Special Issue "Antenna Technologies for Microwave Sensors"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Tariqul Islam
Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 43600 UKM, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Microwave sensors have been extensively utilized in various applications. Microwave sensors (physical sensors, chemical sensors, etc.) find useful applications which have gained widespread popularity because of their integration with laptops, tablets, eBook readers, etc. An increasing demand in microwave antenna sensors has been witnessed, using advanced materials and sophisticated electronics, which have facilitated realizing small sizes and sensitive sensors. Microwave antenna sensors find ubiquitous applications, such as in mobile phones, laptops, radio-frequency-identification (RFID), global-positioning-system (GPS) applications, etc., to name a few. Emerging applications have opened new avenues and set new trends for microwave antennas, such as reconfigurable, foldable, and low-cost antennas for airborne, machine-to-machine, the Internet-of-things (IoT), 5G, etc. On the other hand, recently, metamaterial-inspired sensors have become a reality. Metamaterials are made from electrically-small particles. Each of the particles is essentially a resonator. Since the particles are electrically-small, their individual frequency bandwidths are also astoundingly small. This feature makes these particles notoriously unattractive for antenna applications, but highly attractive for sensing applications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to surpass the challenges of microwave components (antennas, and sensors), as well as to contrive antennas and sensing schemes for advanced applications, such as: 1) antennas for physical sensors; 2) metamaterial-based antenna design for sensor applications; 3) self-calibrated and portable sensors; 4) implantable biosensors; and 5) reconfigurable and low-cost antennas.
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Tariqul Islam
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- Electromagnetic Fields
- Material Sensing
- Chemical Sensing