The Development of a RFID-based Smart Pipeline Tracking and Information Management System

Wenli Ji, Minsi Chen, Julie Davies, Zhijie Xu, Bin Wang, Kang Sun

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Abstract

Huge number of pipes and cables are buried beneath streets in China. It is a challenge to tracing and monitoring these pipes effectively and accurately due to invisibility. Accurate information of these pipes could aid the utility owners in the planning and managing of their installations, especially for maintenance purpose. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) that is seen as a Ubiquitous Sensor Network can provide an effective solution for the call. This paper focuses on using RFID to support the management of underground utilities by developing a complete sensor tracking and information management system. A major component of this system includes RFID reader, tags attached to pipes, Android mobile terminal and server. Research activities includes specifying functions of individual system module, conducting laboratory evaluations of the performance of RFID tags in underground conditions, system prototyping and function test. The investigated solution enables both proactive and corrective identification, inspection and maintenance of underground pipelines. It also offers users abilities to manage data harvested from digital tags attached to pipes, which is far more efficient than the rigid traditional achieving and paper-based logging system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationImproving Productivity through Automation and Computing
EditorsXiandong Ma
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781862203419
ISBN (Print)9781538648919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing - Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
Conference number: 24
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8742895/proceeding (Website Containing the Proceedings)
http://www.cacsuk.co.uk/index.php/conferences/icac (Link to Conference Information)

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
Abbreviated titleICAC 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
Period6/09/187/09/18
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Ji, W., Chen, M., Davies, J., Xu, Z., Wang, B., & Sun, K. (2019). The Development of a RFID-based Smart Pipeline Tracking and Information Management System. In X. Ma (Ed.), 2018 24th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018): Improving Productivity through Automation and Computing [8748958] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/IConAC.2018.8748958