Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
With wireless energy transfer capability, network nodes can rely on the energy supplied wirelessly from a network hub or access point. As a result, there is no need for the nodes to replace or recharge their battery using any wire. This paper considers such a scenario and proposes the performance analysis and optimization framework for the network operating on a TDMA protocol with wireless energy transfer. The authors first present the analysis and optimization of an individual node in the network. The objective is to maximize the network utility defined in terms of throughput and the number of packets in the queue such that the packet loss probability is maintained below the threshold.