Evaluation of operational factors affecting the RFID performance in cargo sorting operations

Ozgur Kabadurmus, Mehmet Serdar Kilinc, Alp Ustundag*

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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) has been taking great attention of industry for its various advantages. This technology enables to monitor and track items in production facilities, warehouse operations and distribution; however, RFID system performance is dramatically affected by the operational factors (controllable factors affecting the system performance) of the system. In particular, identification of appropriate levels for each operational factor is not trivial. In this paper, a six-step testing methodology is used to determine the optimized levels (specific values) of operational factors for an RFID applied conveyor system of cargo sorting operations. Here, a statistical analysis is performed on three RFID operational factors called product type, tag position, and conveyor speed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-135
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • cargo operations
  • conveyor system
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • statistical analysis
  • testing methodology


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