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RFID-Enabled Navigation and Communication Networks for Long-Duration Space Missions

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RFID-Enabled Navigation and Communication Networks for Long-Duration Space Missions
Virtual EM Inc. proposes a system that employs semi-passive RFID sensors with carbon nanotube inkjet-printed antenna and solar powered mesh-networked beacons. The tags will be powered by printed thin film batteries and/or via energy harvesting. Beacons will communicate among themselves and read the semi-active RFID tags worn by the astronauts. The location will be fixed via triangulation and this information will be beamed back to the astronauts. More »

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