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RFID-Based Facility Maintenance at Frankfurt Airport
January-March 2006 (vol. 5 no. 1)
pp. 34-39
Christine Legner, University of St. Gallen
Fr?d?ric Thiesse, University of St. Gallen
RFID technology has been applied to facility management processes at Fraport AG, the operator of continental Europe's largest airport. The airport has installed a large number of fire shutters, fire doors, smoke detectors, and other equipment over the years, which require regular maintenance and repair. To better plan, control, and document the work of service personnel all over the airport, Fraport has implemented an RFID solution and a mobile application for technicians that is fully integrated with existing asset management systems. Benefits of the novel solution include reduced search times for service technicians when locating and identifying fire shutters; efficiency gains in maintenance documentation; and significant improvements of process quality. These benefits should increase security for travelers and airport personnel.

This article is part of a special issue on RFID Technology.

Index Terms:
mobile computing, mobile applications
Citation:
Christine Legner, Fr?d?ric Thiesse, "RFID-Based Facility Maintenance at Frankfurt Airport," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 34-39, Jan.-March 2006, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2006.14
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