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Low-Cost Electronic Tagging System for Bee Monitoring

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Data61|CSIRO, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005, Australia
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School of Technology, Environments and Design (TED), University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005, Australia
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Vale Institute of Technology, Belém, Pará CEP 66055-090, Brazil
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Faculty of Information Technology, Maranatha Christian University, Bandung 40164, Indonesia
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Data61|CSIRO, Epping, NSW 1710, Australia
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RFIT Pty Ltd., Kangiara, NSW 2582, Australia
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Polytechnic School, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, RS CEP 93.022-750, Brazil
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Sensors 2018, 18(7), 2124; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18072124
Received: 16 May 2018 / Revised: 14 June 2018 / Accepted: 27 June 2018 / Published: 2 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RFID-Based Sensors for IoT Applications)
This paper introduces both a hardware and a software system designed to allow low-cost electronic monitoring of social insects using RFID tags. Data formats for individual insect identification and their associated experiment are proposed to facilitate data sharing from experiments conducted with this system. The antennas’ configuration and their duty cycle ensure a high degree of detection rates. Other advantages and limitations of this system are discussed in detail in the paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: RFID; social insects; Apidae; Meliponini; insect behaviour RFID; social insects; Apidae; Meliponini; insect behaviour
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De Souza, P.; Marendy, P.; Barbosa, K.; Budi, S.; Hirsch, P.; Nikolic, N.; Gunthorpe, T.; Pessin, G.; Davie, A. Low-Cost Electronic Tagging System for Bee Monitoring. Sensors 2018, 18, 2124.

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