A professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology was recently awarded a patent for a new inventory management system, which according to the university will eliminate frequency inference in facilities that utilize RFID readers to manage inventories and track products.
“Our system will read and manage inventory in real time with nearly 99% read rate” says Jagannathan Sarangapani, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
The professors states that there are a number of factors that can impact the ability of RFID readers to successfully read product tags, such as tag interference and read collision. To overcome these obstacles, Sarangapani and his team developed software that activate and deactivate neighboring RFID readers within the facility based on the tagged product’s location.
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