Energy Harvesting - Wireless Sensor Networks for Indoors Applications Using IEEE 802.11

Xenofon Fafoutis, Thomas Sørensen, Jan Madsen

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Abstract

The paper investigates the feasibility of using IEEE 802.11 in energy harvesting low-power sensing applications. The investigation is based on a prototype carbon dioxide sensor node that is powered by artificial indoors light. The wireless communication module of the sensor node is based on the RTX4100 module. RTX4100 incorporates a wireless protocol that duty-cycles the radio while being compatible with IEEE 802.11 access points. The presented experiments demonstrate sustainable operation but indicate a trade-off between the benefits of using IEEE 802.11 in energy harvesting applications and the energy-efficiency of the system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume32
Pages (from-to)991-996
Number of pages6
ISSN1877-0509
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Workshop on Enabling ICT for Smart Buildings - Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 2 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Workshop

WorkshopInternational Workshop on Enabling ICT for Smart Buildings
CountryBelgium
CityHasselt
Period02/06/201405/06/2014

Keywords

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Medium Access Control
  • IEEE 802.11

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