Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016)

A Terrestrial Microbial Fuel Cell Powered Wireless Sensor Networks

Authors
Da-Xing Zhang, He-Wen Tian, Yong-Xian Guo
Corresponding Author
Da-Xing Zhang
Available Online December 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.130How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Terrestrial microbial fuel cell; wireless sensor network; energy harvesting; power management
Abstract
Terrestrial Microbial Fuel Cells (TMFCs) can be inoculated and work using of soil, which overcomes the shortcomings of Aquatic Microbial Fuel Cells (AMFCs) and extends application areas of MFCs. Energy supply, as a primary influential factor determining the lifetime of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) nodes, remains an open challenge. In theory, sensor nodes powered by MFCs have an eternal life. However, low output voltage and power density of MFCs are two pronounced challenges for the application in WSNs. A Terrestrial microbial fuel cell (TMFC) reactor is proposed in the paper. The power generation performance of the proposed TMFC is tested. A single-hop WSN powered by a TMFC experimental setup was designed and experimented with. Results show that the TMFC can achieve enough power for the WSN node working periodically, which validates the feasibility of WSNs powering by TMFCs.
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Proceedings
3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-302-9
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.130How to use a DOI?
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