The development of standards for onboard application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will be discussed during the next Avionics Magazine webinar, "Airborne RFID: Radio Frequency Identification Takes Off,” scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. EST.
Confirmed speakers for the webinar are Ken Porad, associate technical fellow and program manager of the Boeing Automated Identification Program; Barry Allen, co-chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) G18 Technical Committee for RFID in Aerospace; and Timothy Butler, president and CEO of chip developer Tego Inc., of Waltham, Mass.
RFID tags on “flyable” parts are seen as a major cost-saving advance, offering airlines the ability to track and monitor avionics and other parts after they’ve been installed on the aircraft. Information gleaned from the tags will support aircraft configuration management and line maintenance, repair shop optimization and life-limited parts monitoring.
For more information, or to register for the webinar, visit www.aviationtoday.com/webinars/2010-0818.html