The Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois has equipped itself with an RFID-based surveillance tag system utilizing wireless sensing technology provided by Evigia Systems.
The integrated system consists of Evigia’s EV3 platform and will be used to track the physical locations and monitor the status to help ensure the safety and security of nuclear materials during processing, storage and transport.
The Argonne system, dubbed ARG-US, includes battery-powered RFID tags, wireless readers, an application software suite, secure databases and Web services. The tags used feature a customized sensor suite for mechanical seal integrity, environmental temperature and humidity, mechanical shock/impact, radiation, and battery status.
A violation of any preset alarm threshold, and the system will automatically alert the responsible individuals and/or organizations.