Frequent power failures can introduce significant packet losses during communication among energy harvesting batteryless wireless sensors. Nodes should be aware of the energy level of their neighbors to guarantee the success of communication and avoid wasting energy. This paper presents TRAP (TRAnsiently-powered Protocol) that allows nodes to communicate only if the energy availability on both sides of the communication channel is sufficient before packet transmission. TRAP relies on a novel modulator circuit, which operates without microcontroller intervention and transmits the energy status almost for free over the radiofrequency backscatter channel. Our experimental results showed that TRAP avoids failed transmissions introduced by the power failures and ensures reliable intermittent communication among batteryless sensors.

Reliable Transiently-Powered Communication / Torrisi, Alessandro; Yildirim, Kasim Sinan; Brunelli, Davide. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1558-1748. - STAMPA. - 2022, 22:9(2022), pp. 9124-9134. [10.1109/JSEN.2022.3158736]

Reliable Transiently-Powered Communication

Torrisi, Alessandro
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Yildirim, Kasim Sinan
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Brunelli, Davide
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Frequent power failures can introduce significant packet losses during communication among energy harvesting batteryless wireless sensors. Nodes should be aware of the energy level of their neighbors to guarantee the success of communication and avoid wasting energy. This paper presents TRAP (TRAnsiently-powered Protocol) that allows nodes to communicate only if the energy availability on both sides of the communication channel is sufficient before packet transmission. TRAP relies on a novel modulator circuit, which operates without microcontroller intervention and transmits the energy status almost for free over the radiofrequency backscatter channel. Our experimental results showed that TRAP avoids failed transmissions introduced by the power failures and ensures reliable intermittent communication among batteryless sensors.
2022
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Torrisi, Alessandro; Yildirim, Kasim Sinan; Brunelli, Davide
Reliable Transiently-Powered Communication / Torrisi, Alessandro; Yildirim, Kasim Sinan; Brunelli, Davide. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1558-1748. - STAMPA. - 2022, 22:9(2022), pp. 9124-9134. [10.1109/JSEN.2022.3158736]
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