Wirelessly powered energy autonomous sensor networks

Yan Zhang, Hans Pflug, Hubregt J. Visser, Guido Dolmans

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For wireless sensor networks, network life time is a critical aspect to the success of the system. Due to high maintenance costs, energy autonomous sensor networks are highly desirable. RF powering provides such a solution by charging the sensor nodes on the field. However, how to deploy such a kind of system efficiently is still left as an open question. This paper is motivated to formulate an answer to this question. Aiming at the critical infrastructure monitoring application, three network models are proposed and evaluated in terms of feasibility, energy efficiency, and hardware complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-3083-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 Apr 20149 Apr 2014


Conference2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2014


  • energy autonomous
  • infrastructure monitoring
  • wireless charging


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