Two researchers from Instituto de Telecomunicações ranked for the 2010 edition of the UTL/CGD Young Researcher Award. Daniel da Silva Graça, from Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies Scientific Area (SQIG group) was one of the prize recepients, and Carla dos Reis Medeiros, from Wireless Communications Scientifica Area (RMOM group) was one of the Honorable Mention recepients.
The UTL/CGD prize distinguishes annually four researchers under 35, that have authored scientific publictions referenced in the ISI Web of Science in the previous three years.
The awards cerimony took place on June 7, 2010, at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Lisbon.
A new low-cost solution for automatic item identification or inventoring in storefronts and warehouses is presented, based on UHF RFID technology. It is intended to replace with clear advantages present day optical bar code systems. The new reading device can be integrated into existing shelves, point readers or conveyors. It enables detection and automatic simultaneous reading of all tagged items within the existing volume of interest without unwanted readings of items placed in adjacent areas.
This innovative solution was developed by Instituto de Telecomunicações at Lisbon in connection with industrial partners Creativesystems and Vicaima, which have presented a commercial version of the product - Surfaceslab® - at Cebit, Hanover 2010