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About the LAB

The Auburn University Aviation & Aerospace ID Lab was established in October 2022 as a spinoff from the university’s long-established RFID Lab. Its mission is to promote the implementation of serialized identification technologies, which can enable new supply chain solutions through a public-private partnership within the aviation and aerospace industries. The lab will be the global research leader in educating and supporting the adoption of serialized identification solutions in aviation and aerospace.


The lab is an academic institution that bridges the gap between industry and academia and is focused on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging sensor technologies. It has partnered with many of the leaders driving sensor technology adoption across diverse industries, and it has worked closely with professors and students throughout the university. As a result, faculty and students are hands-on and out in the field, focused on sensor-technology implementation and generating innovative solutions. 


As an application lab, we are taking market-ready emerging technologies and finding new uses and applications. This lab is about finding business value. All the experiments and tests conducted provide concrete, scientific evidence that a technology has value to businesses and organizations. The goal is to show how and where sensor fusion technologies can deliver a strong return on investment. This lab is objective when trying to find value for the technology. While a major focus of the lab is on RFID, we also have experience in visual identification, computer vision, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, barcode, and other technologies. The lab incorporates all forms of sensor technologies in our research projects, not just RFID.

Team Working in the System Room

AeroID Summit:

Creating Standards for
Supply Chain Efficiencies


Sept. 14, 2023

Kennedy Space Center

Cape Canaveral, Fla.


The RFID Lab at Auburn University is a research institute focusing on the business case and technical implementation of RFID and other emerging technologies in retail, aviation, supply chain and manufacturing. The Aviation & Aerospace ID Lab is a spinoff of the original lab and focuses on facilitating the use of sensor fusion technologies in these sectors.


Tom Rogers

Managing Director 

Aviation & Aerospace ID Lab

Auburn University


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