The Design and Implementation of a Batteryless Wireless Embedded System for IoT Applications


Department of Computer Engineering, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey

ELECTRICA 2019; 19: 1-11
DOI: 10.26650/electrica.2018.28092
Read: 3010 Downloads: 727 Published: 01 January 2019

With the increasing popularity of embeddedsystems that consist of identifying, sensing, processing, and communicationcapabilities, the Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled many new applicationscenarios in diverse scientific fields and provided an important opportunity tobuild efficient industrial systems and applications. Most embedded systemsconsume power provided by fixed batteries with limited capacity. However, themain disadvantage of batteries is that they must be periodically replaced withnew ones or recharged when they are depleted. This kind of maintenance processincreases the cost and restricts the use in inaccessible places. Consideringthe limitations of battery power, alternative energy sources are required forinterconnected devices to operate efficiently and effectively. Harvesting orscavenging energy from the environment is an important strategy to designself-powered systems employed in the IoT domain. Traditional energy harvestingapplications use large energy storage devices to supply the power to the systemwhenever needed. Batteryless energy harvesting techniques have advantages tooperate long periods of time without maintenance. In this study, we designedand implemented a supercapacitor-based, solar-powered wireless embedded systemthat can operate autonomously without the need of maintenance and batteryreplacement. Our goal is to explore and analyze the applicability andusefulness of batteryless wireless data communication and self-powered smartdevices using energy harvesting technique in the IoT environment. In ourexperiments, we observed that our prototype boards operate well with low-powerconsumption without any performance degradation.

Cite this article as: Yüksel ME. Design andImplementation of A Batteryless Wireless Embedded System for IoT Applications.Electrica, 2019; 19(1): 1-11.

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