The road to immortal sensor nodes

Mohamed K. Watfa, Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Samir Salmen

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Abstract

One major limitation in WSN is the lifetime of the node's battery. The aim of this paper is to overcome the power constraint in WSN by wirelessly charging the nodes using a newly discovered technique for single hop wireless energy transfer called Witricity. In this paper, we present new techniques for multi-hop wireless energy transfer. We specify the hardware a sensor node needs in order to wirelessly transmit and receive energy. Finally, we present a charging protocol for a WSN with flat topology and another for a WSN with clustered topology. Our results show that multi-hop wireless energy transfer can be done with an efficiency as high as 20% over 8 hops. The work in this paper is the first that addresses multihop wireless energy transfer in sensor networks and is the building block of our and other future research in this area.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISSNIP 2008 - Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages523-528
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424429578
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2008 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Dec 15 2008Dec 18 2008

Publication series

NameISSNIP 2008 - Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing

Other

Other2008 International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, ISSNIP 2008
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period12/15/0812/18/08

Keywords

  • Multihop wireless energy transfer
  • Sensor nodes
  • Witricity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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