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A. Perera and M. Katz, "Novel Data and Energy Networking for Energy Autonomous Light-based IoT Nodes in WPAN Networks," 2023 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WCNC55385.2023.10119120

Novel data and energy networking for energy autonomous light-based IoT nodes in WPAN networks

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Author: Perera, Amila1; Katz, Marcos1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-05-22


As internet of things (IoT)-based wireless personal area networks (WPAN) get more popular, visible light communication (VLC) offers unique advantages over radio frequency (RF) communication, such as unrestricted reusable spectrum and high security. Additionally, visible light can carry both signals and optical power, making it a useful medium for exchanging information and energy between network nodes. A VLC-based wireless personal area network (WPAN) concept for light-based energy autonomous IoT is proposed in this paper, which can share both data and energy between nodes. The network uses photovoltaic (PV) based energy harvesting for operation while sharing excess energy between nodes to increase efficiency. Performance of the main concept of the network is evaluated and discussed in the paper. In the future, this kind of network will enable self-sustaining IoT networks.

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Series: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN: 1525-3511
ISSN-E: 1558-2612
ISSN-L: 1525-3511
ISBN: 978-1-6654-9122-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-9123-5
DOI: 10.1109/wcnc55385.2023.10119120
Host publication: 2023 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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