THE SERIAL NOTCH AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-11
Automatic Identification is the process of automati- cally associating a uoique identification code with a part. This is most often done by detecting a feature inscribed in the part or reading a tag attached to the part. Although barcode-label based automatic identitication systems are the most common, these systems often suffer from unacceptably high error rates and are ditlicult to suc- cessfully apply when the part is subjected to harsh envi- ronments. The new automatic identification system presented in this paper is an alternative to barcode-based systems.