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  1. 1. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE - WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE Anirudh Tandon Student , B.TECH. IV year Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering , SRMCEM , Lucknow-227105 (U.P. Technical University , Lucknow) ani_bourne87@yahoo.com AbstractThe Radio frequency identification device (RFID) is the latest ,more secure and fastest technology inwarehouse management. There has a considerable amount of reduction in transaction costs and decrease instock shortage with the use of RFID. Most RFID networks include a wide range of automation technologies .These technologies are RFID tags , RFID readers, RFID smart sensors , RFID controllers .This paper alsostresses on the need for synchronization between the readers in denser environments to avoid serious readercollisions.Index Terms: RFID , Automation , Warehouse , Synchronization . 1. Introduction 2.1. The basic structure of RFID system Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a A whole set of RFID system is composed oftechnology to realize no contact information four parts, which are, Reader, Tag (alsotransmission by the application to radio known as responder), Antenna andfrequency signal and space coupling Application Software System. The basic(alternating magnetic field or electromagnetic structure of RFID is shown asfield) and identify with the information C h a r t 1.Its working principle is as such:transmitted. As a promising technology, RFID Reader transmits radio wave energy of aproducts have been playing important roles certain frequency to the receiver so as to theinn materials circulation and supplychain receiver circuit could sent forth the data insidemanagement, anti-counterfeit and safety and the Reader then receives and read thecontrol, traffic management and control and data in sequence and finally sent to theproduction management and control and have application program for correspondingimproved the efficiency of management and processing.commercial value of industries such as (1) Tagservice,manufacture, commercial distribution, Tag is the real carrier of RFID system.transportation, military, postal service and Generally speaking, a tag is made up of a tagtobacco. It is predicted that RFID antenna and a special tag chip. Each tag hastechnology will be an important technology one single electronic code to be attached onthat changes people’s life in the 21st century. the target object of a substance. Tag functions as barcode symbol of the bar code technology and is used for the memory of information 2. Working Principle of RFID needs identifying and transmitting.Deptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 1
  2. 2. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICE According to the difference between the and writing to the tag. It could be database or power supply modes of the tag, it could be management information system in an divided into active tag and passive tag, from enterprise. Users could buy highly the functions, it could be divided into RO, specialized inventory management database RW, tag with microprocessor and tag with which is designed for certain industries transducer, from the type of modulation, tag could also be divided into active tag and 2.2. The work flow of RFID system passive tag . The basic work flow of RFID system is, (2) Reader after Reader transmitting radio frequency Reader is the device used to read or signal with certain frequencies through write the tag information. It could read, transmitting antenna, the induced current write, indicate and process solely or work will be produced while entering along with other computers or systems to with the target object of the tag into complete the operation to the tag . the working area of transmitting antenna and then, relying on the energy obtained by the induced current, the tag transmits the product information memorized in the chip or transmit signal of a certain frequency actively, after the demodulation and decoding of carrier wave signal sent from the tag to the receiving antenna, the Reader sends the information to data management system for relevant treatment, data management system judges the validity of the tag by logical operation and processes and control correspondingly according to the different settings and then send out command signal to control the operation of actuator. 3. The Application of RFID A typical Reader is made up of control Technology in module, radio frequency module, and Warehouse Management interface module and Reader antenna. Besides, there are additional interfaces 3.1. The advantages of RFID technology (RS232, RS485 and interfaces of Ethernet, compare with the traditional Bar Code etc.) for many Readers to transmit the Compare with bar code, RFID electronic data received to application system or label has several advantages as following: receive orders from them. First, Quick Scan: Bar code scans one (3) Antenna bar-code each time, RFID identifier can scan Antenna is the device used to provide radio several RFID labels at the same time. frequency signal transmission space for tag Second, Volume Miniaturization and and Reader. It could be installed inside the Figure Diversification: The accuracy of Reader or connected with the antenna RFID access does not require fixed paper interface of it through coaxial cable. size and quality of printing, it is not limited (4) Data management system by measures and figures. Moreover, RFID Data management system mainly label could head for volume memories and manages the data and miniaturization and figure diversification to information as well as controlling the readingDeptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 2
  3. 3. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICEapply to different production. inspection, warehousing, cargo delivery, Third, Anti-pollution and Durability: allocation, cargo shift, inventory checkTraditional bar code is made from paper and other operation process to ensure the accuracy and speed of the input data. Thus thewhich is easily polluted. However, RFID enterprise could master the real storage datahas a strong resistance of water, oil and at the first time, which could help themchemistry medicine, etc. Besides, as the reasonably keep and control the storage.bar code is always attached on the plastic The mainly management objects which applybag or outer packing of cardboard boxes, it to RFID technique in enterprise warehouse are:is easily damaged, RFID label stores the data 1) Warehouse Goods: It is the directin the chip, so it is anti-pollution. object in warehouse management. It is classified into three forms: stock, box body and Fourth, Replication Using of RFID Label: bulk pack. At present RFID does not apply toThe bar code today can hardly changes the single small goods management, so it is used ininformation after printing, RFID label could whole box or whole stock (including singleadd, amend and delete the data in the label large goods) management.repetitively, which convenient the renew 2) Inventory Location: It refers to the districtof the information. used to place warehouse goods and doesn’t overlapping in room. Usually, one inventory Fifth, Penetrability and Exposed Reading: location could place several warehouse goodsRFID could penetrates communication or a large one warehouse good occupies severaldespite paper, wood, plastic and other non locations.metal or non transparent materials. Bar 3) Warehouse Management Device: It referscode scanner could read the data only in a to the devices used in warehousenear range and without other materials block. management, e.g. fork lift truck and hand Sixth, Large Data Memory: The truck, etc. These devices should be proper dispatched in time and location so as tovolume of one- dimensional bar code is improve the utilization ratio in large and busy50Bytes while two-dimensional bar code has warehouse.2-3000 Bytes. RFID has several MegaBytes (2) Management Taskvolume maximum. With the development 1) Each inventory location has anof memory carriers, data volume is on the electronic label which called inventory label.trend of expansion. In future, the introduction During the operation of warehousecould carry more and more data, thus the label management, determine the operation locationneed to expand its volume. according the number of the label. Seventh, Security: RFID carries electronic 2) The warehousing goods, for information whose data guided by the passing management, each of them has an electronic number and thus the content is not easy to label which called goods label. The goods has imitate or revised. goods label should be whole large goods which easy to labeling. During the 3.2. Object and Task of RFID warehouse operation, reading the number of Technique in Warehouse Management the label to check the operation goods. On (1) Management Object the purpose to save the operation cost, goods Traditional warehouse management depends label should designed to be the label which on non automatic system which is based could be makes a full use and could be pick on recorded paper document to pursuing off for replication use at warehousing location. the import and export goods, completely 3) Set up wireless LAN which covered performed by personnel. So the depot the whole shipping department to translate management rate is very low and the the operation data immediately. Install the scale of the warehouse is very small. fixed wireless date termination on the fork liftWarehouse management system based on RFID truck, and hand held wireless date terminationrefers to the system which imported the for each manual operation staff. TheRFID technique. It exquisites the data wireless date termination can receive theautomatically on the chains of receivingDeptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 3
  4. 4. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICEoperation order, confirm the operation location RFIDTechnologyand feedback the operation situation. 4) Use The Warehouse Management SystemAGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle) as the is mainly composed by three main parts:platform to install the RFID scanner, (1)Basic Management Subsystem: it takescontrolling device and radio communication charge of centralized management andequipment. The AGV truck which installed maintenance of database of WMS, thethe scanner could check the warehouse establishment of stock plan and ex-warehouseautomatically in the appointed time every plan and carry-out of orders, together withday and conduct the result to the system make out various management report forms.management center. (2)Warehouse Location Management Subsystem: it issues labels of entering 3.3. Framework of RFID in WMS into the warehouse and undertakes real- Warehouse Management System adopts the timed stock management together withframework with three layers, described as giving orders of warehouse managementfollows : operation through wireless communicationThe first layer is Capture, that is, capture data network.mainly throughRFID equipment and other (3)Operation Management Implementationautomatic discrimination equipment,including labels of storage location, labels Subsystem: it completes specific operationsof consignment, wireless data terminal, AVG of entering warehouse, ex-warehouse, shiftingvehicle, etc. warehouse, distribution and check ofThe second layer is Movement, that is, warehouse, etc. The implementation of everytransfer the captured data to the central data tache can be queried according to assignment.warehouse through wireless communication The disposition of RFID equipment intechnology, including wireless access warehouse management refers to Chart-3.equipment and some relevant networkequipment. Chart-3 Disposition of RFID Equipment inThe third layer is Management, that is, Warehouse Managementanalyze and manage the captured data,including the server of some equipment, suchas database, network, etc. together with somesystematic software of warehouse management. 1ˉthe computer server of stock management database 2 ˉthe wireless office computer 3ˉthe printer of labels of warehouse entry 4ˉthe laser printer 5ˉthe wireless antenna 6ˉthe wireless equipment terminal of forklift 7 3.4. Composition of WMS Based on the ˉthe wireless long range code scanner 8ˉtheDeptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 4
  5. 5. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICEhandheld wireless terminal “Listening” at the same time, will start “Talking” at the same time. If a reader is 4. Synchronization Of Readers turned on at a different time, or if a reader loses synchronization that reader will4.1 Tuning start again in synchronism with the rest ofEPC Radio-frequency Identification the readers, after the last reader has finished itsProtocols Class 1 Generation 2 UHF “Talk” session . . Two readers assigned to beRFID Protocol for Communication at 860 operating in a same channel will be as far apartMHz – 960 MHz”, in short EPC C1G2, is as possible. Also, the neighbouring antennasthe standard protocol developed by EPC will be using channels as far apart asglobal for RFID devices for use within the possible. The spectrum is split into 10supply chain. With the implementation of ETSI channels, all 5 of the odd-numbered channels302 208 and EPC C1G2, it was discovered are reserved for tag backscattering while all 5that when a reader is operating at a certain of the even-numbered channels are assignedsub-band or channel, this reader will for reader interrogation. . The antenna on theeffectively prevent other readers from using furthest left is using channel 2 forthat channel within an unacceptable large area. interrogation. The next antenna on itsUnder the concept of reader synchronization, immediate right is using channel 8, whichall the RFID readers in a certain area, for is 6 channels away. Channel 10, though isexample all the readers in a warehouse, are the furthest channel away, is not chosen.networked together through a central control This is because the arrangement of [2, 8,unit. 4, 10, 6] gives best channel separation between every channel. 4.2 Using external sensors Sensors can be used to turn RFID reader on only when tags are approaching to further reduce reader interference in that area. This will free up the channels allocated for those antennas, and also to avoid unnecessary interference to other surroundings reader antennas. Fig 1. “listening” and “talking” mode Fig3.using external sensors both the antennas at dock door 3 are switched off when absence of truck 3 is detected. Fig2. Channeling of the allocated frequency spectrum 4.3 Using RF absorbing materials Another effective, but more expensive, The connection method can be the common way to reduce readers interference and Ethernet connection, or equivalent. All the collision, is to utilize RF opaque or RF readers are “Listen Before Talk” compatible. absorbing materials to contain the They are configured to start to “Listen” at the interrogating signal within the designated same time, and then at the end of the listen zone of interrogation. Although there collision, period, they can all synchronously start to is to utilize RF opaque or RF absorbing “Talk”. All the readers, which start materials to contain the interrogating signalDeptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 5
  6. 6. WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WITH RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICEwithin the designated zone of interrogation. 6. Acknowledgement In the end I would like to acknowledge Hui Tan(Department of business management, Nanjing Institute of Industry Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu ,China). Fig3. use of RF absorbing mateials. 7.References Although there will signal leakage through the door openings, it would not have caused [1].Hui Tan,”The Application of much interference. This is due to the fact RFID Technology in the that the signal strengths at the sides of the Warehouse Management antenna are relatively weak as compared to the Sys t e m” ,IEEE International front of the antenna. Accordingly the gain at Symposium on Electronic the side of a typical RFID antenna is Commerce and Sec urit y. pp.1- approximately 20 dB less than the gain at the 3,August2008. front of the antenna. [2].Kin Seong Leong,Mun Leng 5.Conclusion Ng ,Alfio R. Grasso , Peter H. Cole, ”S ync roni za ti on of RFI DRFID has gradually become an indispensable Reader Environments” ,IEEEtechnical tool and measure to improve International Symposium onmanagement level of logistics and supply Applications and the Internetchain, decrease cost, realize the Workshops.pp3-4 ,2006.informationization of enterprise managementand increase competitive strength. Many [3].Glover,B.,Bhatt,H.,”Antypical cases abroad suggest that, the Introduction to RFID” ,Chap. 1.enterprises which have presently applied RFID ESSENTIALS .pp12-RFID technology into the warehouse 14,O’REILLY,2006.management information system havedecreased the error ratio of their producing [4].Badri Nath ,Franklingoods. This paper has identified Re ynolds and RoyWant ,”RFIDsynchronization of RFID readers as a Technology and Applications”mechanism to assist in RFID readers ,IEEE Pervasive Computing,deployment in dense reader environments. vol.5,no.1,pp.22-24,Jan-MarchSeveral fine-tuning methods are also 2006.presented in optimising the performance of asynchronised RFID system. As compared toconventional unsynchronised RFID systems,a synchronised RFID system can offer morecoverage, less reader collision orinterference, while strictly following theEuropean regulations and the EPC C1G2recommendation. However, these benefitsrequire the use of more complex hardwareand hence can marginally increasedeployment costs.Deptt. Of Electronics & Communication Engg., SRMCEM 6