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Subject/Keyword
Seasonal Routing
Thermoelectric Harvesting
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kollias, Aristotelis
Supervisor and department
Nikolaidis, Ioanis (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Elmallah, Ehab (Computing Science)
Harms, Janelle (Computing Science)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2016-03-31T14:01:33Z
Graduation date
2016-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
We propose the use of embedded in-wall thermoelectric harvester to power the nodes of a wireless sensor network. We exploit significant temperature differences of indoor and outdoor environments in cold climates. We use real measurements to evaluate the use of the temperature difference as a proxy to heat flow through walls, and the feasibility of creating a network of in-wall thermoelectric harvesting sensors. We also discuss the seasonal availability of thermoelectric energy and get in depth to the issues and advantages this presents. We formulate the corresponding multi-commodity routing flow problem, where each commodity is data from every node, and using the indoor/outdoor temperature as a proxy we investigate the effect of fairness in routing. We also present a low overhead method of constructing a seasonally-aware routing scheme and study its performance. Finally we talk about techniques for predicting the incoming available energy in the future.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3NV99G56
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
Citation for previous publication
A. Kollias and I. Nikolaidis, "In-wall thermoelectric harvesting for wireless sensor networks," in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems, 2014, pp. 213-221. [Online]. Available:  http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Link.aspx?doi=10.5220/0004864102130221A
. Kollias and I. Nikolaidis, "Seasonally aware routing for thermoelectric energy harvesting wireless sensor networks," in Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE, 2015, pp. 1-11.

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