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An RFID-based luggage and passenger tracking system for airport security control applications
Author(s): George E. Vastianos; Dimitris M. Kyriazanos; Vassilios I. Kountouriotis; Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos
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Paper Abstract

Market analysis studies of recent years have shown a steady and significant increase in the usage of RFID technology. Key factors for this growth were the decreased costs of passive RFIDs and their improved performance compared to the other identification technologies. Besides the benefits of RFID technologies into the supply chains, warehousing, traditional inventory and asset management applications, RFID has proven itself worth exploiting on experimental, as well as on commercial level in other sectors, such as healthcare, transport and security. In security sector, airport security is one of the biggest challenges. Airports are extremely busy public places and thus prime targets for terrorism, with aircraft, passengers, crew and airport infrastructure all subject to terrorist attacks. Inside this labyrinth of security challenges, the long range detection capability of the UHF passive RFID technology can be turned into a very important tracking tool that may outperform all the limitations of the barcode tracking inside the current airport security control chain. The Integrated Systems Lab of NCSR Demokritos has developed an RFID based Luggage and Passenger tracking system within the TASS (FP7-SEC-2010-241905) EU research project. This paper describes application scenarios of the system categorized according to the structured nature of the environment, the system architecture and presents evaluation results extracted from measurements with a group of different massive production GEN2 UHF RFID tags that are widely available in the world market.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9091, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII, 90911A (20 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050351
Show Author Affiliations
George E. Vastianos, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
Dimitris M. Kyriazanos, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
Vassilios I. Kountouriotis, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)
Stelios C. A. Thomopoulos, National Ctr. for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9091:
Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXIII
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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