Dewdrop: An Energy-Aware Runtime for Computational RFID

Computational RFID (CRFID) tags embed sensing and computation into the physical world. The operation of the tags is limited by the RF energy that can be harvested from a nearby power source. The authors present a CRFID runtime, Dewdrop that makes effective use of the harvested energy. Dewdrop treats iterative tasks as a scheduling problem to balance task demands with available energy, both of which vary over time. It adapts the start time of the next task iteration to consistently run well over a range of distances between tags and a power source, for different numbers of tags in the vicinity, and for light and heavy tasks. They have implemented Dewdrop on top of the WISP CRFID tag.

Provided by: University of Washington Topic: Mobility Date Added: Mar 2011 Format: PDF

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