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—Wireless rechargeable sensor networks (WRSNs) have emerged as an alternative to solving the challenges of size and operation time posed by traditional battery-powered systems. In this paper, we study a WRSN built from the industrial wireless identification and sensing platform (WISP) and commercial off-the-shelf RFID readers. The paper-thin WISP tags serve(More)
—A promising technology that tackles the conflict between spectrum scarcity and under-utilization is cognitive radio (CR), of which spectrum sensing is one of the most important functionalities. The use of dedicated sensors is an emerging service for spectrum sensing, where multiple sensors perform cooperative spectrum sensing. However, due to energy(More)
—In this paper, we formulate a flow control optimization problem for wireless sensor networks with lifetime constraint and link interference in an asynchronous setting. Our formulation is based on the network utility maximization framework, in which a general utility function is used to characterize the network performance such as throughput. To solve the(More)
—As a pioneering experimental platform of wireless rechargeable sensor networks, the Wireless Identification and Sensing Platform (WISP) is an open-source platform that integrates sensing and computation capabilities to the traditional RFID tags. Different from traditional tags, a RFID-based wireless rechargeable sensor node needs to charge its onboard(More)
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract In this paper, we formulate multi-channel assignment in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) as an optimization problem and show(More)
—We consider the problem of gathering correlated sensor data by a single sink node in a wireless sensor network. We assume that the sensor nodes are energy-constrained and design efficient distributed protocols to maximize the network lifetime. Many existing approaches focus on optimizing the routing layer only, but in fact the routing strategy is often(More)