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Sensors 2017, 17(1), 60; doi:10.3390/s17010060

SCRMS: An RFID and Sensor Web-Enabled Smart Cultural Relics Management System

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State Key Lab for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
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Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
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School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 27 September 2016 / Revised: 7 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
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Abstract

Cultural relics represent national or even global resources of inestimable value. How to efficiently manage and preserve these cultural relics is a vitally important issue. To achieve this goal, this study proposed, designed, and implemented an RFID and Sensor Web–enabled smart cultural relics management system (SCRMS). In this system, active photovoltaic subtle energy-powered Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is used for long-range contactless identification and lifecycle management of cultural relics during their storage and circulation. In addition, different types of ambient sensors are integrated with the RFID tags and deployed around cultural relics to monitor their environmental parameters, helping to ensure that they remain in good condition. An Android-based smart mobile application, as middleware, is used in collaboration with RFID readers to collect information and provide convenient management for the circulation of cultural relics. Moreover, multiple sensing techniques are taken advantage of simultaneously for preservation of cultural relics. The proposed system was successfully applied to a museum in the Yongding District, Fujian Province, China, demonstrating its feasibility and advantages for smart and efficient management and preservation of cultural relics. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; cultural relics; Internet of Things (IoT); museum; RFID; Sensor Web; multiple sensing; smart monitoring smart city; cultural relics; Internet of Things (IoT); museum; RFID; Sensor Web; multiple sensing; smart monitoring
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Xiao, C.; Chen, N.; Li, D.; Lv, Y.; Gong, J. SCRMS: An RFID and Sensor Web-Enabled Smart Cultural Relics Management System. Sensors 2017, 17, 60.

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