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Energy Harvesting Sensor Node Toward Zero Energy In-Network Sensor Data Processing

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In this paper, we aiming to realize near-zero energy distributed IoT systems that do not need a battery, we design and implement a novel energy harvesting (EH) sensor node. The proposed EH sensor node consists of a solar panel, an energy charging/discharging circuit and a SenStick, an existing sensor node including 8 different types of sensors and BLE communication interface. We demonstrate that the proposed EH sensor node works in an indoor environment by harvesting power from indoor lights, periodically measuring sensor data (temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, UV, and illuminance) and by sending the data by BLE communication. The received information is visualized through a web application running on a PC.

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  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Distributed processing
  • Energy harvesting
  • PV system

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    Operation of the EH sensor node: https://youtu.be/_NsDvc8eiXE.

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This work is supported by “Research and Development of Innovative Network Technologies to Create the Future,” the Commissioned Research of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan.

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Morita, T., Fujiwara, M., Arakawa, Y., Suwa, H., Yasumoto, K. (2018). Energy Harvesting Sensor Node Toward Zero Energy In-Network Sensor Data Processing. In: Murao, K., Ohmura, R., Inoue, S., Gotoh, Y. (eds) Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. MobiCASE 2018. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 240. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_13

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