MAC protocols for EH-WSN

Comparison of MAC Techniques for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks

Sensor node


In this project we describe the state-of-the-art MAC protocols for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks (EH-WSN). Differently from standard WSN, the goal is to efficiently take into account the possibility to recharge the built-in battery in order to improve the overall performance, rather than exploiting just the initial energy available. The protocols we present try to achieve the optimal trade-off between the potentially infinite network lifetime and the uncertain energy availability. Finally, we provide a brief comparison among the solutions described.