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Special Issue "Antennas for Wireless Sensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stavros Koulouridis
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Guest Editor
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
Interests: antenna design; microwaves in medicine; antenna miniaturization; wireless harvesting; medical applications; optimization techniques; microwave imaging; implantable antennas; wearable antennas; microwave measurements
Dr. Sofia Bakogianni
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Guest Editor
3-Dimensional Data Systems, Chania 73135, Greece
Interests: antenna theory and design; implantable/wearable antennas; wireless power transfer; microwave circuits; bioelectromagnetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless antenna sensors have received a considerable amount of interest in recent years. The Internet of Things, among others, is heavily based on the development of sensors and mostly on the implementation of wireless sensors. Body-implantable medical devices, car-2-car (C2C) communication, agriculture, city parking information systems, traffic light control, home automation, body area networks, and air and water pollution information systems are some of the various applications being considered for wireless sensor networks.

Antennas can be used to meet the different needs of wireless sensors, including communication, sensing, and power requirements. More specifically, antennas can be utilized to enhance wireless energy transfer, energy harvesting, batteryless operation, beam focusing, and wireless networking, medical telemetry, allowing for multiple propagation paths, increasing bandwidth, and supporting low power operation needs of several wireless sensing applications. To this end, the design parameters of antennas should be optimized to enable operation, often in hostile environments, with optimum efficiency.

Despite the remarkable progress in the design and optimization of antennas, challenges such as size, gain, efficiency, and frequency band requirements of end application are still present. In this Special Issue, we seek contributions on recent advancements in sensor antennas for novel applications and future challenges in antennas for wireless sensors.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Antennas for bio-telemetry applications;
  • Antenna sensors for quantifying signals;
  • Wireless power transfer for implantable antennas and other applications;
  • Microwave location estimation;
  • Metamaterial-based antennas with emphasis on sensing and communication.

Dr. Stavros Koulouridis
Dr. Sofia Bakogianni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • Wearable sensors
  • Implanted sensors
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Medical telemetry
  • Agriculture
  • Home automation
  • Body area networks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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