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Very small RFID for arrows

By P. Cave 2016-12-09 04:25:46 PM

Apologies if this subject has been covered before - I'm coming to this subject from outside the industry and my searches have so far drawn a blank.

I'm interested in very small RFID transmitters - ideally less than the size of a grain of rice - which can fit inside the rear tip of an arrow and might be useful for locating lost arrows.

I take part in a sport called field archery here in the UK: a long amble through woodland with occasional shots at foam animal targets (no live hunting here - it's illegal in the UK). UInlike target archery, the terrain is more interesting, the target distances have to be estimated and all the targets are different sizes.

However, this does lead to misses and sometimes lost arrows, which can travel a fair distance and bury themselves in undergrowth. At present, we scratch around in the undergrowth and often, but not always, find our misses.

I'm wondering whether RFID technology/miniaturisation has evolved to a point where a small transmitter can be placed inside the arrow nock (the bit at the rear of the arrow which sits on the bow's string) which could be used with a matched RFID locator to find lost arrows? It may be that this technology already exists, in which case I'd be very grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance. Happy to expand on the requirements if needed...

Philip

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Very small RFID for arrows
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12.09.2016
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