Development of radio frequency identification textile and mapmaking system

Masuda Atsuji, Murakami Tetsuhiko, Takeuchi Hidenori, Hashimoto Kazuyuki, Miyayama Hideyuki, Ueoka Ryoko, Hirose Michitaka

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In this paper, we present a highly accurate position detection system using a textile technique as a useful application of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. To support this system, we also developed an automatic mapmaking system. Massively distributed RFID tags have the potential for location-aware applications. However, deploying RFID tags and correlating the physical coordinates of each tag identification for mapmaking is relatively expensive and time-consuming. We developed RFID textile and a customized textile inspection machine as an automatic mapmaking system. We examined the feasibility of a tracking system using the RFID textile that was calibrated by the developed mapmaking system. The calibration for a 19-m length of RFID textile, including 1900 RFID tags, was completed within 38 min, and RFID-based tracking system could successfully detect a walking trajectory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Textile Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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