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Title: Radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag

Abstract

An enhanced method and apparatus are provided for tracking and managing a plurality of packagings, particularly packagings containing radioactive and fissile materials. A radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag is provided with an associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a tag body and a back plate including predefined mounting features for mounting the surveillance tag to the associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a battery power supply. The RFID surveillance tag includes a plurality of sensors monitoring the associated packaging including a seal sensor. The seal sensor includes a force sensitive material providing a resistivity change responsive to change in a seal integrity change of the associated packaging. The resistivity change causes a seal integrity tag alarm. A tag memory stores data responsive to tag alarms generated by each of the plurality of sensors monitoring the associated packaging.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531696
Patent Number(s):
8,013,744
Application Number:
12/426,054
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009-04-17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Tsai, Han -Chung, and Liu, Yung Y. Radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Tsai, Han -Chung, & Liu, Yung Y. Radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag. United States.
Tsai, Han -Chung, and Liu, Yung Y. Tue . "Radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531696.
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author = {Tsai, Han -Chung and Liu, Yung Y.},
abstractNote = {An enhanced method and apparatus are provided for tracking and managing a plurality of packagings, particularly packagings containing radioactive and fissile materials. A radio frequency identification (RFID) surveillance tag is provided with an associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a tag body and a back plate including predefined mounting features for mounting the surveillance tag to the associated packaging. The RFID surveillance tag includes a battery power supply. The RFID surveillance tag includes a plurality of sensors monitoring the associated packaging including a seal sensor. The seal sensor includes a force sensitive material providing a resistivity change responsive to change in a seal integrity change of the associated packaging. The resistivity change causes a seal integrity tag alarm. A tag memory stores data responsive to tag alarms generated by each of the plurality of sensors monitoring the associated packaging.},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}

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