TechConnect Innovation Program

Passive Wireless Sensor Including Piezoelectric MEMS Resonator

UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A passive wireless sensor platform, which can be utilized to measure physical parameters such as temperature, pressure, stress, strain, etc. The platform is comprised of a base unit (wireless transceiver) and piezoelectric MEMS resonator (sensing element), which harvest energy from received RF signals of the base unit.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The proposed passive sensor platform is CMOS based and is cheaper than SAW based sensors. The device has better resolution than currently available passive sensors and consume less power than RFID based devices. It also has a smaller footprint compared to SAW and RFID devices.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners