Communication performance of IC-tags installed inside large-size concrete specimens

Hisashi Sugiyama, Hideaki Sumikura, Takaaki Ohkubo, Junko Koga, Tsutomu Hirade

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It is important to develop an information traceability system on the process of concrete production. One method is to record the information about the concrete production with IC-tags, and to install them inside the concrete. This method has a characteristic to keep the information inside the concrete itself. On the other hand, this method requires communication performance between IC-tags inside the concrete and the reader outside the concrete. The communication performance of IC-tags installed inside the small-size specimens was clarified in our previous study. This paper describes a study on the communication performance of several types of IC-tags installed inside the large-size concrete specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication performance
  • Concrete
  • Embedding depth
  • IC-tag
  • Traceability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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