- Intrusion-Detecting Sensors Protect Borders, Troops
Lockheed Martin and Textron each offer active wireless mesh-network systems to the military and private sector, to monitor movements or hazardous conditions.
- Tagsys, ICM Airport Technics Market RFID Bag Tag to Airlines
The tag, based on the one used by Qantas, can not only be used to streamline baggage check-in at airports that have deployed RFID readers, but also display flight data on its built-in electronic-paper screen at non-RFID-equipped facilities.
- Registration Now Open for RFID Journal's 10th Annual Event
RFID Journal LIVE! 2012 will feature more than 50 case studies presented by leading end users, as well as solutions from more than 175 technology companies.
- Rockwell Collins Explores Ways to Benefit From RFID
The aviation electronic equipment provider is using the technology to automate entry of a part's shipping information, and plans to use tags to track the location and status of each unit on its production floor.
- Tego Offers New 2-Kilobit Chip
The TegoChip 2000 enables the aerospace industry to use a smaller, less expensive UHF passive RFID tag with greater data storage capacity than that of traditional EPC Gen 2 tags.
- GS1 Ratifies EPC HF Standard, Aerospace Tag-Data Amendment
The two standards will allow Electronic Product Code numbers to be used on high-frequency passive tags, and will permit aerospace and military users to encode their own identifiers as a prefix in the EPC.
- Helsinki Airport Puts 'Guidance Display Card' to the Test
The handheld device contains a 433 MHz RFID tag to track a passenger's location, and an electronic-paper screen that provides flight info and updates.
- NASA Launches RFID to Track Vibrations
The space agency is using active RFID sensor tags to transmit data to a reader and a PC, where the information can be reviewed in order to determine the sound and vibration levels generated by a rocket launch.
- Cargobox Takes RFID on a Test Flight
A project carried out with funding from a Netherlands government advisory board demonstrated whether the firm's RFID-enabled containers could provide greater security and visibility during air travel.
- Aerospace Materials Provider Automates Prepreg Temperature-Tracking
The company is using ZigBee-based RFID logger tags to measure the amount of time that rolls of composite material are outside of freezers.
- 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.
- Air Force Hospital Eliminates Equipment Loss, Reduces Labor Hours
A research team with Keesler Air Force Base's 81st Medical Group received approval last week for additional studies, to include the implementation of asset tracking at Columbus AFB, temperature monitoring and infant tracking, as well as bar-code and GPS technology pilots.
- Tego Introduces Radiation-Resistant EPC Tag
The Radion, capable of withstanding high levels of X-ray and gamma radiation, will be available in a variety of form factors, for use in the health-care, food, aerospace and defense industries.
- A Flurry of High-Memory Tags Take Flight
Marubeni Chemix and Xerafy are the latest companies to announce high-memory UHF passive tags for aircraft components, such as those being made for Airbus' A350 wide-body.
- TrazeTag Designs Rubberized RFID Labels for Abusive Environments
Each tag's passive RFID inlay is protected by a flexible plastic material that can be custom-molded with wear-resistant text and graphics, for identifying pipes, cable or heavy equipment.