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Each month, RFID Journal receives numerous white paper submissions from outside experts. We read each paper carefully and select the most informative articles. Please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of facts or claims in these papers.

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  • A New Technology Makes RFID Tags Much Less QAMplicated
    Published March 2014
    Scott Deuty and Jed Griffin of Gain ICs discuss a new technology designed to increase the number of RFID applications by reducing cost, shrinking tag size and increasing transmission ranges. Gain ICs' Ultra Phase Modulation (UPM) technology provides a strong signal and utilizes Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) technology. The resulting advantages include smaller size, lower power consumption and reduced noise generation and noise susceptibility. (6 pages)
  • What Makes RFID Systems Industrial-Strength?
    Published February 2014
    Retail environments in which products are sold look nothing like the industrial environments in which they are produced. Yet the same RFID products developed for retail stores and supply chain operations are heavily marketed to manufacturers for production operations. These products may have different housings or IP ratings than their general-purpose cousins, and may work fine in warehouses, but that does not necessarily qualify them as industrial-grade. Balluff discusses how companies can determine if their RFID equipment will survive in industrial environments. (8 pages)
  • Progettazione del magazzino di una impresa metalmeccanica con l’uso di tecnologia RFID (Published in Italian)
    Published February 2014
    Di seguito, viene proposta la sezione del lavoro di tesi di laurea relativa all’analisi effettuata a proposito dell’implementazione della tecnologia RFID in una azienda metalmeccanica che produce in proprio e fornisce, sia in Italia che all’estero, gru navali e sistemi di sollevamento per applicazioni in ambito marittimo. Ogni aspetto del progetto viene preso in considerazione sia in termini economici che tecnologici senza tralasciare l’impatto sociale che questo possa avere all’interno del contesto di lavoro. A cura di Roberto De Blasi, Università degli Studi di Palermo, facoltà di Ingegneria Meccanica.
  • The ROI for RFID in Retail
    Published February 2014
    Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest and substantial growth in the use of radio frequency identification technology in the retail sector, with more than a billion tags used last year. ChainLink Research discusses several use cases driving this surge in RFID adoption. (12 pages)
  • ARG-US RFID for Monitoring and Tracking Nuclear Materials: The Operating Experience
    Published January 2014
    Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy's Packaging Certification Program, Argonne National Laboratory has developed a monitoring and tracking system for nuclear materials based on radio frequency identification technology. The system, called ARG-US, has been in field-testing and deployments at selected DOE sites since 2010. This paper, written by Brian Craig, John Lee, Hanchung Tsai, Yung Liu and Jim Shuler, describes the operating experience of ARG-US at three sites—the Savannah River Site, the Nevada National Security Site and Oak Ridge National Laboratory—in both storage and off-site transportation applications. (12 pages)
    Tags: Energy
  • Comprehensive Nuclear Material Surveillance With a Radiation Detector-Equipped ARG-US RFID System
    Published January 2014
    The tracking of sensitive nuclear materials can be achieved with RFID technology, significantly improving operational efficiency at nuclear and radiological facilities. This document, from Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, explains how the ARG-US system—designed for use in managing sensitive nuclear and radioactive materials—utilizes sensor tags to continuously monitor the health of nuclear materials' packaging, triggering alarms when necessary to authorized users via a secured local network or the Internet. In conjunction with in-vehicle cellular and satellite communication packages and GPS receivers, the ARG-US platform can also monitor and track assets in transit. (12 pages)
    Tags: Energy
  • Monitoring Critical Facilities Via Advanced RF Devices
    Published January 2014
    The ability to monitor critical environmental parameters at nuclear plants, particularly during and after a disruptive accident, is vital for the safety of plant personnel, rescue and recovery crews, and surrounding communities. Argonne National Laboratory's Hanchung Tsai and Yung Y. Liu, and the U.S. Department of Energy's James Shuler, discuss how an RFID-based system known as ARG-US may be modified and adapted for this purpose, and how the solution has been used to monitor and track sensitive nuclear materials packages at DOE sites. (7 pages)
    Tags: Energy
  • Best IT Asset Management Through Smart RFID Software
    Published December 2013
    Art Barton, RFTrail's director of RFID strategies, discusses how CIOs, finance managers, IT managers and others responsible for managing the IT assets of their organizations are experiencing the pressure to cut costs, enhance IT asset security, increase regulatory compliance and improve their IT asset-auditing procedures. In response to these growing demands, organizations are increasingly turning to RFID-enabled IT asset-tracking and management systems to help achieve these goals.
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