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Fifty billion green sensors

Published: 21 November 2013

Sensors and electronics that live on harvested energy from renewable sources - three LTU researcher has won prize for their article at the conference Sensorcomm 13.

- It's always nice to get an award. You realize that what you do is appreciated by others in a very positive way, said Jerker Delsing.

The article won the 'Best Paper Award' in the areas of Energy optimization in wireless sensor networks based on the opinions of the jury and the presentation made at the conference.

- We looked at how  we can build sensors and electronics so they consume as little energy as possible. It allows both devices to live on battery or harvested energy, ie. energy obtained from external sources such as solar, thermal, wind or kinetic energy. In a world of 50 billion connected sensors it helps to make those 50 billion unit green.

'New Architecture for Efficient Data Sampling in Wireless Sensor Network Devices' was written by Jerker Delsing along with Jonny Johansson, Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer Johan Borg from the Department EISLAB at Luleå University of Technology.

Sensorcomm 13 is a renowned international conference where scientists discuss sensor technology and its applications in both theory and practice. 

- This work is central to the research at EISLAB. It also has great significance for LTU's investment in Intelligent Industrial Processes. It is natural to continue working on energy supply and consumption of our electronics. Right now there are several ongoing projects in the area of energy harvesting technologies, we also see opportunities for exciting projects in integrated micro energy storage.

Sensors and sensor networks became a very active research area in the early 2000s because of its potential to provide many services across a broad spectrum, not only for science and technology, but also on important issues related to critical infrastructure protection and security, health, environment, energy, food security.

Luleå University of Technology through the Department EISLAB, Professor Jerker Delsing and MULLE-sensor is one of the area's leading research partners.