Wireless Sensors and RFID

A large focus area for electronics research and development at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering involves wireless sensors and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Programs with the Department of Defense have supported research and development of unattended ground sensors (UGS) capable of providing perimeter monitoring, border security and protection of high value assets. CNSE has worked with industry partners to develop prototype systems for field evaluations of the technologies that have been developed under these programs. A parallel activity related to wireless sensors is the development of technology and applications for RFID. CNSE has numerous projects that are focused on development of RFID-based smart sensors, advanced RFID readers and advanced manufacturing processes for RFID assemblies.

A full range of activities are supported at CNSE spanning areas from basic research to design implementation, prototype manufacturing and field testing. CNSE is uniquely equipped to assemble high quality prototype systems in low to medium volumes. These prototypes are able to support system evaluations by the program customer or sponsor.