Present status of electronic identification

TitlePresent status of electronic identification
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsHolm D.M., Araki C.T., Landt J.A., Sanders W.M., Seawright G.L., Anderson D.M.
Conference NameUSAHA Meeting
Date PublishedNovember 3-7, 19
PublisherLos Alamos Scientific Lab, Preprint LA-UR-80-3166
Conference LocationLouisville, KY
Keywordselectronic identification, status
AbstractElectronic identification of animals was first seriously discussed at a USAHA meeting in Miami in 1972 when Henri Majeau of Boeing Aircraft Company discussed his design, John Hanton of Montana State discussed his concept and Dale Holm discussed a Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (LASL) design. At subsequent meetings of the USAHA, reports have described the technical progress of the LASL design as particular problems were surmounted. By the end of 1977, implantable identification had been demonstrated. It was felt that most of the significant technical problems had been overcome and commercial manufacturers could be expected to enter into the development and testing. An announcement was made in the Commerce Business Daily in January 1978 to stimulate commercial interest in manufacturing equipment for a field test. As reported last year, this resulted in a letter contract that was signed in September 1979 with Raytheon Service Company to produce equipment for the field test. A LASL system was installed at the USDA Jornada Experimental Range at Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the fall of 1979 to demonstrate the capability of the LASL system in a field environment. Subsequent negotiations with Raytheon resulted in withdrawal of their bid. With this development a reevaluation of the program was made by the USDA/APHIS and LASL.