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Design and Analysis of Micro-Solar Power Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks

Jaein Jeong, Xiaofan Jiang, and David Culler

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks are fundamentally limited by their energy storage resources and the power they obtain from their environment. Several micro-solar powered designs have been developed to address this important problem but little analysis is available on key design trade-offs. We develop a taxonomy of the micro-solar design space identifying key components, design choices, interactions, challenges, and trade-offs. Based on this taxonomy, we provide an empirical and mathematical analysis of two prominent designs of micro-solar power systems (Heliomote and Trio), and interpret the results to propose design guidelines for micro-solar power systems.

Details

Publication typeProceedings
Published inProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS 2008)
PublisherIEEE
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