Energy-Aware Sparse Approximation Technique (EAST) for Rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks

Date Added: Feb 2010
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Due to non-homogeneous spread of sunlight, sensing nodes typically have non-uniform energy profiles in rechargeable Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). An energy-aware work load distribution is therefore necessary for good data accuracy while ensuring an energy-neutral operation. Recently proposed signal approximation strategies, in form of Compressive Sensing, assume uniform sampling and thus cannot be deployed to facilitate energy neutral operation in rechargeable WSNs. The authors propose an Energy-Aware Sparse approximation driven sensing Technique (EAST) that adapts sensor node sampling workload according to solar energy availability. To the best of their knowledge, they are the first to propose sparse approximation for modeling energy-aware work load distribution in order to improve signal approximation from rechargeable WSNs.