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Special Issue "RFID-Based Sensors for IoT Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Rebaudengo

Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
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Interests: WSN; IoT; key management; security; dependability; RFID

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A confluence of technological advances marks the advent of a new era. World data volume is growing at an unprecedented pace, much of it from embedded devices. Smart cities and environments are expected to grow, fed by millions of data points from multitudes of sources and sensors. Building upon a complex network connecting billions of devices and humans into a multi-technology, multi-protocol and multi-platform infrastructure, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) main vision is to create an intelligent world where the real, the digital and the virtual are converging to create smart environments that provide more intelligence to energy, health, transport, cities, industry, buildings and many other areas of our daily life. A hot topic in this field is to design sensor networks able to collect useful information to manage and control the smart environment. RFID is a key technology for sensor communication by enabling a ubiquitous and pervasive computing network.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers from academic and industrial players with original, previously unpublished research about new trends and solutions to still open problems in developing IoT applications. Additionally, selected papers from the 6th international EURASIP workshop on RFID technology (EURASIP RFID 2018 Workshop, http://www.eurasip-rfid.org/) with enough extensions will also be included in the special issue.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Integration of sensors with RFID tags
  • Modeling, Simulation and Performance in RFID
  • Ambient intelligence based on RFID labeling
  • Standards and communication protocols
  • Implementation issues
  • Security issues and protocols
  • Smart and programmable tags
  • Applications and industrial experience
  • Devices for the Internet of Things

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Rebaudengo
Guest Editor

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  • RFID
  • Internet of things
  • WSN
  • Ambient intelligence
  • NFC
  • Security

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Open AccessArticle A Novel Passive Wireless Sensing Method for Concrete Chloride Ion Concentration Monitoring
Sensors 2017, 17(12), 2871; doi:10.3390/s17122871
Received: 7 November 2017 / Revised: 7 December 2017 / Accepted: 7 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
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In this paper, a novel approach for concrete chloride ion concentration measuring based on passive and wireless sensor tag is proposed. The chloride ion sensor based on RFID communication protocol is consisting of an energy harvesting and management circuit, a low dropout voltage
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In this paper, a novel approach for concrete chloride ion concentration measuring based on passive and wireless sensor tag is proposed. The chloride ion sensor based on RFID communication protocol is consisting of an energy harvesting and management circuit, a low dropout voltage regulator, a MCU, a RFID tag chip and a pair of electrodes. The proposed sensor harvests energy radiated by the RFID reader to power its circuitry. To improve the stability of power supply, a three-stage boost rectifier is customized to rectify the harvested power into dc power and step-up the voltage. Since the measured data is wirelessly transmitted, it contains miscellaneous noises which would decrease the accuracy of measuring. Thus, in this paper, the wavelet denoising method is adopted to denoise the raw data. Besides, a monitoring software is developed to display the measurement results in real-time. The measurement results indicate that the proposed passive sensor tag can achieve a reliable communication distance of 16.3 m and can reliably measure the chloride ion concentration in concrete. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue RFID-Based Sensors for IoT Applications)

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