Energy Efficient Hardware Design for WSN Nodes (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2011)

Prof Shuang-Hua Yang, Professor of Networks and Control
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
Juni 22, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • The talk introduces the general sensor node architecture and two types of wireless sensor node design approaches first.
  • Then several design guidelines are given with the emphases on the selection of microcontroller, communication device, sensors, and power supply. A wireless node with temperature and carbon monoxide (CO) sensors are illustrated as an example.
  • At the end enlarging the lifetime of sensor nodes, the biggest challenge in the hardware design for WSNs, is addressed from two aspects - power management, i.e. reducing the power consumption, and energy scavenging.

Speaker Biography (Shuang-Hua Yang)

Professor Shuang-Hua Yang is a specialist of Wireless Sensor Networks and Networked Control. He is the leader of the Communications, Networks, and Control Systems Research Division at Loughborough University, UK. He was awarded the Holywell Prize 2010 of the Institute of Measurement and Control where he has been a fellow of the institute since 2005. He authored the monograph 'Internet-based Control Systems Design and Applications' published by Springer and over 150 research papers. He is serving as an associate editor for three journals and an editorial committee member for another two journals. Nine PhD students have been graduated under his supervision.

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