Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology for Transportation Signage Management

Traffic signage management is an important part of transportation asset management from an inventory management perspective. Signage management involves several key steps, such as locating signs and guardrail end terminals, checking their physical integrity and replacing those compromised or damaged, and recording their attribute data, as well as taking any other necessary actions. To implement these steps, a unique ID is assigned to each sign to facilitate interrogation, recording, and management operations of the signage data effectively. Traditional barcoding technology is ineffective due to its labor-intensive operation, lack of remote sensing ability, and easy susceptibility to performance degrading contaminations. In this study, the research team is exploring using radio frequency identification (RFID) as a novel technique to overcome limitations and achieve higher efficiency and efficacy of the operations.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $87165
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Vermont Agency of Transportation

      219 North Main Street
      Barre, VT  United States  05641
    • Start Date: 20180901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01721309
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Vermont Agency of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: VTRC018-001
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 31 2019 4:02PM