Baggage Traffic Control in Airports Making Use of RFID Technology
Mostafa Tavassoli1, Abolfazl Rajabi2, Mehrdad Javadi3, Sasan Mohammadi4
1Mostafa Tavassoli, Department of Mechanical Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch Iran.
2Abolfazl Rajabi, Department of Mechanical Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch , Iran.
3Mehrdad Javadi, Department of Mechanical Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch , Iran.
4Sasan Mohammadi, Department of Mechanical Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch Iran.
Manuscript received on November 01, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on November 02, 2012. | Manuscript published on November 05, 2012. | PP: 111-116 | Volume-2 Issue-5, November 2012. | Retrieval Number: E0973092512/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Nowadays, automatic identification of components is one of the most important research fields for researchers and scientists in different arenas. RFID Technology is one of the technologies widely used in this arena. For this purpose, the present research has dealt with this technology as a means of tracking and identifying baggage automatically in a traffic control system in an airport. The specification of RFID Technology helps distinguish between man and objects with high precision. This paper makes use of this capability for identifying and tracking baggage in an airport and plane in order to increase the efficiency of luggage transport system, which, as a result, increases the precision of the system, decreases the damages arising from the missing of the luggage and its wrong transport and decreases the errors of the manpower. In order to obtain an intelligent system and automatically identify objects, a unique number is required for tracking and control each object. This research has defined a new model with four choices (that is, airline name, flight number, nature of tag and chair number) in order to develop a unique identity number. This number is stored in the tag memory. With such tags passing through RFID Readers embedded at different places including the conveyor belt or at the gates, passengers’ luggage may be easily tracked. This way, any problem can be easily dealt with. Thanks to its adaptability, this technology can be easily used in computerized network for sending and receiving information; and an information bank has also been used to instantaneously analyze and study the information.
Keywords: BHCS (Baggage Handling Control System), Tag Patterns, Unique Identity Number.