Link Scheduling in RF-Harvesting Multi-Hop Wireless Networks



Degree Name

Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication)


School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering


In a Wireless Multi-hop Network (WMN), routers transmit/receive packets to/from their neighboring routers and also help forward data from these routers to one or more gateways. Hence, WMNs are typically used to extend the network coverage of communication systems, and they are likely to play an important role in charging Radio Frequency (RF)-energy harvesting sensor devices and collecting data from them. This is significant because future Internet of Things (IoTs) networks rely on batteryless devices to sense their environment and transmit samples to a fusion center. Consequently, WMNs are poised to becoming a key technology that helps realize IoT networks.



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