Special Issue "Advances in Passive RFID: From UHF to THz"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 629

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maher Khaliel
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
2. Benha Faculty of Engineering, Benha University, Benha University, Benha 13511, Egypt
Interests: RFID; FMCW RADAR; indoor localization; mmWave and THz
Dr. Fawad Sheikh
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Guest Editor
Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
Interests: THz; EM sensing; RFID; wireless communications; localization; human kinematics; sensor fusion
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaiser
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Guest Editor
Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
Interests: RFID; localization; THz; MIMO; channel measurements and modeling
Prof. Dr. A.J. Han Vinck
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
2. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, 2092 Johannesburg, South Africa
Interests: information and communication theory
Dr. Alejandro Jiménez Sáez
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Guest Editor
Institute of Microwave Engineering and Photonics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64283 Darmstadt, Germany
Interests: RFID, THz, EBGs, reflective intelligent surfaces; tunable components

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless identification of people and physical objects has enabled them to become smartly connected, thus opening the door for the development of numerous field applications, such as healthcare, structural health monitoring, disaster monitoring, logistics, social networking, smart environments, security services, and many more. While many applications rely on passive chipped tags, chipless tags play a complementary role particularly in harsh environments, as well as for indoor tracking and localization. In this regard, the use of novel manufacturing techniques enables the realization of robust tags able to withstand harsh conditions such as under high temperatures, ionizing radiation, corrosive gases, and strong vibrations. The tendency toward higher frequencies in the millimeter wave (mm-Wave) and terahertz (THz) ranges allows for wider bandwidths and lower multipaths by using high-gain antennas with small footprints, which contribute toward increasing the ranging capabilities while reducing clutter.  Moreover, recent developments in smart sensing with low cost and energy-autarchic systems is of great scientific and technological interest.

This Special Issue will also focus on solutions to enlarge the coverage of current radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions aiming at pedestrian and cyclist safety in outdoor automotive scenarios.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit high-quality contributions that will stimulate continuous efforts to improve RFID technology in the context of the following non-exclusive and indicative list of research topics:

  • Millimeter wave (mm-Wave) and terahertz radio frequency identification (THID) tags
  • RFID indoor and outdoor localization systems
  • Solutions for clutter and multipath suppressions
  • RFID system simulations, measurements, and modeling
  • Nonlinear RFID
  • Wireless body area networks (WBANs) based on RFID systems
  • RFID data fusion
  • RFID technology for smart healthcare, environments, and sensing
  • RFID employment in facing pandemic outbreaks
  • Novel wireless sensor systems and networks
  • RFID emerging technologies and applications

Dr. Maher Khaliel
Dr. Fawad Sheikh
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaiser
Prof. Dr. A.J. Han Vinck
Dr. Alejandro Jiménez Sáez
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Chipped and chipless
  • RFID
  • Indoor localization
  • Smart environments
  • Energy harvesting
  • Data fusion techniques
  • IoT
  • Wireless sensor
  • Printed and flexible electronics
  • Additive manufacturing Industry 4.0

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Frequency Coded Chipless RFID System: Analytical Models For Clutter and Multipath Reflections
Authors: Jahangir Alam; Maher Khaliel; Klaus Solbach; Thomas Kaiser
Affiliation: Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany

Title: Long Range Chipless RFID System based on FMCW RADAR and Dielectric Resonators
Authors: Maher Khaliel; Ali Alhaj Abbas; Abdelfattah Fawky; Klaus Solbach; Thomas Kaiser
Affiliation: Institute of Digital Signal Processing, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, 47057 Duisburg, Germany

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