Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks

Xenofon Fafoutis, Dusan Vuckovic, Alessio Di Mauro, Nicola Dragoni, Jan Madsen

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    Abstract

    Energy Harvesting comprises a promising solution to one of the key problems faced by battery-powered Wireless Sensor Networks, namely the limited nature of the energy supply (finite battery capacity). By harvesting energy from the surrounding environment, the sensors can have a continuous lifetime without any needs for battery recharge or replacement. However, energy harvesting introduces a change to the fundamental principles based on which WSNs are designed and realized. In this poster we sketch some of the key research challenges as well as our ongoing work in designing and realizing Wireless Sensor Networks with energy harvesting capability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2012 : Poster and Demo Proceedings
    Publication date2012
    Pages84-85
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2012) - University of Trento, Italy
    Duration: 15 Feb 201217 Feb 2012
    http://ewsn12.disi.unitn.it/

    Conference

    Conference9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2012)
    CountryItaly
    CityUniversity of Trento
    Period15/02/201217/02/2012
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