Perspectives on Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Mary Ann Ingram
  • Lakshmi Thanayankizil
  • Jin Woo Jung
  • Aravind Kailas
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


An energy-harvesting wireless sensor network (EHWSN) is an application-specific collection of wirelessly connected, highly resource-constrained radios, which are independent and capable of sensing, storing, processing and forwarding data, and capable of extracting energy from their environment. The network typically will have a connection to at least one less-constrained “Gateway” or “Sink” radio that is connected to the internet either wirelessly or by wire. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are used to remotely monitor physical quantities, such as temperature, sound intensity, acceleration, light intensity, or pressure. They may also monitor chemical quantities, such as glucose and oxygen concentrations in blood, or the presence of toxic compounds in air or water.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Ann Ingram
    • 1
  • Lakshmi Thanayankizil
    • 1
  • Jin Woo Jung
    • 1
  • Aravind Kailas
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of ECEUniversity of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA

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