The Study of RFID Based Tracking and Positioning for Hospital Pneumatic Delivery System

  • 陳 義雄

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Although pneumatic tube system has been used since the late 19th century there are many issues associated with it that need to be addressed One of the most common problems is when the carrier gets stuck in the tubing system The exhaustive search can be time consuming This study proposes the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track and locate the carrier The system can assist the pneumatic delivery system in hospital The design of this study is to install the UHF reader inside the carrier and place the tags outside the transport tube When the carrier passes through the transport tube it will read the tag outside the transport tube Then tag information will send to the database via Wi-Fi Then the website platform displays the current status of the pneumatic tube system and provides users to query the pathway of carrier When the carrier stuck in the transport tube user can find it at the 3-5 meters of last read tag It can significantly save manpower and time and improve the efficiency of pneumatic tube system In order to verify the availability of the system at high speed this study uses electric car to simulate high-speed environments From the experimental results that the current system can run at a speed of 6 meters per second Moreover due to network or environmental factors lead to read tag instability through the improvement of the program can be improved The future can be combined with the hospital's pneumatic tube system use of the hospital's network system to establish the Internet of things
Date of Award2017 Sep 12
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorKuo-Sheng Cheng (Supervisor)

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