Logan Airport to Implement Baggage, Passenger RFID Tracking

By Renee Boucher Ferguson  |  Posted 2006-05-15 Print this article Print

The airport will use chipless RFID tags and a tracking system to monitor passengers and their baggage through to their final destination.

The powers that be at Boston's Logan International Airport have contracted Boston Engineering to implement an RFID project that will track customers and their baggage from arrival to final destination.

Boston Engineering will utilize Vienna, Va.-based Inkode's CRIS (Chipless Remote Identification System) technology as the basis for the pilot program.

Dubbed SEATS, or Secure Environment for Airport Terminal Systems, the project is actually a collaboration between the two companies that combines Inkode's passive, disposable wireless tracking device with a baggage tracking system developed by Boston Engineering.

The tracking system being developed by Boston Engineering tracks a passenger from the time they arrive at the airport and check into a self-service boarding pass kiosk, to the time they board an airplane (given that one doesn't generally deplane during flight, it's assumed the systems tracks an individual through to their final destination).

Baggage, tagged with the chipless RFID sticker, is simultaneously tagged.

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