Special Issue "Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral IoT Devices and Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2019
The recent momentum of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) is driving the need for embedded devices comprising one or more low-power and resource-constrained computing elements and sensors. Power management of these devices is emerging as a primary challenge for system designers, as they typically have to last for many years without intervention to charge or replace batteries. Energy harvesting (EH) offers the potential for low-power systems to operate without batteries, by generating electrical power from environmental sources. However, energy harvesting sources can be volatile, meaning that a steady power supply cannot be relied upon. For this Special Issue, we welcome high-quality submissions that describe original and unpublished research contributions advancing the frontiers on energy-harvesting IoT devices and systems, with particular emphasis on energy-/power-neutral and intermittent sensing systems.
Dr. Geoff Merrett
Dr. Domenico Balsamo
Manuscript Submission Information
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We solicit papers covering (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:
- Power management concepts, algorithms, and circuits for energy-harvesting sensing systems;
- Architectures and standards for energy-neutral sensing systems;
- Hardware and software concepts for intermittent computing;
- Resource management and operating system support for energy-harvesting sensing systems;
- Communication in intermittent-power domain;
- Ensuring reliable operation in energy-harvesting sensor systems;
- Modeling, simulation, and tools for effective design of future energy-harvesting sensing systems;
- Internet of (battery-less) Things;
- Experience with real-world deployments and innovative applications
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Analytical model of a WSN node operation with a modified threshold-type energy saving mechanism.
Author: Wojciech M. Kempa
Abstract: In the article a model of the operation of a WSN node with energy saving mechanism based on a threshold-controlled multiple vacation policy is considered. Every time when the queue of incoming packets directed to the node empties, a multiple vacation period is being initialized during which the receiving/transmitting of packets is blocked. In such a period successive vacations of a fixed constant durations are taken as far as at the end of one of them at least a pretermined number of N packets accumulated in the queue are detected. Then, at the completion epoch of this vacation the processing restarts normally. The analytical approach based on the conception of embedded Markov chain, integral equations and renewal theory is applied to study the queue-size transient behaviour. The explicit compact-form representation for the Laplace transform of the queue-size distribution at fixed time t is obtained. Simulation illustrational examples are attached as well.