Low-power UHF-RFID sensor tags for a complete monitoring and traceability of the cold chain

Conference: Smart SysTech 2012 - European Conference on Smart Objects, Systems and Technologies
06/12/2012 - 06/13/2012 at Osnabrück, Deutschland

Proceedings: Smart SysTech 2012

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Schumacher, Ina; Wöllenstein, Jürgen (University of Freiburg, Department of Microsystems Engineering, IMTEK, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, Freiburg, Germany)
Kalbitzer, Jürgen (Scemtec Transponder Technology GmbH, Reichshof-Wehnrath, Germany)

This paper focuses on the development of an intelligent monitoring system for logistic management. The system is a profitable combination of Radio-Frequency-Identification (RFID) Technology and variable sensor types, like temperature, humidity or gas sensors. Depending on the requirements, the integration of different sensors is possible. In this case the main attention is turned on the temperature monitoring in truck environment during the food transport. Of course, the setting is transferable on other applications like monitoring temperature of pharmaceuticals or controlling of humidity to prevent corrosion of car components during transport. Furthermore, the system is capable to communicate with the driver’s cabin and with a central base in case of temperature range violation, allowing the driver or the fleet manager to proactively intervene before damage occurs.