University of Manchester
Energy harvesting from ambient sources is emerging as a sustainable and environment-friendly technique to prolong the lifetime of wireless devices. However, harvesting energy from these sources may not be feasible for Quality-of-Service (QoS)- constrained wireless applications. As such, dedicated Wireless-Powered Cellular Networks (WPCNs) are currently being investigated to ensure the reliability as well as improved battery lifetime of the wireless devices. With emerging WPCNs, a true wireless network can be envisioned, which is free of connectors, cables, battery access panels, and guarantees freedom of mobility.