation is one area of growth, along with retail installations, health-care systems, logistics and food—all driving the deployment of RFID reader infrastructure.

Aerospace Case Studies

Aerospace Company Gains Efficiency Threefold With RFID

BAE Systems' deployment of RFID technology, enabled by sensor integration from Boeing's Tapestry Solutions, has boosted efficiency and reduced labor for supplies management, tool and asset tracking, and work-in-process visibility.

Aerospace Features

RFID Aids Space Exploration on Mars and Beyond

NASA has deployed a fixed UHF RFID reading system known as REALM-1 on the International Space Station, while the REALM-2 flying RFID reading robot and REALM-3 Smart Stowage system are in the works for the coming years.

Aerospace Editor's Notes

Airline Industry Embraces RFID Baggage Tracking

The IATA's board voted at its general meeting to develop a standard within one year for using RFID to track luggage. The industry body aims to start rolling the technology out globally in 2020.

Aerospace Expert Views

Using RFID Technology to Prevent Unauthorized Copying of 3D-Printed Objects

The impact of this unique manufacturing technology is likely soon to be felt by industries worldwide.

Aerospace Best Practices

RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 Report, Part 2

RFID Journal's 16th annual conference and exhibition was held last month. View the presentations from the event's main-conference sessions and the RFID Journal Awards.

Aerospace How To Articles

RFID Journal LIVE! 2018 Report, Part 2

RFID Journal's 16th annual conference and exhibition was held last month. View the presentations from the event's main-conference sessions and the RFID Journal Awards.

Aerospace Videos

Aerospace White Papers

  • Baggage-Handling Models That Can Help the Implementation of IATA Resolution 753
    Published February 2016
    Resolution 753 regarding airline baggage tracking will go into effect in June 2018, mandating that all IATA members maintain an accurate inventory of luggage by monitor¬ing its acquisition and delivery. Beumer Group's Kim Madsen discusses the resolution's aim, what it means for airlines and airports, how RFID and other technologies can be implemented, the minimum requirements, physical challenges and more. (4 pages)
  • 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)
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