Design of inkjet-printed RFID-based sensor on paper: Single-and dual-tag sensor topologies

Sangkil Kim*, Apostolos Georgiadis, Manos M. Tentzeris

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The detailed design considerations for the printed RFID-based sensor system is presented in this paper. Starting from material selection and metallization method, this paper discusses types of RFID-based sensors (single-& dual-tag sensor topologies), design procedures, and performance evaluation methods for the wireless sensor system. The electrical properties of the paper substrates (cellulose-based and synthetic papers) and the silver nano-particle-based conductive film are thoroughly characterized for RF applications up to 8 GHz. The reported technology could potentially set the foundation for truly “green”, low-cost, scalable wireless topologies for autonomous Internet-of-Things (IoT), bio-monitoring, and “smart skin” applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1958
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2018


  • Inkjet-printed sensor
  • Paper electronics
  • RFID-enabled sensor
  • Self-sustainable wireless sensor
  • Wireless sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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