A Novel IC CMOS Sensor for Remote RF Sensing

J. Chung, and A. A. Iliadis
University of Maryland, United States

Keywords: Sensor, RF, Remote

A novel IC chip sensor for sensing and evaluating remote RF signal properties has been designed and fabricated in 180nm CMOS IC technology. The sensor IC chip incorporates on-chip sensor elements coupled with integrated patch antennae, Gilbert cell mixers and low noise RF amplifiers, to capture and evaluate information on the form, type and origin of remote RF signals with high sensitivity, and high sampling rates for confident evaluation. Applications are envisioned in secure communication systems, cybersecurity, and threat level assessment.