Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a broad term that is used to describe a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a unique serial number) of an object wirelessly, using radio waves and categorized as an automatic identification technology. RFID is designed to enable readers to capture data on tags and transmit it to a computer system - without needing a person to be involved. A typical RFID system consists of a tag with a microchip attached to a radio antenna mounted on a substrate and a reader with a data acquisition system. The chip can store as much as 2 kilobytes of data. A typical reader is a device that has one or more antennas that emit radio waves and receive signals back from the tag. The reader then passes the information in digital form to a computer system. RFID is being used by many industries including manufacturing, shipping and transportation, medical and healthcare and animal identification. This technology has had limited applications in the horticulture industry, including being used for the identification and tracking of shipping carts for inventory control but not at item level monitoring (individual pots and plants) and ‘condition level’ (moisture level, history of fertilizer interval etc.) of the item. This is essential during warranty replacement and insurance of high end or economically valuable plants. A design matrix was created for the major factors that are under investigation, moisture level, density of material, temperature. The design matrix will show all possible combinations of high and low levels for each input factor. This paper presents initial research that has been conducted to identify major factors that are important in horticulture using a RFID system.
Mapa, L. B., & Goni, F., & Alam, S., & Aryal, G. (2018, June), Developing a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) as a Decision Support System in Horticulture Industry Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30293
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