Development of a reader device for fully passive wireless sensors

Colm McCaffrey, Jacek Flak, Ilkka Marttila, Nadine Pesonen, Pekka Pursula

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    The zero power sensor network represents a platform that enables fully passive wireless sensing based on the third order intermodulation principle. This work describes the development and evaluation of a zero power reader device. Results from the initial characterization are presented for the evaluation of the reader's performance in sensor readout at a distance of 5 m. The limitations affecting the readout range are investigated and highlighted to be based on the reader's self-intermodulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2017
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-1012-7
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1013-4
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event16th IEEE SENSORS Conference, ICSENS 2017 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Oct 20171 Nov 2017


    Conference16th IEEE SENSORS Conference, ICSENS 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • passive wireless sensor
    • reader device
    • third order intermodulation
    • OtaNano


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