Smart Sensing RFID Tags (Closed)

A topical collection in Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This collection belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

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Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, University of Granada, 18014 Granada, Spain
Interests: RFID/NFC smart tags; printed electronics; flexible electronics; sensors and instrumentation; sensing platform; wireless communication; wearables; electronic skin (e-skin)

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Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Interests: printed flexible electronics; skin conformable sensors; memories; electronics; neuromorphic computing

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Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: colorimetry; colorimetric sensors; optical sensors; portable instrumentation; sensing platform; flexible electronics; smartphone analysis; wearables; microfluidic sensors

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this Topical Collection of the MDPI journal Electronics on “Smart Sensing RFID Tags”. The tracking and monitoring of environmental parameters of significant interest such as temperature, humidity, radiation, substance or gas concentration, among many others, is a growing demand in different sectors: from personal and clinic healthcare areas to food safety and industrial fields, including applications in the context of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The development of smart sensing platforms that are selective, sensitive, with a fast response, low cost, low power consumption, and connected by means of wireless technologies such as radio frequency identification (RFID) or near field communication (NFC) is an option of great scientific and technological interest. Additionally, it is highly desirable to get the information directly from the sensor systems using general-purpose devices that are readily available to all. This combination leads to the next paradigm of smart products.

This Topical Collection focuses on novel wireless sensor systems in the form of smart RFID/NFC tags with feasibility to be used in a variety of fields, including but not limited to environmental assessment, healthcare monitoring and smart packaging applications.

Dr. Pablo Escobedo
Dr. Mahesh Soni
Prof. Dr. Nuria López Ruiz
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) sensing tags
  • near field communication (NFC) sensing tags
  • energy harvesting
  • smartphone-based system
  • wireless sensing platform
  • portable instrumentation
  • printed electronics
  • flexible electronics
  • printed sensors
  • wireless biosensors
  • primary (self) healthcare
  • skin-conformable

Published Papers (5 papers)

2022

Jump to: 2021

16 pages, 1730 KiB  
Article
Improving Efficiency of Large RFID Networks Using a Clustered Method: A Comparative Analysis
by M. Thurai Pandian, Kuldeep Chouhan, B. Muthu Kumar, Jatindra Kumar Dash, N. Z. Jhanjhi, Ashraf Osman Ibrahim and Anas W. Abulfaraj
Electronics 2022, 11(18), 2968; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11182968 - 19 Sep 2022
Cited by 6 | Viewed by 1578
Abstract
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is primarily used to resolve the problems of taking care of the majority of nodes perceived and tracking tags related to the items. Utilizing contactless radio frequency identification data can be communicated distantly using electromagnetic fields. In this paper, [...] Read more.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is primarily used to resolve the problems of taking care of the majority of nodes perceived and tracking tags related to the items. Utilizing contactless radio frequency identification data can be communicated distantly using electromagnetic fields. In this paper, the comparison and analysis made between the Clustered RFID with existing protocols Ad hoc On-demand Multicast Distance Vector Secure Adjacent Position Trust Verification (AOMDV_SAPTV) and Optimal Distance-Based Clustering (ODBC) protocols based on the network attributes of accuracy, vulnerability and success rate, delay and throughput while handling the huge nodes of communication. In the RFID Network, the clustering mechanism was implemented to enhance the performance of the network when scaling nodes. Multicast routing was used to handle the large number of nodes involved in the transmission of particular network communication. While scaling up the network, existing methods may be compromised with their efficiency. However, the Clustered RFID method will give better performance without compromising efficiency. Here, Clustered RFID gives 93% performance, AOMDV_SAPTV can achieve 79%, and ODBC can reach 85% of performance. Clustered RFID gives 14% better performance than AOMDV_SAPTV and 8% better performance than ODBC for handling a huge range of nodes. Full article
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2021

Jump to: 2022

10 pages, 1870 KiB  
Communication
Radiation Beam Pattern Control of UHF RFID Tag Antenna Design for Automotive License Plates
by Youchung Chung and Teklebrhan H. Berhe
Electronics 2021, 10(19), 2439; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10192439 - 8 Oct 2021
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 2078
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This paper presents a design of a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) range, which is applicable to a vehicular license plate attached to a vehicle bumper. The main goals are to first improve the identification ratio by controlling [...] Read more.
This paper presents a design of a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag antenna in the ultra-high-frequency (UHF) range, which is applicable to a vehicular license plate attached to a vehicle bumper. The main goals are to first improve the identification ratio by controlling the radiation beam pattern and, second, to control the beam direction. Since every vehicle has a license plate, the available plate structure is used to design the antenna. The shape of the tag is rectangular and has a dimension of 525 mm × 116 mm, which is smaller than the typical size of standard plates, 540 mm × 120 mm, used in Europe and Korea. The fabricated tag antenna, the license plate, and the vehicular bumper are fixed by volt and nut. For vehicle tracking and identification, RFID readers are deployed on the road side. For efficient identification, a long distance passive UHF RFID license plate with a patch antenna is proposed to provide not only line-of-sight identification but also left and right beams. Unlike the general UHF tag antennas, in this paper, the patch antenna is designed to attach to the metal part of the car, the license plate holder. The beam patterns of the RFID tag antenna can be controlled by the patch antenna parameter values. The simulation result demonstrates that the proposed UHF RFID tag antenna has a beam radiation pattern as required at 920 MHz. In addition, the estimated read range of the proposed plate meets the requirement of RFID systems. Full article
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11 pages, 1463 KiB  
Article
Low-Profile Harmonic Transponder for IoT Applications
by Maher Khaliel, Aman Batra, Abdelfattah Fawky and Thomas Kaiser
Electronics 2021, 10(17), 2053; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10172053 - 25 Aug 2021
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2497
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This paper proposes a novel single-layer, low-profile harmonic transponder to be integrated with the printable diodes based on Si particles. The introduced prototype consists of two bowtie dipoles that are directly matched to the harmonic generation element at a fundamental 2.45GHz frequency [...] Read more.
This paper proposes a novel single-layer, low-profile harmonic transponder to be integrated with the printable diodes based on Si particles. The introduced prototype consists of two bowtie dipoles that are directly matched to the harmonic generation element at a fundamental 2.45GHz frequency and also at the corresponding second harmonic 4.9GHz frequency. Therefore, the antennas and T-matching parts can be manufactured as separate inlays using a single layer-substrate. Besides the new prototype, the harmonic conversion loss (CL) is theoretically and experimentally investigated. In this regard, the equivalent circuit is driven and utilized to analyze the CL performance with variations in fundamental frequency and input power. The introduced transponder outperforms the state-of-the-art work from the printability, size, and CL point of views. Full article
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15 pages, 8517 KiB  
Article
Uniform Magnetic Field Characteristics Based UHF RFID Tag for Internet of Things Applications
by Abubakar Sharif, Yi Yan, Jun Ouyang, Hassan Tariq Chattha, Kamran Arshad, Khaled Assaleh, Abdullah Alhumaidi Alotabi, Turke Althobaiti, Naeem Ramzan, Qammer Hussain Abbasi and Muhammad Ali Imran
Electronics 2021, 10(13), 1603; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10131603 - 3 Jul 2021
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 3125
Abstract
This paper presents a novel inkjet-printed near-field ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tag/sensor design with uniform magnetic field characteristics. The proposed tag is designed using the theory of characteristics mode (TCM). Moreover, the uniformity of current and magnetic field performance is achieved [...] Read more.
This paper presents a novel inkjet-printed near-field ultra-high-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) tag/sensor design with uniform magnetic field characteristics. The proposed tag is designed using the theory of characteristics mode (TCM). Moreover, the uniformity of current and magnetic field performance is achieved by further optimizing the design using particle swarm optimization (PSO). Compared to traditional electrically small near-field tags, this tag uses the logarithmic spiral as the radiating structure. The benefit of the logarithmic spiral structure lies in its magnetic field receiving area that can be extended to reach a higher reading distance. The combination of TCM and PSO is used to get the uniform magnetic field and desired resonant frequency. Moreover, the PSO was exploited to get a uniform magnetic field in the horizontal plane of the normal phase of the UHF RFID near-field reader antenna. As compared with the frequently-used commercial near field tag (Impinj J41), our design can be readable up to a three times greater read distance. Furthermore, the proposed near-field tag design shows great potential for commercial item-level tagging of expensive jewelry products and sensing applications, such as temperature monitoring of the human body. Full article
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22 pages, 8216 KiB  
Review
Wireless Monitoring of Biological Objects at Microwaves
by Irina Vendik, Orest Vendik, Vladimir Pleskachev, Irina Munina, Pavel Turalchuk and Vitalii Kirillov
Electronics 2021, 10(11), 1288; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10111288 - 28 May 2021
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Electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation inside and along the surface of the human body is the subject of active research in the field of biomedical applications of microwaves. This research area is the basis for wireless monitoring of biological object parameters and characteristics. Solutions [...] Read more.
Electromagnetic (EM) wave propagation inside and along the surface of the human body is the subject of active research in the field of biomedical applications of microwaves. This research area is the basis for wireless monitoring of biological object parameters and characteristics. Solutions to the following problems are crucial for achieving the stated goals in the area of wireless monitoring: EM wave propagation inside and on-body surface. The biological object monitoring is based on a consideration of the following problems: (i) dielectric properties of a biological issue; (ii) EM wave propagation in biological medium; (iii) propagation of EM waves across the boundary of two media (biological medium–air): wave reflection and refraction; (iv) EM wave propagation in a multilayer biological medium; (v) EM wave propagation along the plane or curved surface of biological objects. Full article
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