One of the most challenging goals of many wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments is the reduction of energy consumption to extend system lifetime. This paper considers a novel combination of techniques that address energy savings at the hardware and application levels: wake-up receivers and node-level power management, plus prediction-based data collection. Individually, each technique can achieve significant energy savings, but in combination, the results are impressive. This paper presents a case study of these techniques as applied in a road tunnel for light monitoring. Preliminary results show the potential for two orders of magnitude reduction in power consumption. This savings of 380 times allows the creation of an energetically sustainable system by considering integration with a simple, photovoltaic energy harvester.

Towards a True Energetically Sustainable WSN: A Case Study with Prediction-Based Data Collection and a Wake-up Receiver

Murphy, Amy Lynn;Raza, Usman
2014

Abstract

One of the most challenging goals of many wireless sensor network (WSN) deployments is the reduction of energy consumption to extend system lifetime. This paper considers a novel combination of techniques that address energy savings at the hardware and application levels: wake-up receivers and node-level power management, plus prediction-based data collection. Individually, each technique can achieve significant energy savings, but in combination, the results are impressive. This paper presents a case study of these techniques as applied in a road tunnel for light monitoring. Preliminary results show the potential for two orders of magnitude reduction in power consumption. This savings of 380 times allows the creation of an energetically sustainable system by considering integration with a simple, photovoltaic energy harvester.
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