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Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications

With the explosive growth of wireless communication industry, the energy consumption of wireless networks and devices is experiencing a dramatic increase. On the other hand, replacing batteries for low-­‐cost devices in energy-­‐ constrained networks (e.g., wireless sensor networks) is either impossible or expensive. To deal with these issues, energy harvesting appears as an emerging solution which has received a lot of interest, as it powers mobile devices by scavenging energy from the ambient environment (solar, wind, vibration, thermoelectric effects, ambient radio power, etc.). The use of energy harvesting nodes is a promising approach to further increase the energy efficiency of wireless communication systems. In addition, however, it brings about new challenges to the efficient design of communication systems, as there are many theoretical and practical open problems involved.

Edited by: Lisheng Fan, Ioannis Krikidis, Xianfu Lei, Diomidis Michalopoulos, Derrick Wing Kwan and Xiangyun Zhou

  1. Content type: Research

    Ambient energy harvesting is a solution to mitigate the typical finite energy supply of sensor nodes in wireless sensor networks (WSNs). On the one hand, the uncertainty of energy availability in energy harves...

    Authors: Neda Edalat and Mehul Motani

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2016 2016:28

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    As billions of sensors and smart meters connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), current wireless technologies are taking decisive steps to ensure their sustainable operation. One popular IoT scenario features...

    Authors: Olga Galinina, Konstantin Mikhaylov, Sergey Andreev, Andrey Turlikov and Yevgeni Koucheryavy

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:178

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    In this paper, we consider a denoise-and-forward (DNF) two-way relay network (TWRN) with non-coherent differential binary phase-shift keying modulation, where a battery-free relay node harvests energy from the...

    Authors: Weikai Xu, Zheng Yang, Zhiguo Ding, Lin Wang and Pingzhi Fan

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:131

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    Green communication and energy saving have been a critical issue in modern wireless communication systems. The concepts of energy harvesting and energy transfer are recently receiving much attention in academi...

    Authors: Cui-Qin Dai, Fu-Jia Li and Markku Renfors

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:119

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    Considering a large-scale energy-harvesting wireless sensor network (EH-WSN) measuring compressible data, sparse random projections are feasible for data well-approximation, and the sparsity of random projecti...

    Authors: Rong Ran and Hayong Oh

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:113

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    A new ultra-low power (ULP) wireless sensor network (WSN) is proposed to monitor the vibration properties of critical structures such as buildings, bridges, and the wings and bodies of aircrafts. The new schem...

    Authors: Guoqing Zhou and Jingxian Wu

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:107

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  7. Content type: Research

    On-grid energy consumption of base stations (BSs) contributes up a significant fraction of the total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of cellular networks, among which remote radio units (RRUs) absorb most of the e...

    Authors: Zejue Wang, Hongjia Li, Dan Hu and Song Ci

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:97

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    In this paper, we seek answer to the question: can a wireless sensing system with energy harvesting power supplies perform as well as the one with conventional power supplies? Conventional sensing systems with...

    Authors: Jingxian Wu and Jing Yang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:90

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    This paper investigates multicell multiuser downlink systems with simultaneous wireless information and power transfer. We study the energy efficient transmission design for maximizing the system energy effici...

    Authors: Shiwen He, Yongming Huang, Wenyang Chen, Shi Jin, Haiming Wang and Luxi Yang

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:67

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    In this paper, we consider the physical layer security for simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in a multiple-input single-output (MISO) system that is consisted of three nodes: one tra...

    Authors: Fengchao Zhu, Feifei Gao and Minli Yao

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:58

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    Recent advances in energy-harvesting (EH) technology have enabled the realization of wireless systems composed of rechargeable devices. In this paper, we analyze the problem of maximizing the data transmission...

    Authors: Fangchao Yuan, Shi Jin, Kai-Kit Wong and Hongbo Zhu

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:60

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    Cellular network operators are always seeking to increase the area of coverage of their networks, open up new markets and provide services to potential customers in remote rural areas. However, increased energ...

    Authors: Mohammed H Alsharif, Rosdiadee Nordin and Mahamod Ismail

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:64

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    In this paper, a multi-way relay channel is considered with energy harvesting nodes. The harvested energy at each node can be stored in a battery of finite capacity. Additionally, each node employs a data buff...

    Authors: Burak Varan and Aylin Yener

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:63

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  14. Content type: Research

    This paper studies the power allocation problem in energy harvesting systems with finite battery. We adopt the discretized energy arrival and power allocation model. Hence, the service process can be modeled a...

    Authors: Xiaolei Wang, Jie Gong, Congshi Hu, Sheng Zhou and Zhisheng Niu

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:48

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    With the advancement of battery technology, energy harvesting communication systems attracted great research attention in recent years. However, energy harvesting communication systems with multiple transmitte...

    Authors: Hongbin Chen, Feng Zhao, Rong Yu and Xiaohuan Li

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2014 2014:188

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