The Development of a Mobile e-maintenance system utilizing RFID and PDA Technologies

  • Chi-Yung Yau
  • David Baglee


Technological developments in e-maintenance systems, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and personal digital assistant (PDA) have proven to satisfy the increasing demand for improved machinery reliability, efficiency and safety. RFID technology is used to store and remotely retrieve electronic maintenance data in order to provide instant access to up-to-date, accurate and detailed information. PDA technology supports the transfer of data between user and central maintenance database systems. The DYNAMITE (Dynamic Decisions in Maintenance) project intends to support maintenance decisions by developing and applying a blend of leading-edge communications and sensor technology including RFID and PDA to enhance diagnostic and prognostic capabilities. The paper will present the development and implementation of an innovative system using newly developed RFID and PDA technology which is capable of storing and analyzing pertinent maintenance data which can be accessed by both mobile and static computing devices.


Personal Digital Assistant Spare Part Personal Digital Assistant Technology Mobile Asset Movable Asset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Yung Yau
    • 1
  • David Baglee
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Computing, Engineering and TechnologyUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUK

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