Integrated Systems for Biomedical Applications: Silicon-Based RF/Microwave Dielectric Spectroscopy and Sensing Academic Article uri icon


  • Self-sustained, integrated systems are necessary for portable and implantable sensors. Microwave dielectric sensors and spectroscopy systems are very good candidates for a variety of fields, including health care, food and drug safety, medical diagnosis, and agricultural and pharmaceutical applications. Dielectric sensors for such applications require fully integrated and self-sustained sensor implementations to achieve low-cost, compact, easy-to-handle products. Fully integrated dielectric sensors are promising in terms of achieving size and cost reduction, low power consumption, enormous signal processing capabilities, and high throughput for portable, implantable, and lab-on-chip application. Integrated sensors can be either VCO-based, known for higher sensitivity and self-sustainability but not suitable for spectroscopy; or receiver-based, known to be more compatible with spectroscopy applications but with accuracy limited by the receivers SNR performance.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Microwave Magazine

author list (cited authors)

  • Entesari, K., Helmy, A. A., & Moslehi-Bajestan, M.

citation count

  • 30

complete list of authors

  • Entesari, Kamran||Helmy, Ahmed A||Moslehi-Bajestan, Masoud

publication date

  • July 2017