A RFID-based Material Tracking Information System 2007 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics

Author(s): Zhang Min ; Li Wenfeng ; Wang Zhongyun ; Li Bin ; Ran Xia
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 2007
Conference Location: Jinan, China
Conference Date: 18 August 2007
Page(s): 2,922 - 2,926
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-1531-1
DOI: 10.1109/ICAL.2007.4339081



Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is the next generation wireless communication technology applicable to various areas. For the beneficial features of RFID, we integrate RFID readers into the Material Tracking Information System. In this paper, we propose the function and solution architecture for the system. Two methods for the client application to communicate with the RFID readers are introduced, one of which is to build a RFID middleware server. The design of the RFID middleware is discussed. RFID reader and back-end database both help to automatically record and store the circulation history and current status of a tracked object, and they cooperate to synchronize the information flow and material flow. Prototypical intelligent RFID guided vehicle used in the warehouse is presented in the paper. Then the flowchart for one tracking subsystem is given and web server is built to provide convenient verbal and graphic interface for tracking.