Organic solar cell-equipped energy harvesting active networked tag (EnHANT) prototypes

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<i>Energy Harvesting Active Networked Tags (EnHANTs)</i> will be a new class of devices in the domain between RFIDs and sensor networks. Small, flexible, and energetically self-reliant, EnHANTs will be attached to objects that are traditionally not networked, such as books, furniture, toys, produce, and clothing. More information about the EnHANTs project is available at http://enhants.ee.columbia.edu. In this demo we present a small <i>network of EnHANT prototypes</i>. The current EnHANT prototypes are integrated with novel <i>custom in-house-developed</i> energy harvesting and communications hardware, namely <i>organic solar cells</i> and <i>ultra-wide-band impulse radio (UWB-IR) transceivers</i>. The demo showcases prototypes communicating using the novel UWB-IR transceivers and adapting their communications and networking parameters to the available environmental energy harvested by the organic solar cells.

DOI: 10.1145/2070942.2071002

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@inproceedings{Stanje2011OrganicSC, title={Organic solar cell-equipped energy harvesting active networked tag (EnHANT) prototypes}, author={Gerald Stanje and Paul Miller and Jianxun Zhu and Alexander Smith and Olivia Winn and Robert Margolies and Maria Gorlatova and John Sarik and Marcin Szczodrak and Baradwaj Vigraham and Luca P. Carloni and Peter R. Kinget and Ioannis Kymissis and Gil Zussman}, booktitle={SenSys}, year={2011} }