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dc.contributor.advisorGaukler, Gary M.en_US
dc.creatorKim, Gak Gyuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-14T23:57:50Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T01:53:54Z
dc.date.available2010-01-14T23:57:50Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-01-16T01:53:54Z
dc.date.created2007-08en_US
dc.date.issued2009-05-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1540
dc.description.abstractBeing able to quickly locate equipment is critical inside buildings, including hospitals, manufacturing floors and warehouses. In order to utilize limited budget and resources efficiently, accurate locating or tracking is required in many fields. In this research, we will focus on how to find the location of an item by using RFID in real time indoors to track equipment. When an item needs to be located, the purpose of using RFID is to minimize the searching time, effort, and investment cost. Thus, this research presents a math¬ematical model of using RFID (both handheld readers and stationary readers) for efficient asset location. We derive the expected cost of locating RFID¬tagged objects in a multi¬area environment where hand¬held RF readers are used. We then discuss where to deploy stationary RF readers in order to maximize the efficiency of the search process.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectRFIDen_US
dc.subjectHand-held readeren_US
dc.subjectStationary readeren_US
dc.subjectHeuristic policyen_US
dc.subjectTraveling routeen_US
dc.subjectInstall locationen_US
dc.subjectExpected timeen_US
dc.titleLocating and tracking assets using RFIDen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentIndustrial and Systems Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChoe, Yoonsucken_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNtaimo, Lewisen_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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