The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Radio Frequency Identification-Based Canteen Management System

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Pub. Date : Oct, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Computer Sciences
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJCS21021
Author Name : Abraham Eseoghene Evwiekpaefe* and Mariam Bisi Yusuf
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Subject/Domain : Management
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No. of Pages : 10

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Abstract

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is used to transmit the identity of a person or an object with the aid of an RFID tag that has been programmed to be accessed by a reader without any form of contact using radio waves. The paper develops a prototype of an RFID-based canteen management system. The RFID card issued to each canteen customer makes their details available once their RFID tags are swiped across the reader, which has been programmed to work with the reader. The system was implemented using Python programming language, which takes up little memory as compared with other programming languages and works hand-in-hand with SQLitea database application embedded in python. This system will make the management of Frizzlers canteen easier because it tends to eliminate the incessant queues encountered by the canteen customers when ordering or paying for their meals. The developed system also solves the problem of time wastage as customers can pre-order before getting into the canteen. The application of this RFID technology greatly improves the management of this canteen.


Introduction

A canteen is a restaurant provided by any establishment such as a military camp for soldiers; a college for students and staff; or a factory/company for its staff. Canteen management system involves activities such as planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling carried out by the administrative staff of the canteen (Gulshan, 2011).

A canteen can be found in most organizations. Most canteens in Nigeria use the cash and paper-based system, which makes the payment process a time-wasting activity. The canteen administrator documents all activities related to sales in the provided registers for the purpose of sales, totaling and future validation. The existing paper-based system has problems of data integrity, time wastage during manual calculations and data manipulation or loss (Muniraja and Rajanikanth, 2015).


Keywords

Canteen, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Python programming language