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Investigating the Effect of Temperature in RFID Technology

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Instrumentation Division Technical Session 2

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Tae-Hoon Kim Purdue University Northwest Orcid 16x16


Lash B. Mapa Purdue University Northwest

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Lash Mapa is a Professor in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet (PUC). His undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Chemical Engineering. He has several years’ experience as a Chemical Engineer, Process and Project manager with European and U.S. manufacturing organizations. Currently, he is involved in the MS Technology program at PUC and has managed over thirty lean six sigma projects with manufacturing, service industry and educational institutions. He is a certified six sigma black belt and a certified quality engineer with ASQ

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Deepak Ramamurthy

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Feroja Goni

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been adopted and widely used in many applications including agriculture, forest industry, hospitals, highway transportation, and manufacturing industry. Due to its advantages such as tracking and real-time monitoring. RFID technology uses the tag to store limited data that can be read by RFID reader through the antenna. Passive RFID technology is commonly used in industry because of no power source requirement on the tag. Instead, the tag uses the electromagnetic energy transmitted from the reader, which creates significant interference between readers, to transmit stored data. Many literatures focus on the electromagnetic interference (EMI) between antennas to investigate the effect and find the solution. However, noise is another important factor in wireless communication, which may impact on the reading rate in RFID, because RFID uses the small range wireless communication to read the transmitted data from the tag. In this paper, we consider two factors, distance and temperature, to investigate how they affect the RFID read rate. The data collected at various temperature will be compared to the results from normal temperature and the effects of temperature in RFID will be discussed.

Kim, T., & Mapa, L. B., & Ramamurthy, D., & Goni, F. (2017, June), Investigating the Effect of Temperature in RFID Technology Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28589

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