Concept and Project Objective
The objective of the SELECT project is the design of a cheap smart wireless network, composed of several wireless cooperating microsystems where the detection, identification, and tracking of objects are integrated, going beyond the limitation of the existing techniques for automatic identification (AutoID) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS). Limitations are for instance, the unavailability of location systems for semi-passive tags, inflexible, cabled network structures of RTLS, the missing compatibility to prior systems and the missing unification of the above functionalities. Envisioned technologies to overcome these limitations include radio frequency identification (RFID), ultra-wideband (UWB) radio and radar as well as up to date data fusion.
The focus of SELECT is in the area of intelligent transportation and intelligent manufacturing and, in particular, the Supply Chain Management (SCM), that involves the transportation of goods outside and inside the manufacturing facilities. The objective of SELECT is to offer a radical new approach to address some important needs in this arena.
The SELECT project is carried out with financial support from the ICT theme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under Grant Agreement n° 257544