Guest Editorial Energy harvesting communications: Part 1 [Guest Editorial]

Chau Yuen, Maged Elkashlan, Yi Qian, Quang Duong, Lei Shu, Frank Schmidt

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Abstract

Over the last decade, energy harvesting has emerged as a promising approach to enable self-sufficient and self-sustaining operation for low-cost devices in energy-constrained networks by scavenging energy from the ambient environment to power up devices. In wireless sensor networks, small, wireless, autonomous sensors usually operate at ultra-low power. If these wireless sensors, which spread throughout homes or factories, in buildings or even outdoors to monitor all kinds of environmental conditions, are powered by energy harvesting, there are no batteries to replace and no laborious cost associated with replacing them. As such, wireless sensor networks can be deployed in hard-to-reach areas to provide ubiquitous coverage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-69
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 08 Apr 2015

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