To meet the growing demand of various industries to support RFID technology, the Auburn University Rfid lab has opened a new Aviation and Aerospace division. According to Auburn, the goal is to serve customers of commercial airlines and commercial transport aircraft as well as aerospace application customers of NASA and private aerospace companies.

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Currently, the RFID lab is being expanded into the institute model, and laboratory director Justin Patton said that we will have multiple centers or laboratories with independent directors and advisory boards, and the existing Retail ID lab will continue to operate under its current board structure. We are also exploring expansion to food and logistics. And, other changes are happening, and the focus of research institutes and laboratories will be on all sensor technologies, not just RFID.

The Aerospace ID Laboratory, founded last year under managing director Tom Rogers, is now preparing to host customers, including airlines and aerospace agencies. Rogers A former pilot who graduated from Auburn University in 2012, he will experiment and test RFID and other wireless technologies for clients with the help of university graduate and undergraduate students.

Baggage tracking support for airlines The Auburn University Rfid lab provides services to aviation and aerospace sector organizations by testing products and specific applications before adopting technology.

The number of applications has increased and deployments has increased in recent years. An important application of RFID in aviation is baggage tracking, and many airlines are testing or deploying RFID at airports. When suitcases or other personal items are received, sorted, routing, and transported on a passenger’s flight, they automatically read the built-in RFID tag on the luggage tag.

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The Air Plane Company with the RFID Lab

Since the introduction of RFID technology, led by Delta and other companies have issued statements that the dislocation of luggage has decreased because the technology automatically detects when a piece of luggage may be transported to the wrong plane to avoid such errors. The technology also enables airlines to share data with passengers about the location where their luggage was last detected and the time they receive it at the destination airport.

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Freight companies are also researching, testing, or deploying RFID technology to automatically collect data on air parcels and parcels. Many transportation companies run their own airlines and handle millions of packages that travel around the world. Other applications include the management and maintenance of safety equipment and other assets or inventory on the aircraft before flight.

Currently, many commercial airline flight crews are still conducting manual pre-flight checks and printing out a list of items that must be checked. Before the flight began, employees worked visually to ensure that all the necessary and necessary safety equipment was on board, from the oxygen tank to the flotation device and seats, before continuing the flight.

With the RFID tags on these assets, the process can be done in several minutes. A person would walk up and down the airplane aisle with the handheld machine, detecting the unique ID number labeled on the device.

RFID Lab and Space Technology

For aircraft manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), RFID tags can help them understand the location and status of aircraft components. By applying high-memory UHF RFID tags to critical components, companies can read data directly from the tags to capture historical data about each component, as well as data most recently checked or maintained, and they can also write additional information when serving these segments.

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The aerospace industry has been expanding as private space companies join NASA to send assets out of Earth’s atmosphere. As companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin increase their activity and influence, the need for standardized RFID technology methods for their use in space has surfaced.

RFID tags have been applied to cargo and assets used on NASA flights or on the International Space Station. The technology helps ensure that the cargo is loaded before the rocket takes off, and enables people on the space station to find the equipment they need faster.

Some private space companies also send astronauts and equipment to the space station, while NASA’s portal mission sends astronauts and their equipment back to the moon and eventually to Mars. Rogers Said that I will need a data standard for all of these companies and government agencies to be agreed upon, and that RFID will continue to be a driver of improved asset management.

He also points out that you can’t completely turn back to get what you need. Thus, the lab intends to work with companies to create a set of data standards to track inventory for space missions.

Summary and Outlook

The use of RFID technology in outer space is surprising, which means people still hope for space exploration.

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