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Smart Infrastructure, Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Energy Harvesting Aware Protocol


Smart infrastructure is attractive for possessing many desirable features, such as uninterrupted monitoring of health conditions, timely response to damages, and human-infrastructure interactions. Embedded sensors that collectinformation are critical for decision making. However, the lifetime of electronic sensors is a constraint to infrastructure lifetime if sensors are physically embedded in the infrastructure at construction time. In this paper, we studied a self-powered wireless sensor network that harvests energy from mechan-ical vibration in the environment. A dynamic, hierarchical algorithm called MEGA is proposed that constructs clusters and elects the cluster head based on residue energy and energy harvest rate. Taking a smart bridge as an application example, the simulation study has verified the effectiveness of the proposed protocol.


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Dong, Q., Chen, Y., & Towfighian, S. (December 2014). MEGA: An energy aware algorithm for self-powered wireless sensor networks in sustainable smart infrastructure. Paper presented at the Global Communications Conference, 1174-1179. doi:10.1109/GLOCOMW.2014.7063592



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