Wireless Charging Deployment in Sensor Networks
AbstractCharging schemes utilizing mobile wireless chargers can be applied to prolong the lifespan of a wireless sensor network. In considering charging schemes with mobile chargers, most current studies focus on charging each sensor from a single position, then optimizing the moving paths of the chargers. However, in reality, a wireless charger may charge the same sensor from several positions in its path. In this paper we consider this fact and seek to minimize both the number of charging locations and the total required charging time. Two charging plans are developed. The first plan considers the charging time required by each sensor and greedily selects the charging service positions. The second one is a two-phase plan, where the number of charging positions is first minimized, then minimum charging times are assigned to every position according to the charging requirements of the nearby sensors. This paper also corrects a problem neglected by some studies in minimizing the number of charging service positions and further provides a corresponding solution. Empirical studies show that compared with other minimal clique partition (MCP)-based methods, the proposed charging plan may save up to 60% in terms of both the number of charging positions and the total required charging time. View Full-Text
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Lai, W.-Y.; Hsiang, T.-R. Wireless Charging Deployment in Sensor Networks. Sensors 2019, 19, 201.
Lai W-Y, Hsiang T-R. Wireless Charging Deployment in Sensor Networks. Sensors. 2019; 19(1):201.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lai, Wei-Yu; Hsiang, Tien-Ruey. 2019. "Wireless Charging Deployment in Sensor Networks." Sensors 19, no. 1: 201.
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