Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory, And Application: Introducing Energy Harvesting To Sensor Networks, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814525464
  • ISBN-13: 9789814525466
  • DDC: 681.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 372 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The harvesting of energy from ambient energy sources to power electronic devices has been recognized as a promising solution to the issue of powering the ever-growing number of mobile devices around us.Key technologies in the rapidly growing field of energy harvesting focus on developing solutions to capture ambient energy surrounding the mobile devices and convert it into usable electrical energy for the purpose of recharging said devices. Achieving a sustainable network lifetime via battery-aware designs brings forth a new frontier for energy optimization techniques. These techniques had, in their early stages, resulted in the development of low-power hardware designs. Today, they have evolved into power-aware designs and even battery-aware designs.This book covers recent results in the field of rechargeable sensor networks, including technologies and protocol designs to enable harvesting energy from alternative energy sources such as vibrations, temperature variations, wind, solar, and biochemical energy and passive human power.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Wind Energy Harvesting for Recharging Wireless Sensor Nodes: Brief Review and a Case Study.
2: Rechargeable Sensor Networks with Magnetic Resonant Coupling.
3: Cross-Layer Resource Allocation in Energy-Harvesting Sensor Networks.
4: Energy-Harvesting Technique and Management for Wireless Sensor Networks.
5: Information Capacity of an AWGN Channel Powered by an Energy-Harvesting Source.
6: Energy Harvesting in Wireless Sensor Networks.
7: Topology Control for Wireless Sensor Networks and Ad Hoc Networks.
8: An Evolutionary Game Approach for Rechargeable Sensor Networks.
9: Marine Sediment Energy Harvesting for Sustainable Underwater Sensor Networks.
10: Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks in the Smart Grid.
11: Energy-Harvesting Methods for Medical Devices.