Backing out of backscatter for intermittent wireless networks

Carlo Delle Donne, Kasim Sinan Yildirim, Amjad Yousef Majid, Josiah Hester, Przemyslaw Pawełczak

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Abstract

Backscatter has emerged as the dominant paradigm for battery-free networking among the (potentially) trillions of devices in the future Internet of Things, partly because of the order of magnitude smaller energy consumption, but at the cost of collisions, low data rates, and short distances. This position paper explores the alternative approach: using lowpower, yet active radios to communicate among the battery-less swarm. We describe the challenges of using active radios in this context, including lack of tight time guarantees, high listening costs, and intermittent operation. While backscatter is promising, this paper hopes to broaden the conversation around alternative methods for networking the future IoT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENSsys 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems, Part of SenSys 2018
EditorsK. Bhaskar, G.S. Ramachandran
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages38-40
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-14503-6047-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2018, co-located with ACM SenSys 2018 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 4 Nov 2018 → …

Conference

Conference6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, ENSsys 2018, co-located with ACM SenSys 2018
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period4/11/18 → …

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