We have a state-of-the-art laboratory with multiple testbeds.

Portal
    Portal/dock-door station
  • RedPraire, Alien or Symbol software
  • Transportation experiments
  • Inventory-tracking experiments
  • Able to fit large truck through portal
  • Can use 3 or more antennas at a time
  • Reading triggered by photo eye
Conveyor-system station
    Conveyor-system station
  • Conveyor loop with diverter
  • 3 segments: 250 fpm, 600 fpm, 250 fpm
  • State-of-the-art device network
  • Motors, drives, controls
  • PLC control panel
  • Control software and HMI by Rockwell Automation
Portal
    Antenna design and performance-analysis station
  • Hardware, software, anechoic chamber
  • Tag antenna design
  • Tag chip impedance measurement
  • Antenna parameters measurement
  • Radiation pattern
  • Gain
  • Polarization
  • Radar cross section (RCS) measurement
  • ESD analysis for RFID tag

Alfonso GutierrezQuestions about the UW RFID Lab?
Contact Executive Director Alfonso Gutierrez at alfonso.gutierrez@wisc.edu or
608-262-5690.

UW RFID Lab Key Competencies

  • RFID strategy design, justification and process reengineering
  • Rigorous methodologies
  • Multi-discipline faculty involvement
  • Extensive experience leading complex, multi-company projects and workgroups
  • Expertise in RFID application in many industries
  • Multi-frequency, multi-standard
  • State-of-the-art testbeds
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