Making sense of intermittent energy harvesting

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Abstract

Batteryless, energy harvesting sensing devices enable new applications and deployment scenarios with their promise of zero maintenance, long lifetime, and small size. These devices fail often and for variable lengths of time because of the unpredictability of the energy harvesting source; be it solar, thermal, RF, or kinetic, making prediction and planning difficult. This paper explores ways to make sense of energy harvesting behaviors. We take known energy harvesting datasets, and create a few of our own, then classify energy harvesting behavior into modes. Modes are periodic or repeated elements caused by systematic or fundamental attributes of the energy harvesting environment. We show the existence of these Energy Harvesting Modes using real world data and IV surfaces created with the Ekho emulator, and then discuss how this powerful abstraction could increase robustness and efficiency of design and development on intermittently powered and energy harvesting computing devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationENSsys 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems, Part of SenSys 2018
EditorsKrishnamachari Bhaskar, Gowri Sankar Ramachandran
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages32-37
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360470
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2018
Event6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2018, co-located with ACM SenSys 2018 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Nov 4 2018 → …

Publication series

NameENSsys 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems, Part of SenSys 2018

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2018, co-located with ACM SenSys 2018
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period11/4/18 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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