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RFID-based sensors for zero-power autonomous wireless sensor networks

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6701187
Pages (from-to)2419-2431
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has enabled a new class of low cost, wireless zero-power sensors, which open up applications in highly pervasive and distributed RFID-enabled sensing, which were previously not feasible with wired or battery powered wireless sensor nodes. This paper provides a review of RFID sensing techniques utilizing chip-based and chipless RFID principles, and presents a variety of implementations of RFID-based sensors, which can be used to detect strain, temperature, water quality, touch, and gas.


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