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Resonant Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Detection and Determination of Location and Status of Objects

Resonant Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Detection and Determination of Location and Status of Objects

Docket: UAH-P-06016, 15009

Technology

Researchers at UAH have developed a new technology that provides improved means for detecting and locating metallic and non-metallic objects using pulsed radio frequency (RF) signals. It makes use of smart bar codes that allow the items to be identified and located, as well as the determination of the status of items, such as high exposure to shock loads, excessive temperatures, and breakages.

By eliminating clutter more effectively, this technique detects and locates objects with a higher degree of accuracy than is currently available with conventional radar detection methods.

When implemented in a bar code, the item on which the bar code is placed can be located. The live stock to which the bar-coded identification tag is attached can be identified and found in the same way.

Applications

  • Inventory and shipping control
  • Smart bar codes
  • Smart tags

Advantages

  • Eliminates clutter
  • Passively identifies, locates, and determines the status of objects
  • Does not require active circuitry

Status

  • State of Development: Prototype
  • Licensing Status: Available for licensing
  • Patent Status: Proprietary