Lab Facilities

The UW RFID Lab has three stations



Portal / Dock-door Station


- Can use RedPraire, Alien, or Symbol software


- Transportation Experiments

- Inventory Tracking Experiments

- Able to fit a large truck through the portal

- Have the ability to use over 3 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

Antenna Design and Performance Analysis Station  

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