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RFID in the Military. Rana, Mohammed,Trandel, Ahmed. What is RFID?. Radio Frequency Identification Technology that uses communication via electromagnetic waves ( wireless) to exchange data between a terminal and an object. Components: Reader and tag.

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RFID in the Military

Rana, Mohammed,Trandel, Ahmed.


What is RFID?

  • Radio Frequency Identification

  • Technology that uses communication via electromagnetic waves ( wireless) to exchange data between a terminal and an object.

  • Components: Reader and tag.

  • When energized by a nearby reader the tag broadcasts its unique identification number to the reader.


RFID IN THE MILLITARY

  • Keep track of soldiers location.

  • Keep track of assets or weapons of the military.

  • Identify who is entering and exiting the camps ( on the gate).


Types of assets tracked

  •   IT Equipment

  •      Weapons

  •      Firearms

  •      Lab Equipment

  •      Research Equipment

  •      Vehicles


BENIEFTS OF RFID IN THE MILLITARY

  • Better warehouse management system for ammunitions and supplies in general

  • Better service/maintenance system

  • MPS ( mailing preference system) for the instruments

  • Garage monitoring

  • In-out monitoring from buildings or areas for either vehicles or personnel or devices

  • Better information in general and certainly interoperability with other forces

  • Reduce of costs


LIMITATIONS OF RFID IN THE MILLITARY.

  • Poor read rates in the presence of some materials.

  • Expensive

  • Time- consuming.


SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES OF RFID IN THE MILLITARY

  • Security  The government keep there weapons and soldiers more secure because they know were they are at all times and they can provide tactical and geographical help.

  • Privacy  The soldiers are being tracked at all times. Everything they do, the government knows about it.


SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES OF RFID IN THE MILLITARY

  • Reliability  They would depend on the RFID chips a lot. If something were to happen to the actual chip they are faced with a big dilemma.

  • Integrity  When storing and tracking your information through an RFID chip, terrorist also have an advantage. If they got a hand on one of them they can hack through it and use it against them.


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