Transmission Range Determination with a Timeslot-Based Energy Distribution Scheme for Solar-Energy Harvesting Sensor Systems

  • Dong Kun Noh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 235)


Solar energy is an inexhaustible supply which can potentially allow a sensor system to run forever, but there are several issues in optimally using the harvested energy, such as the periodic property of charging cycle and the uncertainty of available solar energy. Since solar energy can be harvested periodically, our aim is to use this energy for enhancing the routing performance of the sensor network, not just to minimize the energy consumption to extend the network lifetime. Therefore, we propose a node-level adaptive transmission range determination algorithm which can periodically and locally determines the topological knowledge range of each node based on an allocated energy budget for the timeslot. The proposed algorithm can help the node to find the better next-hop node to which the sensory data is routed, while using the harvested solar energy efficiently.


Solar-energy Sensor network Sensor system Transmission range Energy allocation Energy-harvesting 



This research was supported partly by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2011-0012996), partly by Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE, Korea) (10039239).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringSoongsil UniversityDongjak-Gu, SeoulKorea

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