RFID technology in aviation baggage management

RFID technology in aviation baggage management


1. Overview

        The use of radio frequencyidentification systems (RFID) to strengthen the baggage tracking, distributionand transmission, improve safety management in order to avoid misfeed occurred.Affixed to each piece of luggage by RFID tags , RFID electronic tags record avariety of information about airline passengers , such as flight number, stopbits , departure time and other information, as commissioned by airport baggagefrom the baggage of passengers took the audience to this is the beginning oftheir respective flow control node , such as sorting , installed office,baggage claim tag reader installed electronic equipment , then sent to thevarious departments , luggage transport the whole process of informationsharing and monitoring , thus enhancing its management level and efficiency ,timely and accurate delivery luggage will reach the destination.


        For the aviation industry , every daymillions of passengers and handling baggage and on-time to head to their safety. Global aviation business in a particular year will be lost and delayedbaggage to pay as high as three billion dollars. And checked baggage in thewhole process , because there are too many manual operations , accuracy can notensure the same time, it is inevitable that the common mistake oftransportation problems , loss and so on. Influence the accuracy of baggagepassengers ' satisfaction , visitors to Hong Kong found their luggage did notarrive randomly , affecting passenger journey , causing passengers to complain.Implement job responsibilities checked baggage , the passenger 's checkedbaggage to go through a number of cross-boundary links, there is no effectivemeans of monitoring and can not monitor the entire transportation process ,causing damage to baggage , you can not distinguish the responsibility is lost.

3.The systemarchitecture

        Paste airline passengers randomlychecked baggage on the RFID tags , electronic tags recorded in travelers'personal information, port of departure , port of arrival , flight number ,stands , departure time and other information ; luggage on each node in theflow control , such as sorting, installed office, baggage claim tag readerinstalled electronic equipment . When the luggage tag with information throughvarious nodes when , RFID reader reads the information, spread to the database. Luggage transport the whole process of information sharing and monitoring..

4. Features andadvantages

( 1 ) efficient dataacquisition traditional data collection is generally still in the manualrecords and simple computer management. The RFID reader sends out a radiofrequency signal via the antenna , when the tag enters a current inducedmagnetic field to obtain energy , the transmission of its own codinginformation is read and decoded back to the reader on the host computer forprocessing . Read by the RFID reader RFID tags, multiple tags can be read froma few meters to be precise , efficient data collection

( 2 ) strengtheningthe security and reliability of RFID technology can automatically identify thetarget audience through radio signals , even for multiple high-speed movementof the luggage object identification can be carried out simultaneously ,without human intervention , fast and easy to operate. New RFID technologymechanization rate of more than 95 %. This means that technically will greatlyreduce lost luggage , late movement, wrong operation possible. At the same time, RFID can work in a variety of harsh environments. This can enhance the safetyof passengers baggage , greatly reducing its error rate and other issues ,strengthen their satisfaction.

( 3 ) clearlydefine the RFID tag and reader communication links so that each run will betracked and fulfill the responsibilities of each operational aspects andoperations personnel when problems arise when lost or shipped the wrong time ,can accurately identify the responsible person .

( 4 ) real-timetracking and monitoring of each RFID reader can be connected through thenetwork to the server , in all aspects of baggage to passengers to the finalhand , can effectively record tracking and monitoring . Timely grasp of thewhole process , dynamic management , managers can under the circumstances ofthis statistical data and view each link can be targeted for management. Toachieve a real-time transmission of information and management.

( 5 ) reduce thetotal cost of ownership -time investment , you can multifaceted , long timebenefit. If management and mistakes due Consignment lost baggage or otherproblems , the loss is self-evident , and for airlines and related personnelwill have a lot of trouble. Compared to the cost of the RFID businessinvestment is not high , if there is a problem not only suffer huge losses totheir business interests , but also damaged the brand 's image. And thisinvestment can not only effectively manage , but also enhance the overallinformation from one level of management , establish a brand image , to achievemaximum benefits .