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Energy Management in Solar Powered Wireless Sensor Networks

Abstract The use of energy-harvesting in a wireless sensor network (WSN) is essential for situations where it is either difficult or not cost effective to access the network's nodes to replace the batteries. In this paper, the problems involved in controlling an active sensor network that is powered both by batteries and solar energy are investigated. The objective is to develop control strategies to maximize the quality of coverage (QoC), which is defined as the minimum number of targets that must be covered and reported over a 24 hour period. Assuming a time varying solar profile, the problem is to optimally control the sensing range of each sensor so as to maximize the QoC while maintaining connectivity throughout the network. Implicit in the... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Gaudette, Benjamin David (Author) / Vrudhula, Sarma (Advisor) / Shrivastava, Aviral (Committee member) / Sen, Arunabha (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Connectivity / Cover / Energy / Solar / WSN
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 74 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Computer Science 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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