RFID Journal Virtual Event

Virtual Events Dec 07, 2021

RFID in Aerospace/Defense 2021

December 07, 11:00 am - December 07, 2021, 1:00 pm

The use of RFID in the aerospace and defense sectors can help organizations comply with customer requirements and achieve significant benefits internally. Case studies presented by aerospace and defense companies already using RFID will help attendees determine the best technology for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with adoption.

11:00 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:05 AM
Improving Asset Tracking With RFID
An international defense, aerospace and security company is in the process of deploying an RFID asset-tracking system at 20 manufacturing buildings located across three different sites. The project was implemented to improve asset-location accuracy and stock-checking, and to reduce the impacts upon production for missing or lost tools. The firm used two pilot projects to gauge the success of the system and hardware design. During the pilots, detection issues were investigated and improved methods of tagging were developed, depending upon asset material type. Learn how the firm worked with its key supplier to improve detection ranges through innovation and improved hardware, thereby increasing its location accuracy and stock-checking, while reducing the risks of missing or lost tools on the production line.

11:40 AM
Airport Uses RFID, Sensors to Speed Up Ground Transportation
A busy U.S. airport has installed sensors above the sidewalk where passengers are directed to wait for a cab. A second sensor is installed where passengers enter the vehicles. When someone carrying a mobile device broadcasting a MAC address gets into line, the first read of that MAC address is time-stamped. The system then uses the time-stamp of the last read of that same MAC address from the sensor near the end of the line to determine that person’s total wait time. The facility integrated the sensor data with the dispatch system that the airport uses to call cabs up from the waiting lot to the queue, resulting in more efficient service. Learn how the ground-transport dispatch office uses RFID to track cabs parked in the waiting lot, as well as sensors to track passengers at its taxi queuing area, resulting in shorter lines and faster service.

12:05 PM
Global Aviation Maintenance Company Tracks Tools via RFID
A global aviation maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) company is using an RFID-based system to ensure that tools employed for aircraft maintenance remain visible in the tool-management system, whether in storage or in use. While the misplacing of a tool is a rare occurrence, it can be an expensive one, causing aircraft maintenance to be delayed for days or weeks until the missing asset can be located. Learn how the system makes it easier for the firm to account for every tool, helping to eliminate the possibility of foreign object damage, and also to manage tool maintenance.

12:35 PM
A Strategic Approach To RFID
Companies in the defense sector are being asked to tag shipments to the U.S. Department of Defense and some aerospace manufacturers. RFID can deliver internal benefits, but businesses need to develop a coherent strategy for deploying RFID across the enterprise in a way that will deliver benefits in many areas of their operations. In this session, hear best practices for developing an RFID strategy that delivers near- and long-term benefits.

12:55 PM
Closing Remarks
Speaker: Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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