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MagoNode++: A Wake-Up-Radio-Enabled Wireless Sensor Mote for Energy-Neutral Applications

MagoNode++: A Wake-Up-Radio-Enabled Wireless Sensor Mote for Energy-Neutral Applications

Research Area: Design, evaluation and test of complete solutions for Green Wireless Sensor Networks Year: 2016
Type of Publication: In Proceedings
Authors: M. Paoli; Dora Spenza; Chiara Petrioli; M. Magno; L. Benini
Book title: Proceedings of ACM/IEEE IPSN 2016 (Poster Session)
Address: Vienna, Austria
Month: April
Abstract:
The combination of low-power design, energy harvesting and ultra-low-power wake-up radios is paving the way for perpetual operation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In this work, we present the MagoNode++, a novel WSN platform supporting energy harvesting and radio-triggered wake ups for energy-neutral applications. The MagoNode++ features an energy-harvesting subsystem composed by a light or thermoelectric harvester, a battery manager and a power manager module. It integrates a state-of-the-art RF Wake-Up Receiver (WUR) that enables low-latency asynchronous communication, virtually eliminating idle listening at the main transceiver. Experimental results show that the MagoNode++ consumes only 2.8uA with the WUR in idle listening and the rest of the platform in sleep state, making it suitable for energy-constrained WSN scenarios and for energy-neutral applications.
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