Research and development of an RFID-based disaster-relief system

Osamu Takizawa, Akihiro Shibayama, Masafiimi Hosokawa, Yoshiaki Hisada

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A portable system for assisting rescue personnel in disaster situations has been developed. The system consists of portable microwave terminals that function as message readers/writers/carriers and long-range, non-battery RFID tags that are ubiquitously placed along roadsides and function as information-storage units. Information such as location of refuges and the safety assessments of damaged buildings is remotely downloaded onto or uploaded from the tags by the terminals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4-3
Pages (from-to)259-277
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Damage information
  • Disaster mitigation
  • Disaster prevention
  • Disaster relief
  • GIS
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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