Joint Information and Energy Packet Scheduling in Wireless Powered Sensor Network

Sungbok LEE  Jaehyun PARK  Jonghyeok LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B   No.2   pp.520-527
Publication Date: 2018/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017EBP3063
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
wireless powered sensor network,  packet scheduling,  wireless energy transfer,  

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In this paper, we consider wireless powered sensor networks. In these networks, the energy access point (EAP) transmits the energy packets to the sensor nodes and then, the sensor nodes send their sensing data to the information access point (IAP) by exploiting the harvested energy. Because the sensor nodes have a limited information queue (data storage) and energy queue (battery), energy packet/data packet scheduling is important. Accordingly, to reduce the total energy required to support the associated sensor network and simultaneously avoid sensing data loss, the energy packet/data packet transmission periods are jointly optimized. Furthermore, analyses identify the optimal location of EAP which will yield energy-efficient wireless powered sensor networks. Through the computer simulations, the performance of the proposed packet scheduling and deployment policy is demonstrated.