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Sustainability 2017, 9(1), 58; doi:10.3390/su9010058

The Development of Reusable Luggage Tag with the Internet of Things for Mobile Tracking and Environmental Sustainability

Department of Supply Chain and Information Management, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong, China
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Academic Editor: Bhavik Bakshi
Received: 13 August 2016 / Revised: 10 December 2016 / Accepted: 22 December 2016 / Published: 31 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Engineering and Science)
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With more than two billion passengers worldwide travelling by air each year, vast amounts of lost luggage and disposable paper adhesive luggage tags are pushing the aviation industry to improve luggage tracking and reduce the one-off adhesive luggage paper tags. This paper reviews the current application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in the luggage handling system and proposes the Internet of Things’ (IoT) development of the reusable luggage tag to facilitate aviation luggage handling, the tracking process and environmental conservation. A framework of IoT and its RFID components for the proposed reusable tag are presented. An integrated cyber-physical system, including a database management system and mobile app, for the reusable luggage tag is developed. Future studies will enhance the methodology of integrating the retail system, luggage tag, airport check-in counter, luggage handling system, aircraft, and the destination airport through the use of the tag, readers, antenna, and mobile devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: RFID; luggage tag; air transport; mobile tracking; sustainability RFID; luggage tag; air transport; mobile tracking; sustainability
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Wong, E.Y.C.; Wong, W.H. The Development of Reusable Luggage Tag with the Internet of Things for Mobile Tracking and Environmental Sustainability. Sustainability 2017, 9, 58.

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