Date

6-2010

Degree Name

BS in Computer Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering Department

Advisor(s)

Hugh Smith

Abstract

An asset tracking and digital check-out system was developed using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and a Single Board Computer (SBC). A RFID reader was used as a check point to process transactions. The RFID reader was attached to the SBC via USB. The SBC is integrated into a network via Ethernet and hosts a web graphical user interface (GUI) frontend for users to view transactions and query availability of assets. A MYSQL database was used for the backend storage of data.

Specifically, this system was designed to track tool assets. Many modern companies have employees sharing limited resources. The common method of tracking is done with a paper form system. This process was digitized with my project. RFID allows a fast and smooth transaction for employees to get right to work. The easily accessible GUI allows employees to track down the specific tool needed for their task if it is missing.