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Wireless Powering of Sensors and Biomedical Devices

Call for Papers

Wireless sensors and devices play an important role in various applications, such as, biomedical implants, structural health monitoring, and environmental monitoring. However, the power transfer to such devices is still primarily performed using wired connections or batteries. The installation wires are expensive, labor intensive, difficult ,and in many cases (e.g., biosensors or bioimplants), undesirable. Alternatively, battery-operated wireless sensors cannot operate for long periods of time as batteries have finite life time. Wireless powering of devices can resolve these problems by providing power through wireless links thereby eliminating wires. Also, wireless powering can recharge sensor batteries thereby extending their lifetime. In some cases (e.g., passive battery-less sensors), wireless powering and communication can be simultaneously accomplished thereby eliminating the need for batteries altogether. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles on wireless powering methods and emerging applications. We are interested in articles that explore wireless powering of sensors and other wireless devices. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless powering of biomedical devices and biosensors
  • Wireless powering of implantable devices
  • On-body wireless powering of wearable devices
  • Effects of powering on tissues and biocompatibility
  • Design of coils or antennas
  • Autonomous wearable or implantable RF systems based on inkjet-printing or screen-printing
  • Novel wireless powering methods
  • Comparison and trade-offs of wireless powering methods
  • Efficiency of power reception devices, including antenna-rectifier efficiency
  • Overall system efficiency, including transmitter efficiency
  • Range and position sensitivity
  • Benchmarking of wireless powering methods in real applications
  • Wireless powering in novel and emerging applications
  • Wireless powering of active (battery-operated) and passive (battery-less) sensors
  • Power management circuits
  • Design for form factor reduction

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/author/submit/journals/ijap/power/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 5 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 September 2013
Publication DateFriday, 22 November 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Stavros Georgakopoulos, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International Universities, Miami, FL 33174, USA

Guest Editors

  • Shigeo Kawasaki, Department of Space and Department of Spacecraft Engineering, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Zoya Popovic, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
  • Manos Tentzeris, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA