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Design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework applied to the evaluation of a large-scale electronic shelf-labeling wireless sensor network

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Most wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of battery-powered nodes and are limited to hundreds of nodes. Battery replacement is a very costly operation and a key factor in limiting successful large-scale deployments. The recent advances in both energy harvesters and low-power communication systems hold promise for deploying large-scale wireless green-powered sensor networks (WGSNs). This will enable new applications and will eliminate environmentally unfriendly battery disposal. This paper explores the use of energy harvesters to scavenge power for nodes in a WSN. The design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework, suited for a WSN simulator as well as a real-life testbed, are proposed. These frameworks are used to evaluate whether a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance scheme is sufficiently reliable for use in emerging large-scale energy harvesting electronic shelf label (EHESL) systems (i.e., 12000 labels in a star topology). Both the simulator and testbed experiments yielded an average success rate up to 92%, with an arrival rate of 40 transceive cycles per second. We have demonstrated that our generic energy-harvesting framework is useful for WGSN research because the simulator allowed us to verify the achieved results on the real-life testbed and vice versa.

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De Mil, Pieter, Bart Jooris, Lieven Tytgat, Ruben Catteeuw, Ingrid Moerman, Piet Demeester, and Ad Kamerman. 2010. “Design and Implementation of a Generic Energy-harvesting Framework Applied to the Evaluation of a Large-scale Electronic Shelf-labeling Wireless Sensor Network.” Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.
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De Mil, P., Jooris, B., Tytgat, L., Catteeuw, R., Moerman, I., Demeester, P., & Kamerman, A. (2010). Design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework applied to the evaluation of a large-scale electronic shelf-labeling wireless sensor network. EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING.
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De Mil P, Jooris B, Tytgat L, Catteeuw R, Moerman I, Demeester P, et al. Design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework applied to the evaluation of a large-scale electronic shelf-labeling wireless sensor network. EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING. 2010;
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De Mil, Pieter, Bart Jooris, Lieven Tytgat, et al. “Design and Implementation of a Generic Energy-harvesting Framework Applied to the Evaluation of a Large-scale Electronic Shelf-labeling Wireless Sensor Network.” EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (2010): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Most wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of battery-powered nodes and are limited to hundreds of nodes. Battery replacement is a very costly operation and a key factor in limiting successful large-scale deployments. The recent advances in both energy harvesters and low-power communication systems hold promise for deploying large-scale wireless green-powered sensor networks (WGSNs). This will enable new applications and will eliminate environmentally unfriendly battery disposal. This paper explores the use of energy harvesters to scavenge power for nodes in a WSN. The design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework, suited for a WSN simulator as well as a real-life testbed, are proposed. These frameworks are used to evaluate whether a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance scheme is sufficiently reliable for use in emerging large-scale energy harvesting electronic shelf label (EHESL) systems (i.e., 12000 labels in a star topology). Both the simulator and testbed experiments yielded an average success rate up to 92\%, with an arrival rate of 40 transceive cycles per second. We have demonstrated that our generic energy-harvesting framework is useful for WGSN research because the simulator allowed us to verify the achieved results on the real-life testbed and vice versa.},
  articleno    = {343690},
  author       = {De Mil, Pieter and Jooris, Bart and Tytgat, Lieven and Catteeuw, Ruben and Moerman, Ingrid and Demeester, Piet and Kamerman, Ad},
  issn         = {1687-1499},
  journal      = {EURASIP JOURNAL ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {12},
  title        = {Design and implementation of a generic energy-harvesting framework applied to the evaluation of a large-scale electronic shelf-labeling wireless sensor network},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/343690},
  year         = {2010},
}

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