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TitleAutomatic student attendance registration using radio frequency identification (RFID)
AuthorKuriakose, Rengith Baby
SubjectCentral University of Technology, Free State - Dissertations
SubjectStudent registration - Automation
SubjectRadio frequency identification systems
SubjectInformation storage and retrieval systems
SubjectEducation, Higher
SubjectDissertations, academic - South Africa - Bloemfontein
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AbstractThesis (M. Tech.) - Central University of Technology, Free State, 2010
AbstractThe main aim of this research was to automate student attendance registration, thereby reducing human involvement in the whole process. This was made possible using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The Central University of Technology uses student cards that are compatible for use with RFID technology. As a result, no initial investment (except for the existing personal computer’s and the constructed RFID reader) in infrastructure was required for this project. The basic working of the project was as follows. The students belonging to a specific class had their vital educational data (Student number, Name) entered into a database table at the time of registration. A student card containing a serial number, with reference to the data contained in the database table, was given to the students after registration. The students walk into their respective classes and scan their student cards with the RFID reader. The serial number stored in the student card is transferred to the reader and from there wirelessly to the main server using ZigBee technology. In the main server, using Java programming language, the card serial number is sent to the Integrated Development Environment (IDE). In this project the Netbeans IDE (Java platform) was used. The Netbeans IDE is connected to the Apache Derby database using Java Database Connector (JDBC), so the serial number (which is referenced to the educational data of the students) from the student card is automatically compared with the original database created at the time of registration. Once a match is confirmed between the two entries, the data is entered into a separate database table which serves as the basic attendance sheet for a specific day.
Publisher[Bloemfontein?] : Central University of Technology, Free State