Sensor based battery-less RFID tags: new technologies and new applications (Smart Labels Europe 2005)

Dr Greg Horler, Founder and Technical Director
Instrumentel Ltd, United Kingdom
 

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Presentation Summary

  • The ability to track, sense and actuate with a battery-less (passive) tag
  • Case study analysis - an electronic container locking system with access control to protect goods in a supply chain

Speaker CV

Dr. Greg Horler
 
A career in electronics started with Inmos Ltd., (1981) as a failure analysis technician. He holds a BSc Combined Honours Degree in Physics and Electronics (Sheffield 1988) and an MSc in Advanced Microelectronic Design (Durham 1989). In 1999 he was awarded a PhD in "The Design and Use of a Digital Radio Telemetry System for Measuring Internal Combustion Engine Piston Parameters". An accomplished embedded systems engineer, he holds a number of patents. In 2001, Greg Founded Instrumentel Ltd., a Leeds University spin-out developing tele-sensing and tele-actuating systems for extreme, hazardous and difficult-to-access places.

Company Profile

Instrumentel Ltd is a 'spin-out' company from the University of Leeds to bring to market its groundbreaking research in battery-less telemetry systems for remote actuation and the taking of remote sensor measurements in normal to harsh environments.
 
Instrumentel initially applied its sensing technology, called IntraSense™, to condition monitoring of F1 racing car engines, but has since added actuation capability to create a remote locking technology called IntraLoc™. This new locking system provides a high level of security to containers by means of a novel, battery-less electronic lock and coded electronic key. Its unique selling point is that the "smart" container locks will only open or close within a designated area by a trained individual using a coded scanner. The system is designed for the supply chain industry and provides point-to-point asset tracking, as well as ensuring the accountability of all those involved in the supply chain process.
 
The IntraSense™ technology is ahead of normal RFID technology, while the IntraLoc™ technology is unique in the market place with no known competitors other than those that provide anti-tamper packaging in various forms. IntraLoc™ takes security to a much higher level than this.

Upcoming Event

Smart Labels USA 2006
Westin Copley, Boston, MA
March 28-29, 2006
 
The fifth event in this series - in previous years over 400 people and 45 exhibitors have attended.

Speaker Biography (Greg Horler)

A career in electronics started with Inmos Ltd., (1981) as a failure analysis technician. Greg holds a BSc Combined Honours Degree in Physics and Electronics (Sheffield 1988) and an MSc in Advanced Microelectronic Design (Durham 1989). In 1999 he was awarded a PhD in "The Design and Use of a Digital Radio Telemetry System for Measuring Internal Combustion Engine Piston Parameters". An accomplished embedded systems engineer, he holds a number of patents. In 2001, Greg Founded Instrumentel Ltd., a Leeds University spin-out developing tele-sensing and tele-actuating systems for extreme, hazardous and difficult-to-access places.