Monitoring Radioactive Materials Via RFID

By Doug

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has developed several RFID solutions for the tracking of radioactive and other hazardous materials, including the Rapid Deployable Global Sensing Hazard Alert System (SAV-EM) and Inherently Safe Passive Gas Monitoring for Hazardous Material Storage and Shipping Containers (InPac). Designed to connect to a variety of gas, environmental and/or radiation sensors, SAV-EM uses a credit card-size device that tracks sensors or personnel in real time, anywhere on Earth, via GPS and Iridium satellite constellation. Hear how the DOE is successfully using RFID, and learn how several of its national laboratories, including Savannah River National Laboratory, are working on additional projects using RFID-enabled technology.