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Special Issue "RFIDs Based Sensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Assoc. Prof. Symeon Nikolaou
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Computer Engineering and Informatics, Frederick University, Nicosia 1036, Cyprus
Frederick Research Center, Nicosia 1036, Cyprus
Interests: Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) circuits; reconfigurable antennas; reconfigurable filters; dynamically reconfigurable devices; UWB antennas; RFIDs; additive manufacturing for electromagnetic applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industry 4.0 is becoming a part of our everyday lives. Interconnection and Information Transparency are two key components which directly involve the use of wireless sensor networks for collecting, processing and sharing data.

RFIDs are a well-known technology, used primarily for identification. The spread of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) technologies generated a need to add to the functionality, autonomy and read-range of RFIDs through their integration with sensors with or without the use of a battery. The use of battery-operated RFIDs, listed as either semi-passive or active RFIDs, has been extensive when the total cost of the RFID tag was not a limiting factor.

Lately, the use of additive manufacturing and composite materials allowed the implementaion of entirely passive RFID-based sensors, while different types of harvested energy in combination with rechargeable batteries waived the need of battery replacement and the short life-time associated with conventional battery-operated RFIDs.

The current Special Issue focuses on RFID-based sensors implemented with the use of novel materials, exploiting novel fabrication techniques such as additive manufacturing and implanting new concepts and sensor properties or device concepts. It also welcomes the use of RFID-based sensors for applications related but not limited to Smart Cities, Smart Farming and Smart Agriculture. This Special Issue accepts high-quality articles that contain both original research results and review articles.

Assoc. Prof. Symeon Nikolaou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • RF energy-harvesting-enabled sensors;
  • Sensors implemented with additive manufacturing;
  • Sensors implemented with composite materials;
  • Smart agriculture sensors;
  • Smart city sensors.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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