Mobility

Energy Provisioning in Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks (WRSNs) have emerged as an alternative to solving the challenges of size and operation time posed by traditional battery-powered systems. In this paper, the authors study a WRSN built from the industrial Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) and commercial off-the-shelf RFID readers. The paper-thin WISP tags serve as sensors and can harvest energy from RF signals transmitted by the readers. This kind of WRSNs is highly desirable for indoor sensing and activity recognition, and is gaining attention in the research community.

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