Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018, Osaka, Japan, February 28 – March 2, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

Energy Harvesting Sensor Node Toward Zero Energy In-Network Sensor Data Processing

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_13,
        author={Tatsuya Morita and Masashi Fujiwara and Yutaka Arakawa and Hirohiko Suwa and Keiichi Yasumoto},
        title={Energy Harvesting Sensor Node Toward Zero Energy In-Network Sensor Data Processing},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiCASE 2018,  Osaka, Japan, February 28 -- March 2, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2018},
        month={5},
        keywords={Internet of Things (IoT) Wireless sensor networks Distributed processing Energy harvesting PV system},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_13}
    }
    
  • Tatsuya Morita
    Masashi Fujiwara
    Yutaka Arakawa
    Hirohiko Suwa
    Keiichi Yasumoto
    Year: 2018
    Energy Harvesting Sensor Node Toward Zero Energy In-Network Sensor Data Processing
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90740-6_13
Tatsuya Morita1,*, Masashi Fujiwara1, Yutaka Arakawa1, Hirohiko Suwa1, Keiichi Yasumoto1
  • 1: Nara Institute of Science and Technology
*Contact email: morita.tatsuya.mp3@is.naist.jp

Abstract

In this paper, we aiming to realize near-zero energy distributed IoT systems that do not need a battery, we design and implement a novel energy harvesting (EH) sensor node. The proposed EH sensor node consists of a solar panel, an energy charging/discharging circuit and a SenStick, an existing sensor node including 8 different types of sensors and BLE communication interface. We demonstrate that the proposed EH sensor node works in an indoor environment by harvesting power from indoor lights, periodically measuring sensor data (temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, UV, and illuminance) and by sending the data by BLE communication. The received information is visualized through a web application running on a PC.