RFID-based traceability system for architectural concrete

Conference: RFID Systech 2010 - European Workshop on Smart Objects: Systems, Technologies and Applications
06/15/2010 - 06/16/2010 at Ciudad, Spain

Proceedings: RFID Systech 2010

Pages: 8Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Authors:
Zangroniz, R.; Pastor, J. M.; Dios, J. J. de (AutoLog Group, E.U. Polit├ęcnica de Cuenca, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario, 16071 Cuenca, Spain)
Garcia-Escribano, J. (AutoLog Group, E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Avda. Camilo J. Cela s/n, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain)

Abstract:
The main objective of the project described on this paper is to develop a traceability system for architectural concrete panels. The system should enable the traceability, both downstream, allowing to know the origin of the panels and which processes were followed for any panel installed in a building, and upstream, so it is possible to further analyze the processes followed by the panel to be installed. Therefore, the planning can be performed for optimizing processes and resources, and achieving an appropriate distribution of the timing, costs, etc. Techniques based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) are used for the tracking, we will develop a system customized for the product, so that, radiofrequency tags can be attached or embedded in concrete. The system has been implemented by means of using passive RFID tags in UHF band, specifically developed to work on architectural concrete. Besides, the design for a portable RFID reader with storage capacity and communication of the information obtained from the panels is proposed, as well as the integration of sensors for their geographic location, essential for the storing tasks in the factory.