Special Issue "Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: wireless sensor networks; mobile computing; edge computing; parallel and distributing computing
Interests: wireless sensor networks; mobile cloud computing
Wireless Rechargeable Sensor Networks (WRSNs) are an emerging technology, which integrates sensing, communication, and computation capacities and aims to prolong the lifetime of traditional Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Sensor nodes in conventional WSNs are often powered by batteries, thus, they can only operate for a limited period of time depending on battery capacities. When some sensors deplete their energy, the network would become fragmented and the data from some parts of the sensing field can no longer be extracted. However, in many applications, such as earthquakes, soil monitoring, and glacial movement monitoring, due to the harshness of environments, a long period of unattended operability is required.
Different from the traditional sensor nodes powered by batteries, sensor nodes in WRSNs exploit wireless energy transfer techniques and can be replenished by chargers to reduce disposable battery use and extend the operational life of each sensor node. Compared to permanent batteries, wireless charging offers agile, controllable and predictable energy replenishment and prolongs network lifetime.
This Special Issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers describing scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality and reliability in all areas of WRSNs. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry worldwide are strongly encouraged. Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Modelling and analysis
- Wireless rechargeable network architecture
- Wireless recharging algorithms
- Wireless energy transfer techniques
- Energy efficiency
- Charger deployment
- Wireless energy harvesting devices & techniques
- Resource allocation
- Security Protocols
- Transmission Protocols
- Applications and implementations
Prof. Yuanyuan Yang
Prof. Songtao Guo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Wireless sensor networks
- Wireless rechargeable sensor networks
- Wireless energy transfer
- Energy efficiency
- Protocol design