VirtualSense: A Java-Based Open Platform for Ultra-Low-Power Wireless Sensor Nodes

Idleness has to be carefully exploited in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to save power and to accumulate the energy possibly harvested from the environment. State-of-the-art microcontroller units provide a wide range of ultra-low-power inactive modes with sub-millisecond wakeup time that can be effectively used for this purpose. At the same time they are… CONTINUE READING