Interactive Wireless Charging for Energy Balance

  • Sotiris NikoletseasEmail author
  • Theofanis P. Raptis
  • Christoforos Raptopoulos


We study how to efficiently transfer energy wirelessly in ad hoc networks of battery-limited devices, toward prolonging their lifetime. In contrast to the state-of-the-art, we assume a much weaker population of distributed devices which are exchanging energy in a “peer to peer”, bi-directional manner with each other, without any special charger nodes. We address a quite general case of diverse energy levels and priorities in the network and study the problem of how the system can efficiently reach a weighted energy balance state distributively, under both loss-less and lossy power transfer assumptions. Three protocols are designed, analyzed, and evaluated, achieving different performance trade-offs between energy balance quality, convergence time, and energy efficiency.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sotiris Nikoletseas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Theofanis P. Raptis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christoforos Raptopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and InformaticsUniversity of Patras and Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus” (CTI)PatrasGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Informatics and TelematicsNational Research CouncilPisaItaly

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