John Heidemann

Studying the Feasibility of Energy Harvesting in a Mobile Sensor Network

TitleStudying the Feasibility of Energy Harvesting in a Mobile Sensor Network
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsM. Rahimi, H. Shah, G. Sukhatme, J. Heidemann, and D. Estrin
Date Publishedmay
Conference LocationTaipai, Taiwan
Abstract

We study the feasibility of extending the lifetime of a wireless sensor network by exploiting mobility. In our system, a small percentage of network nodes are autonomously mobile, allowing them top move in search of energy, recharge, and deliver energy to immobile, energy-depleted nodes. We term this approach energy harvesting. We characterize the problem of uneven energy consumption, suggest energy harvesting as a possible solution, and provide a simple analytical framework to evaluate energy consumption and our scheme. Data from initial feasibility experiments using energy harvesting show promising results.

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