RFID for Cargo and Passenger Automation and Control in Airline Industry
Abolfazl Rajabi1, Mostafa Tavassoli2, Sasan Mohammadi3, Mehrdad Javadi4
1Abolfazl rajabi, Department of Mechatronic Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch, Iran.
2Mostafa Tavassoli, Department of Mechatronic Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch, Iran.
3Sasan Mohammadi, Department of Mechatronic Engineering Islamic Azad University – South Tehran Branch, Iran.
4Mehrdad Javadi, Department of Mechatronic 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: 5-8 | Volume-2 Issue-5, November 2012. | Retrieval Number: E0974092512/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: Air industry still relies on manual methods for controlling cargos. The manual procedure results in sustaining great deal of waste of time and human errors. There are many solutions for more efficient controls and barcode-based RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is one among many. This article deals with control using RFID technology, where each passenger and items is marked by a RFID tag. The tag bears unique traits of the passenger for identification. Different types of RFID readers will be used from issuance of flight cart until boarding. Tags are identified by the key inside RFID Tag. Before implementation, the system was studied through simulation and as the results showed, RFID tags were read with 99% accuracy and better performance was achieved. The minimum delay time for passenger and cargo in the simulation was acceptable.
Keywords: RFID Tag, RFID Reader, Baggage, Passenger, Downlink, Uplink.