Leander B. Hörmann

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Wireless sensor network (WSN) nodes have to cope with severe power supply constraints. Energy harvesting system (EHS) technology is used for prolonging network lifetime. Robust operation of such systems heavily relies on accurate models of EHS efficiency and node power dissipation for calculating sustainable operation modes. A node's energy balance can be(More)
Energy efficiency is very important for mobile devices and wireless sensor networks (WSNs), because the consumable energy is limited. Therefore, the operating time of such devices depends mainly on the capacity of the energy storage component and on the average power consumption of the device. The power consumption depends on the supply voltage and on the(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) consist of wirelessly communicating nodes with an autarkic power supply for each node. Typically, the consumable energy of these nodes is very limited. Energy harvesting systems (EHSs) can be used to extend the lifetime or even enable perpetual operation of the sensor nodes. Applicable energy-aware WSN protocols and(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) suffer from the lack of wired infrastructure. Each node needs its own power supply, e.g. batteries or energy harvesting systems (EHSs). Typically, EHSs can extend the lifetime of a sensor node or even enable perpetual operation. Due to the high variation of harvestable energy of the environment, the design of the EHSs has to(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSN) continuously enhance processing capabilities and miniaturization. However, there exists a design gap to energy and bandwidth availability. Especially battery technology cannot keep pace with demands of novel versatile services. A common approach for conserving channel capacity and energy is optimizing power-aware routing and(More)
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are power critical systems, because they are used in application areas without wired infrastructure. Each sensor node needs a dedicated power supply. Today's protocols and applications for WSNs are often power-aware. However, the state-of-charge (SoC) estimation of the energy storage component (e.g. rechargeable battery)(More)
Wireless sensor networks(WSNs) are resource constrained devices. Especially energy is scarce. Recent advances with energy harvesting system (EHS) technology now offer new opportunities for long-lived WSNs. Several prototypes of EHS-enhanced WSN platforms have recently been designed in a low-power and power-efficient way. While the field starts to mature(More)