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Students Present RFID Tech That Can Locate Lost Baggage At Airports
Jul 16, 2018

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically-stored information."The model presented by us uses passive RFID tags. The tags can help locate baggage and gives real-time information at what stage of transfer a bag is in. Passengers can get information about their luggage on their smart-phones or through SMS," said Supreeth YS, who was leading the Bengaluru-based college's team.He also said that the tags can be reused and passengers can also attach it to collars of their pets to track them. 

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Besides passengers, even airport officials can use information from these tags to locate and trace misplaced baggage, Bansal said, adding that the tags can be used with the existing system.