Design and implementation of an energy-neutral solar energy system for wireless sensor-actuator nodes

Jonathan D. Knapp, Paul G Flikkema

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

IoT devices will increasingly be placed in remote or inaccessible locations for long-term deployments. At the same time, power and energy-reserve demands will be heterogeneous and scale proportionately with capability and functionality. Moreover, demand for sophisticated behavior will increase, placing stringent requirements on their energy subsystems. Thus there is a need for an energy subsystem that can be integrated with IoT nodes to provide energy-neutral operation. We describe an architecture, design, and implementation of an energy-neutral battery-backed solar energy system for IoT devices. An emphasis is placed on capacity planning, enabling real-time analytics and control, and packaging for thermal management in extreme environments. We present test results on a prototype implementation that is now in production for use with sensor-actuator nodes in environmental and ecological monitoring and control applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509058730
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2017
Event2017 Global Internet of Things Summit, GIoTS 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 6 2017Jun 9 2017

Other

Other2017 Global Internet of Things Summit, GIoTS 2017
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period6/6/176/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Knapp, J. D., & Flikkema, P. G. (2017). Design and implementation of an energy-neutral solar energy system for wireless sensor-actuator nodes. In GIoTS 2017 - Global Internet of Things Summit, Proceedings [8016244] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GIOTS.2017.8016244