Wireless-Powered Cellular Networks: Key Challenges and Solution Techniques

Provided by: University of Manchester
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
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.

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