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Efficient Energy Management Policies for Networks with Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes

Sharma, Vinod and Mukherji, Utpal and Joseph, Vinay (2008) Efficient Energy Management Policies for Networks with Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes. In: Communication, Control, and Computing, 2008 46th Annual Allerton Conference on (23-26). pp. 375-383.

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Abstract

We study sensor networks with energy harvesting nodes. The generated energy at a node can be stored in a buffer. A sensor node periodically senses a random field and generates a packet. These packets are stored in a queue and transmitted using the energy available at that time at the node. For such networks we develop efficient energy management policies. First, for a single node, we obtain policies that are throughput optimal, i.e., the data queue stays stable for the largest possible data rate. Next we obtain energy management policies which minimize the mean delay in the queue. We also compare performance of several easily implementable suboptimal policies. A greedy policy is identified which, in low SNR regime, is throughput optimal and also minimizes mean delay. Next using the results for a single node, we develop efficient MAC policies.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Optimal energy management policies;energy harvesting;sensor networks;MAC protocols.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 08:56
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/22287

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