Functional passive sensor system using reflective SAW delay line

T. Nomura, T. Kosaka, Atsushi Saitoh

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A new RFID tag system has been designed by utilizing a reflective surface acoustic wave (SAW) delay line. A shear horizontal mode SAW (SH-S AW) has the unique characteristic of complete reflection at an edge normal to the direction of propagation. The characteristic makes it possible to construct a reflective delay line. In this paper, a reflective SAW delay line is utilized to fabricate a passive sensor and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Experimental results showed that the reflective delay lines are very suitable in making SAW RFID tags. Moreover, some applications of the SH-SAW RFID tags are demonstrated for measurement of the acoustic properties of liquids and strain of solid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA
Duration: 2005 Nov 282005 Dec 1


Other2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Nomura, T., Kosaka, T., & Saitoh, A. (2006). Functional passive sensor system using reflective SAW delay line. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 888, pp. 173-184)