Radio Frequency Identification Research Center

Justin Patton, managing director
2700 S. Armstrong
Dock Door 28
Fayetteville, AR 72701

The mission of the RFID Research Center is to create and extend knowledge in radio frequency identification utilization and its impacts on business and society. The RFID Research Center laboratory is one of only four labs worldwide to receive Performance Test Center accreditation from EPCglobal, Inc. EPCglobal leads the development of industry-driven standards for the Electronic Product Code to support the use of RFID if today's fast-moving, information-rich trading network.

Created in 2004, the RFID Research Center was the first subunit created by the Information Technology Research Institute. This new center spans many disciplines including retail, supply chain, industrial engineering, and computer science, among others. The center’s base of operations is a lab which models a production warehouse environment in 7000 square feet of space donated to the center by Hanna’s Candles and located within Hanna’s manufacturing and warehouse facility.