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Chipless RFID Sensors and Their Applications

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2022) | Viewed by 936

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Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, 14 Alliance Lane, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: chipless RFID; smart antennas; microwave passive design; RFID reader; RFID middleware
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FOM Hochschule – Düsseldorf, Elektrotechnik & Informationstechnik, Toulouser Allee 53, 40476 Düsseldorf, Germany
Interests: Chipless RFID; Smart Antennas; RFID Reader; UWB-MIMO Wireless Communications; Channel Modeling; Cognitive Radios and Test-beds Implementations
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CIMITEC, Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: microwave sensors; microwave circuits; metamaterials; RFID
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School of Engineering, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Interests: drones; robots; swarm drones; swarm robotics; IoT; smart sensors; mechatronics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radio frequency Identification (RFID) has emerged as a powerful technology that has flexibility in operations. It is a much-advanced technology when compared with the optical barcode. However, mass market penetration of the RFID is not possible until the application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is removed from the tag and made fully printable like optical barcodes. Removal of ASIC is not a trivial task, as it provides an enormous amount of services such as high data contents, signal processing operation such as modulation and hand shaking protocol, anti-collision and security. The hind side of the ASIC tag is the silicon chip that cannot sustain harsh environmental factors such as high and cryogenic temperatures. It needs maintenance for breakage and makes the tag nonprintable. A chipless RFID can remove these adversities and make the tag a competitor of the optical barcode.    

Since the chipless RFID tag is void of ASIC, the signal processing tasks are imposed to the reader. Researchers have been working on these issues and solved many interesting problems to make the chipless RFID tags closer to the commercial market. In addition to these, adding the physical parameter sensing capability of the chipless RFID tag using the smart material has opened up a new multidisciplinary research. Once the sensors are added with the chipless RFID tag, the tag sensor becomes a potential candidate to fulfil the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE). The potential application areas are: Internet of Packaging (IoP), food safety and security, smart levels, smart cities, smart transportations, smart library, smart currencies, smart homes, precision agriculture, biomedical implants, wireless drug deliveries, and rehabilitations. 

For the last few decades, chipless RFID technology has been passing challenging developmental phases similar to those the optical barcodes and chipped RFID faced during last 1970s. Researchers have overcome many technical challenges and advanced towards robust chipless RFID tags and sensors. At the same time, developments of new readers and signal processing algorithms, security and error correction coding techniques provide new momentum in the field of research.

To celebrate the development of chipless RFID technology and advancement of the technology, a Special Issue on ‘Chipless RFID Sensors and Their Applications’ will be published in the open access journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:

  • Chipless RFID tag development;
  • Printing techniques of chipless RFID tag;
  • Smart material processing for the chipless RFID sensors;
  • Graphene based chipless RFID sensors;
  • Encoding techniques of chipless RFID tags and readers;
  • Various reader architectures: frequency and time domains;
  • Reconfigurable chipless RFID tags and encoding methods;
  • Anti-collision, security, error-correction, localisation techniques; and
  • Chipless RFID sensors and sensor networks for the above applications.

Prof. Dr. Nemai Karmakar
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Hadidy
Prof. Dr. Ferran Martín
Prof. Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay
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