Dynamic Power Control for Energy Harvesting Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
Optimization of energy usage in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) has been an active research field for the last decades and various approaches have been explored. In fact, a well designed energy consumption model is the foundation for developing and evaluating a power management scheme in network of energy constrained devices such as: WSN. The authors are interested in developing optimal centralized power control policies for energy harvesting Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (WMSN) equipped with photovoltaic cells. They propose a new complete information Markov decision process model to characterize sensor's battery discharge/recharge process and inspect the structural properties of optimal transmit policies.