As a step toward sustainable wireless sensing, we present a proof of concept system that uses a Plant Microbial Fuel Cells (PMFC) as a power source. To match the very low power production capabilities of the PMFC, we couple it with an ultra-low power wake-up receiver used as a trigger for sampling and transmission of the sensed value. We demonstrate that this combination, with a new, receiver initiated MAC-level communication protocol, results in a sustainable system for reasonable data rates, shown to be 30s in our laboratory setting. This work offers the first steps toward large-scale wireless sensor networks in applications where the sensors are surrounded by living plants that can provide a green and perpetual power supply.

Plug into a Plant: Using a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell and a Wake-up Radio for an Energy Neutral Sensing System / Piyare, Rajeev Kumar; Murphy, A. m. y. L.; Tosato, Pietro; Brunelli, Davide. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 18-25. ((Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE LCN Workshops tenutosi a Singapore nel October [10.1109/LCN.Workshops.2017.60].

Plug into a Plant: Using a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell and a Wake-up Radio for an Energy Neutral Sensing System

Piyare, Rajeev Kumar;Tosato, Pietro;Brunelli, Davide
2017

Abstract

As a step toward sustainable wireless sensing, we present a proof of concept system that uses a Plant Microbial Fuel Cells (PMFC) as a power source. To match the very low power production capabilities of the PMFC, we couple it with an ultra-low power wake-up receiver used as a trigger for sampling and transmission of the sensed value. We demonstrate that this combination, with a new, receiver initiated MAC-level communication protocol, results in a sustainable system for reasonable data rates, shown to be 30s in our laboratory setting. This work offers the first steps toward large-scale wireless sensor networks in applications where the sensors are surrounded by living plants that can provide a green and perpetual power supply.
Proceedings of the Local Computer Networks Workshops (LCN Workshops), IEEE 42nd Conference on
Singapore
IEEE
Piyare, Rajeev Kumar; Murphy, A. m. y. L.; Tosato, Pietro; Brunelli, Davide
Plug into a Plant: Using a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell and a Wake-up Radio for an Energy Neutral Sensing System / Piyare, Rajeev Kumar; Murphy, A. m. y. L.; Tosato, Pietro; Brunelli, Davide. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017), pp. 18-25. ((Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE LCN Workshops tenutosi a Singapore nel October [10.1109/LCN.Workshops.2017.60].
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