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Aerospace RFID Summit

The Aerospace RFID Summit will provide a unique opportunity to understand the fundamentals of RFID technology in relation to the aerospace sector. Participants will take away key learnings in the following subject areas: technology basics (including overviews of physics, hardware and software), business and use cases of RFID for aerospace and defense, and important standards and regulations that are key to effective deployments.

Additionally, participants will learn about aviation-specific applications of RFID and successful in-service evaluations that have been conducted. The workshop will conclude with an understanding of the recently published FAA Advisory Circular, and the AS5678 performance testing standard. This workshop will be taught by industry-recognized technical subject-matter experts. No prerequisites or prior experience are necessary in order to attend.



April 14, 2010

10:30 AM

RFID Basics
New to RFID? Here's your opportunity to gain a basic introduction to the fundamentals of the technology. The differences between the various classes of tags will be explained, including active and passive systems, and the need for additional IT systems to build upon RFID in real-world applications will be highlighted. The session will also include a brief overview of the EPCglobal network, the future of ISO standards, ETSI reader regulations and the latest standardization efforts worldwide. Finally, the relationship between different standards in the area of RFID and EPC technologies, including the latest EPC Gen 2 standard, will be presented.

Speaker:
Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

11:15 AM

Move to Aerospace RFID Summit Room

11:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction
Get an introduction to the event's speakers and their organizations; the overall themes of technology and vendor diversity, adoption and compliance; and their relevance to RFID in the aerospace and defense sector. Topics will extend across passive and active RFID, sensors, and hybrid wireless systems. In addition, systems convergence and project management topics will be put into perspective.

Speaker:
Jim DelRossi, Founder and CTO, ADR Advisors, Inc.

11:45 AM

State of the Union
In this session, a representative of Boeing will present the big picture of RFID for aerospace and defense. Learn about progress on commercialization efforts, and obtain a future outlook from a global industry leader. This will be a rare opportunity to discuss the paths and direction of RFID in aerospace with Kenneth Porad.

Speaker:
Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager, Boeing

12:00 PM

Standards, Adoption and EPCglobal Update
Gain a perspective on EPCglobal regarding the work of many other standards and industry action groups, and find out how to navigate that world. Hear the current status of EPCglobal's Aerospace and Defense Action Group, including initiatives and activities. And get an overview of Lockheed Martin's RFID adoption plans, as a practical example.

Speaker:
Denton Clark, AIT Manager, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin

12:15 PM

AS5678 and Related Aerospace Testing
The Society of Automotive Engineers has issued a testing specification for RFID usage in aerospace. Attend a review of the SAE AS5678 testing suite, presented by Chris Meier, an Oracle enginer and one of the spec's authors, and Yoshihiko Tsujimoto, the tag development leader at Marubeni Chemix, an early qualifier to AS5678. These experts will discuss the standards and practical aspects of tag testing and characterization, as related to the RFID device and target systems to be labeled. In addition, progress in other test-specification areas for RFID in aerospace and defense will be covered.

Speakers:
Chris Meier, RFID Technical Coordinator and Senior Test Engineer, Oracle Corp. (formerly Sun Microsystems)
Yoshihiko Tsujimoto, RFID Tag Development Leader, Marubeni Chemix Corp.

1:00 PM

Lunch

1:45 PM

Recent Aerospace Initiatives
The presenter will offer an overview of recent actions in regard to industry initiatives.

Speaker:
Jim DelRossi, Founder and CTO, ADR Advisors, Inc.

1:50 PM

RTLS in Aerospace Manufacturing
This presentation will discuss various examples of how RTLS can benefit aerospace manufacturing, and look at technology challenges and approaches to solving those.

Speakers:
Peter Batty, VP of Geospatial Technology, Ubisense
Russ Chandler, CEO for the Americas of Ubisense, Ubisense

2:10 PM

RFID for Tool Tracking and FOD Prevention
Hear a case study on process improvement and cost savings for foreign object damage (FOD).

Speakers:
Kevin MacDonald, , ODIN
Patrick Sweeney, Author, RFID for Dummies; President and CEO, ODIN

2:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Current Topics in RFID for Aerospace and Defense
This panel will discuss and field questions regarding current RFID topics for aerospace and defense, including standards and regulations pertaining to SAE, ATA and other bodies

Moderator:
Jon Andresen, President, Technology Solutions, LLC
Panelists:
Denton Clark, AIT Manager, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin
Jim DelRossi, Founder and CTO, ADR Advisors, Inc.
Chris Meier, RFID Technical Coordinator and Senior Test Engineer, Oracle Corp. (formerly Sun Microsystems)
Kenneth Porad, Associate Technical Fellow and Program Manager, Boeing
Patrick Sweeney, Author, RFID for Dummies; President and CEO, ODIN

3:15 PM

Break

3:30 PM

Case Study: Real-Time Use of RFID Integration into Manufacturing
Hobart Machined Products needed to track work orders through the various stages of manufacturing, as well as automate real-time notifications on jobs that have an inpact on quality or its delivery schedule. The company needed these notifications to be automated, as manual tracking was laborious, costly and error-prone. Learn how Hobart Machined Products utilized real-time automated supplier collaboration.

Speaker:
Rosemary Brester, President and CEO, Hobart Machined Products

3:50 PM

World's First AS5678-compliant 64K-byte RFID Tag
Fujitsu has recently qualified the first 64k-byte tag in compliance with the AS5678 standard. This discussion will cover the considerations that the audience should give to practical implementation, as well as the use of such tags. Fujitsu will discuss the results of extensive workshops with parts suppliers, airlines and aircraft integrators, and an overview of an RFID pilot study by the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies will be presented.

Speaker:
Toshiya Sato, General Manager, Global Solution Business Division, Fujitsu

4:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker:
Jim DelRossi, Founder and CTO, ADR Advisors, Inc.

4:15 PM

Aerospace RFID Summit Concludes



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