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Unparalleled Experience in Testing

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Authors of the test plan and final test report and investigators for the laboratory and operational testing of the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced HazMat Rapid Identification Sorting and Tracking (AHRIST) Project - Phase 1 - Proof of concept; Test and Evaluation of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Equipment: Final Report, April 17, 2000.

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Investigative research team for the laboratory and operational testing of the U.S. Department of Defense Advanced HazMat Rapid Identification Sorting and Tracking (AHRIST) Project - Phase 2 - Technology Selection

Expertise in Independent Testing for Standards Bodies, Federal Agencies, and Private Companies

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"Test and Evaluation of Current Border Crossing Cards (BCCs) and Permanent Resident Cards (PRCs) for IIRIRA Section 110 Compliance and 2D Bar Code Data Storage for IIRIRA Sections 104 and 110 Compliance: Final Report," October 3, 1999.

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"Comparative Evaluation of Non-Contact OCR Readers: Final Report", January 18, 2000.

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"Feasibility Testing of Bar code Symbologies in Alumina Chemical Processing Environments: Final Report, October 30, 1998.

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"Performance Testing of PSC Quick Check 850 Verifiers for Human-Induced Errors: Final Report," April 21, 1998.

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"Performance Testing of QR Code In Support of AIAG Standards Acceptance: Final Report," February 2, 1999.

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"Performance Testing of MacSema Contact Memory Buttons for Environmental Conditions according to MIL-STD-810-F" - In progress.

Expertise in Postal and Courier Systems

Principal investigators USPS flat mail identification project

Porter, D., Billo, R.E., "Technology Study of Identifying Marking Methodologies for Flatmail", Awarded November 2000 to PRC Corporation and Oregon State University by USPS.

Independent Testing of PDF417 for Information Based Indicia Program

"Feasibility Testing of PDF417 for Adherence to Information Based Indicia Program (IBIP) Indicium Specification: Final Report", October, 1996.

Principal contributor to the design of the Federal Express Package Tracking System (COSMOS IIA), also

Billo, R.E., Brown, S.J., Mazumdar, M., "How Low Can You Go?: Bar Code Print Quality", Parcel Shipping & Distribution, September 2000.

 

Adickes, M. and Billo, R.E., Performance Standards for Comparing Two-Dimensional Bar Code Hand-held Reader Technologies, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 17(5), 361-370, 1998.

Contributor to the UPS MaxiCode standardization program, also

A System Demonstration of Two-Dimensional Symbologies for Unit Load and Transports: Final Report," December, 1994.

 

Billo, R. E., Bidanda, B., Cohen, Y., Fei, C. Y., Petri, K. L. "Performance Standards and Testing of Two-Dimensional Bar Code Systems for Overhead Scanning", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 15(5), 1996.

Expertise in the Development of Wireless Warehouse Material Tracking Systems

Development and implementation of real-time wireless warehouse material tracking systems for the following companies

 

o              Zippo Manufacturing Company, Bradford, PA -- Maker of the world famous windproof lighter.

o              Bacharach, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA -- Manufacturer of gas detection and combustion analytical test equipment and calibration equipment, testers and tools for the diesel service industry.

o              Gooding & Shields Rubber Company, Pittsburgh, PA -- Oldest and largest firm in the tri-state area dedicated to the manufacturing of conveyor belts, hose and specialty molded and extruded rubber products.

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For more information, please contact:


J. David Porter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
204 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001
Phone: (541) 737-2446
Fax: (541) 737-2600
E-mail: david.porter@oregonstate.edu