Tailoring Micro-solar Systems to Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Stefano Calabrò
  • Roberto Gagliardi
  • Fausto Marcantoni
  • Matteo Micheletti
  • Alessandro Pacini
  • Andrea PiermarteriEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 927)


Energetic needs of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been thoroughly studied. Among the most important results, clustering protocols are able to reduce significantly energy consumption in these networks. In the last few years though, focus has also been put on energy harvesting for WSNs. With energy harvesting researchers aim to reach energy neutrality, which means the network only runs on harvested energy. Many papers propose design options for energy harvested WSN, but they only focus on ad-hoc solutions, homogeneous WSNs, or pose other limitations. In this paper we propose a new approach. We study the energetic need of a heterogeneous WSN clustered with a known algorithm (REECHD) through simulation, in order to calculate the minimum and ideal energy to harvest for a given network. Given that, we design an appropriate micro-solar power system to achieve energy neutrality.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Calabrò
    • 1
  • Roberto Gagliardi
    • 1
  • Fausto Marcantoni
    • 1
  • Matteo Micheletti
    • 1
  • Alessandro Pacini
    • 1
  • Andrea Piermarteri
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.University of CamerinoCamerinoItaly

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