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The accurate modeling of frequency-dispersive materials is a challenging task, especially when a scheme with a transient nature is utilized, as it is the case of the finite-difference time-domain method. In this work, a novel implementation for the modeling of graphene-oriented dispersive materials via the piecewise linear recursive convolution scheme, is introduced, while the time-varying conductivity feature is, additionally, launched. The proposed algorithm is employed to design a reduced graphene-oxide antenna operating at (Formula presented.) GHz. The transient response to graphene’s conductivity variations is thoroughly studied and a strategy to enhance the antenna performance by exploiting the time-varying graphene oxide is proposed. Finally, the use of the featured antenna for modern sensing applications is demonstrated through the real-time monitoring of voltage variation.