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Gao, J., Sidén, J., Nilsson, H.-E. & Gulliksson, M. (2013). Printed Humidity Sensor with Memory Functionality for Passive RFID tags. IEEE Sensors Journal, 13(5), 1824-1834
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2013 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 13, no 5, p. 1824-1834Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a printed UHF RFID sensor solution that indicates whether a passive RFID tag has been exposed to a certain degree of humidity. The printed sensor operates as a Write Once Read Many (WORM) resistive memory as it permanently changes its resistance from about 2 kÙ to less than 50 Ù after exposure to humidity or water. The change of the sensor resistance is used to modulate the properties of a UHF RFID tag antenna by changing antenna input impedance and also introducing or removing ohmic losses in the antenna structure. The final result is reflected in the change of the minimum transmit power required to power-up the RFID tag. Both the sensor and the tag antenna are printed horizontally on a paper substrate. Different geometric combinations of sensor and antenna structures are investigated. Typical applications include non-invasive methods for detecting wetness or humidity levels in hidden locations such as within construction structures. The sensor setup can also serve to provide information as to whether a package sent over a supply chain has exceeded a certain level of humidity during its route.

Keywords
Antennas, Humidity Sensors, Printed Electronics, RFID
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18408 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2013.2244034 (DOI)000317486700025 ()2-s2.0-84876062896 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Neubauer, B., Sidén, J., Gulliksson, M., Olofsson, C., Koptyug, A., Nilsson, H.-E. & Norgren, M. (2012). A new thermally activated battery cell-based forest fire detection and monitoring system. In: C.A. Brebbia and G. Perona (Ed.), WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment: . Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires 2012, FIVA 2012;New Forest;22 May 2012through24 May 2012;Code92394 (pp. 113-124). Southampton: WIT Press
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2012 (English)In: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Southampton: WIT Press, 2012, p. 113-124Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Detection of forest wildfires at early stages can significantly improve the success of fire fighting and thus it contributes to the damage and cost reduction. Surface deployed sensor networks linked to global nets are often regarded as technically simple options to achieve forest fire detection and progress monitoring. Straightforward solutions with sensor nodes continuously supplying telemetric information demand heavy duty power supplies and periodic service. They are relatively expensive and commonly not environmentally friendly. We have suggested and currently develop an early warning forest fire detection system based on inexpensive, dormant fire-activated detecting sensors and a number of monitoring nodes in a network configuration. Small deploy-and-forget type sensors contain a radio transmitter with recorded identity number, together with an inactive power element. When activated by high temperature of a developing wildfire, this element produces enough power to support the transmitter, broadcasting the unique identity code until the sensor is completely burnt. Monitoring nodes of such system stand by for sensor activation and forward the alarm information along the monitoring nodes network. Implementation of anti-collision transmission protocols in the sensors allows the monitoring nodes to keep track of fire development and progress. Monitoring nodes and nodes linking the forest fire detection and monitoring net to public networks can be made using conventional technology and utilizing existing communication networks. Thus significant efforts have been directed to the design of the primary sensors, designing them to be cost efficient and minimizing their environmental impact. Cellulose-based materials are widely used in the sensor construction to decrease its environmental impact and cost. The core of the sensor power element is made of laminated and screen-printed cellulose- based substrates. The power element is activated by a small amount of water, trapped in crystal hydrate salts in storage and released by elevated temperatures of the fire. These salt-based sensors can be manufactured in a rollto- roll manner, making them cost effective. Absence of any liquids or gels in the sensor construction will guarantee a good shelf time. © 2012 WIT Press.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Southampton: WIT Press, 2012
Series
Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541 ; 158
Keywords
Fire activated dormant sensors; Forest-deployed sensor network; Heat activated dry power element; Low environmental impact
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-16651 (URN)10.2495/FIVA120101 (DOI)2-s2.0-84865542878 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)978-1-84564-584-7 (ISBN)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
3rd International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires 2012, FIVA 2012;New Forest;22 May 2012through24 May 2012;Code92394
Available from: 2012-07-13 Created: 2012-07-13 Last updated: 2016-10-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, H.-E., Unander, T., Andersson, H., Manuilskiy, A., Sidén, J. & Gulliksson, M. (2012). System integration of electronic functions in smart packaging applications. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2(10), 1723-1734
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2012 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 2156-3950, Vol. 2, no 10, p. 1723-1734Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A system integration scheme relevant for smart packaging applications is presented. Recent advances in printed electronics, radio frequency identification tag production, and standardization of communication protocols are factors that increase the design freedom for new applications. As in all new technology fields, the first products are expected to appear in the high-cost segment attracting early adopters in the form of niche products. A reasonable assumption is that these products will come from hybridization of different types of technologies. Such a scenario is likely since no technology solution available can provide all features that these types of applications demand. There is a need of standard solutions for hybridization of silicon devices and printed (or foil-type) components. Conductive ink technology is a powerful tool for hybridization and customization of large-area electronics, providing 3-D integration and large-area customization. However, high-performance communication and advanced processing demand the use of silicon. Smart hybridization solutions allow combination of the best from both worlds. This paper analyzes the requirements on hybridization technologies suitable for smart packaging applications and provides design examples on integration of intrusion surveillance solutions for cellulose-based packaging applications. It shows that even though the current hybridization technologies are far from optimal, they can provide a considerable design freedom and system performance. © 2011-2012 IEEE.

Keywords
Large area sensors; printed electronics; smart packaging
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-14306 (URN)10.1109/TCPMT.2012.2204056 (DOI)000309729400020 ()2-s2.0-84867210457 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2011-08-15 Created: 2011-08-15 Last updated: 2016-10-20Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, H.-E., Sidén, J. & Gulliksson, M. (2011). An incontinence alarm solution utilizing RFID based sensor technology. In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2011: . Paper presented at 2011 2nd IEEE RFID Technologies and Applications Conference, RFID-TA 2011, Collocated with the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies, IMWS 2011;Sitges;15 September 2011through16 September 2011;Category numberCFP11RFT-ART;Code87447 (pp. 359-363). Sitges: IEEE conference proceedings
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2011 (English)In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technologies and Applications, RFID-TA 2011, Sitges: IEEE conference proceedings, 2011, p. 359-363Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The current work addresses the challenge of measuring urine volume in diapers primarily targeting geriatric care applications. There are number of incontinence alarm innovations suggested and described in patents and scientific reports. However, there are hardly any reports of such systems in permanent use in the hospital care market. One reason might be the challenging system requirements of such applications. According to our own experiences and requirements reported in the literature those are truly demanding. We need meter long communication range, passive sensor functionality, robust and safe measurement, unobtrusive sensor device design (patient) and a convenient reader and user interface (care personal). The list of specifications can be added to, a very low price adding only a small fraction to the over all diaper cost. Finally the system should improve the comfort of the patient and increase diaper management efficiency, reducing the costs of the care provider. The recent progress and usage of RFID technology have reduced the cost levels for inlays and readers. Thus, standard RFID inlays may be a candidate providing the targeted functionality in a smart diaper. In this work we evaluate the possibility to use the RFID antenna as the sensor element when detecting when a diaper has reached a certain degree of urine saturation. The evaluation has been done in a laboratory setup, with real test persons providing authentic readout scenarios. © 2011 IEEE.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sitges: IEEE conference proceedings, 2011
Keywords
capacitive sensors, moisture sensor, telemetry
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15304 (URN)10.1109/RFID-TA.2011.6068662 (DOI)2-s2.0-82155181971 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)9781457700279 (ISBN)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
2011 2nd IEEE RFID Technologies and Applications Conference, RFID-TA 2011, Collocated with the 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Millimeter Wave Integration Technologies, IMWS 2011;Sitges;15 September 2011through16 September 2011;Category numberCFP11RFT-ART;Code87447
Available from: 2011-12-15 Created: 2011-12-15 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved
Sidén, J., Gao, J., Unander, T., Andersson, H., Jonsson, P., Nilsson, H.-E. & Gulliksson, M. (2011). Electric and Electromagnetic Coupled Sensor Components for Passive RFID. In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2011: . Paper presented at 2011 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2011;Tel Aviv;7 November 2011through9 November 2011;Code88060 (pp. 1-5). IEEE conference proceedings
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2011 (English)In: 2011 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2011, IEEE conference proceedings, 2011, p. 1-5Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This work discuss the possibilities of integrating passive sensor components to passive UHF RFID tags. The sensor system works by degrading a tag's communication performance in proportion to a sensed quantity. Two approaches are studied, sensors directly integrated to tag antenna structures and sensors electromagnetically coupled to tag antennas. The em coupled sensors provide the possibility to produce small sensor components as easily applied add-ons to ordinary commercial RFID tags.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2011
Keywords
RFID, Sensors
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15456 (URN)10.1109/COMCAS.2011.6105932 (DOI)2-s2.0-84855767354 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)978-1-4577-1692-8 (ISBN)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
2011 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2011;Tel Aviv;7 November 2011through9 November 2011;Code88060
Available from: 2011-12-19 Created: 2011-12-19 Last updated: 2016-10-19Bibliographically approved
Sidén, J., Skerved, V., Forsström, S., Gao, J., Nilsson, H.-E., Kanter, T. & Gulliksson, M. (2011). Home Care with NFC Sensors and a Smart Phone. In: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series: . Paper presented at 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL'11;Barcelona;26 October 2011through29 October 2011;Code88372. ACM Press
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2011 (English)In: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, ACM Press, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The world's aging population and limited hospital resources together with advancements in information technology provides a thorough basis for further development of tele-healthcare and assisted living. For ordinary people, and especially elderly people, to be diagnosed and treated in their homes there is a definite need for technical equipment that is extremely easy to handle. One way to facilitate tele-healthcare is to take advantage of modern cell phone technology and the infrastructure surrounding these units. Many elderly people are today comfortable with using cell phones and even advanced smart phones can be purchased to a cost that is low compared to corresponding specialized medical equipment. The concept presented in this work is based upon Near Field Communication (NFC), a wireless feature that is currently being widely launched in cell phones. Amongst other capabilities, NFC technology allows a phone to act as a 13.56 MHz RFID reader. This work shows how NFC-equipped phones can be used to read passive NFC tags that in turn are equipped with general resistive sensors and how sensor data are read and communicated to a web server without the need to push a single button. © 2011 ACM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Press, 2011
Keywords
NFC, Smart phones, Mobile services, RFID, Tele-Healthcare, Assisted Living, ISO 15693, Wireless sensors
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15449 (URN)10.1145/2093698.2093848 (DOI)2-s2.0-84856748708 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)978-145030913-4 (ISBN)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL'11;Barcelona;26 October 2011through29 October 2011;Code88372
Note

Invited paper

Available from: 2011-12-19 Created: 2011-12-19 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, H.-E., Andersson, H., Manuilskiy, A., Unander, T., Hammarling, K., Sidén, J. & Gulliksson, M. (2011). Printed write once and read many sensor memories in smart packaging applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 11(9), 1759-1767
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2011 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 11, no 9, p. 1759-1767Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A horizontal printed Write Once Read Many (WORM) resistive memory has been developed for use in wireless sensortags targeting single event detection in smart packaging applications. The WORM memory can be programmed using a 1.5 V printedbattery. An alternative programming method is to use chemical sintering which allows the development of exposure-time triggeredsingle event tags that can be accessed wirelessly. The new WORM memory has very low losses in the ON-state which allows directintegration into antenna structures.A sensor tag that utilizes the WORM memory functionality and the well established Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS)communication standard has been outlined. Both active and fully passive sensor tag solutions have been proposed.The role of printed electronics in smart packaging applications has been reviewed and discussed. Important enabling factors forthe future development have been highlighted, such as the need for hierarchical design and test tools, better printed interconnecttechnologies as well as better components that allow communication with existing information and communication technology (ICT)standards. This is illustrated and underlined by the presented smart packaging concept demonstrators.

Keywords
Flexible structures, printed sensors, telemetry, Grippers, Packaging, Programming, Resistance, Silver, Substrates, Switches
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13339 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2010.2095496 (DOI)000293710700002 ()2-s2.0-79960982087 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-03-02 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Alastalo, A., Mattila, T., Leppäniemi, J., Suhonen, M., Kololuomo, T., Schaller, A., . . . Konecny, M. (2010). Printable WORM and FRAM memories and their applications. In: Large area, organic & printed electronics (LOPE-C) 2010. Paper presented at LOPE-C (pp. 8-12).
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2010 (English)In: Large area, organic & printed electronics (LOPE-C) 2010, 2010, p. 8-12Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-12262 (URN)978-3-00-029955-1 (ISBN)
Conference
LOPE-C
Projects
Primebits
Available from: 2010-11-22 Created: 2010-11-22 Last updated: 2016-10-05Bibliographically approved
Sidén, J., Koptioug, A., Gulliksson, M. & Nilsson, H.-E. (2007). An Action Activated and Self Powered Wireless Forest Fire Detector. In: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing: . Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSAN'07), Sep 24-26, 2007, Albacete, Spain (pp. 47-58). Springer, 248
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Action Activated and Self Powered Wireless Forest Fire Detector
2007 (English)In: IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Springer, 2007, Vol. 248, p. 47-58Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Placing fire detectors in a forest is usually associated with powering problems since the sensors do not have access to external power supply and a periodical change of internal batteries is an undesired option. This paper presents an approach where the fire sensor itself, when heated by nearby fire, generates electrical energy to power a radio transmitter. Presented energizing fire sensor is environmentally friendly and can be mass produced at a very low cost. Upon activation the sensor produces enough power necessary to operate most standard radio transmitters depending on what communication system is chosen for operation. The fire detector unit can be deployed from either helicopter or manually from the ground. The sensor can be designed to activate itself at different temperatures to suit different climate zones.,Rough guidelines are given for estimation of attenuation of radio wave propagation in forest areas in order to predict maximum transmit distance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2007
Series
International federation for information processing, ISSN 1571-5736 ; 248
Keywords
Sensors, Forest Fire
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-5937 (URN)10.1007/978-0-387-74899-3_5 (DOI)000250478100005 ()2-s2.0-37048998951 (Scopus ID)4949 (Local ID)978-0-387-74898-6 (ISBN)4949 (Archive number)4949 (OAI)
Conference
1st International Conference on Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks (WSAN'07), Sep 24-26, 2007, Albacete, Spain
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2008-11-03 Last updated: 2016-10-05Bibliographically approved
Alström, B., Gulliksson, M. & Hedman, L. (2006). De exklusiva magasinen: Tidskriftsförlagens och läsarnas syn på papperskvalitet. Sundsvall: Mittuniverstietet, FSCN
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2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The pupose of the survey presented in this report has been to search for answers to qustions regarding what controls the periodical publisher´s choice of paper quality and how the readers of the periodicals influence that choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniverstietet, FSCN, 2006. p. 95
Series
Rapportserie FSCN, ISSN 1650-5387 ; 2006:37
Series
FSCN-rapport ; R-06-66
Keywords
papperskvalitet medietrender
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-6086 (URN)DEMICOM (Local ID)DEMICOM (Archive number)DEMICOM (OAI)
Available from: 2009-07-09 Created: 2008-11-03 Last updated: 2009-10-15Bibliographically approved
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