The Effects of Tag Positioning on RFID Performance: Case of Food Beverages

June 2023

Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian and Ethan Claucherty of Michigan State’s Axia Insitute and Angelica Rossi and Patrizia Perego of the University of Genoa, Genoa Italy were recently published in the Chemical Engineering Transactions (CEt) Journal. 

Smart packaging containing sensors has been increasingly used for many consumer products. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems have been adopted across many supply chains to provide traceability. These technologies have also been adopted in the food industry to help with the tracking of goods across the supply chain and to help monitor product shelf-life. This goal of this research was to determine the best configuration for attaching a passive UHF RFID to different types of beverage bottles. Different commercially purchased bottle were used in this research including some made of Tetra Pak®, clear glass, and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).  

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