ITcon Vol. 13, pg. 155-165, http://www.itcon.org/2008/11

RFID based 3D buried assets location system

submitted:June 2007
published:April 2008
editor(s):Akinci B, Anumba C
authors:Krystyna Dziadak, Research Student
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
email: kdz1@gcal.ac.uk

James Sommerville, Professor of Construction Management
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
email: jso@gcal.ac.uk

Bimal Kumar, Professor of IT in Design and Construction
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
email: bku@gcal.ac.uk
summary:This paper presents research aimed at developing a three dimensional (3D) buried assets locating system based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. RFID is employed to improve the locating of underground infrastructure. Problems facing the utility companies are highlighted and discussed. Within the paper, differences between system performance in real conditions and ideal conditions will be examined. Other factors, which may affect the overall performance characteristics of the system, such as RF tag type, antennae, and soil conditions will also be analysed and discussed.
keywords:buried asset, location system, data management, RFID, utility
full text: (PDF file, 0.38 MB)
citation:Dziadak K, Sommerville J, Kumar B (2008). RFID based 3D buried assets location system, ITcon Vol. 13, Special issue Sensors in Construction and Infrastructure Management, pg. 155-165, http://www.itcon.org/2008/11