Active RFID: Development and Deployment Lessons Learned (Active RFID Summit USA 2006)

Prof Gisele Bennett, Director, Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Institute of Technology, United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Issues with power management / scavenging
  • Sensor integration
  • Environmental and operation factors
  • Field test results
  • Lessons learned
  • Future of aRFID

Speaker Biography

Dr. Gisele Bennett is the director of the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory, founder of the Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC) with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and a Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Bennett received her B.S. and M.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and a certificate in Management of Technology from Georgia Tech. Her areas of interest include; automatic identification technologies using RFID and optical tagging; Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS); and optical signal processing. During the past 15 years she has developed EPSS to improve technician performance in a maintenance environment, created integrated data environments, analyzed numerous foreign optical systems, analyzed coherence imaging systems for optical communications, has a copyright on a computer model of laser beam propagation through the atmosphere, and has successfully developed and tested active RFID systems. She has a patent on an active RFID system that was designed for monitoring condition and location of assets. She has served as a reviewer for NIH proposals and a reviewer for numerous referred journals. She is a topical editor for Applied Optics Image Processing journal. She is a member of IEEE, OSA, SPIE, SOLE, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta kappa Nu and is currently on AIM's RFID Experts Advisory Group (REG). She is one of ten fellows chosen for Georgia Tech's University Leadership program. She has over 80 publications in refereed journals, technical reports, and workshops.

Company Profile

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of America's premiere research universities. Ranked ninth among US News & World Report's top public universities. Georgia Tech educates more than 17,000 students every year. It offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). During the 2004-2005 academic year, Georgia Tech reached $425 million in new research award funding. GTRI, established since 1934, is the applied research arm of Georgia Tech. GTRI has an international standing for its excellence in many areas of science and technology. It conducts nearly $140 million in R&D each year for industry, government, and academic institutions across the world with programs in areas such as Imaging Science, Radar Technology, Tagging and Tracking Technologies (RFID, optical, Radar), sensor (environmental, optical, biological) and antennae design just to
name a few. GTRI has recently established a research enterprise in Athlone, Ireland to focus on industry research and development needs with one of the focus areas in RFID.