Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


2008 Research Summary

Micro-Solar Power Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks

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David E. Culler, Jaein Jeong and Jay Taneja

Based on an energy model of micro-solar power systems for wireless sensor networks, we developed the HydroSolar energy harvesting system. Recently, a number of nodes with this system were deployed for the HydroWatch project in an effort to display the long-term, sustainable operation of a wireless sensor network. As an extension of this work, we are also developing a simulator for micro-solar power systems to facilitate future system designs by predicting the interactions among operating ranges and capacities of each component.