NASA advances RFID project

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is rolling out the second phase of its real-time location system at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The second phase follows deployment of the initial radio frequency identification (RFID) location tracking system earlier this year. It extends the tracking to more items, as well as transitions to RFID Global Solution's Visi-Trac Asset Tracking software.

The system will locate equipment, tools and components at both the facility and vehicle levels. It will be able to provide real-time updates on the location of tagged assets and track items to within defined parameters. Phase two extends the project to include vehicle-mounted RFID receivers with mobile terminals used to support the delivery of space shuttle payloads to the launch pad.

Eldersburg, Md.-based RFID Global Solutions will be working with Florida-based Franwell to provide support to NASA.

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