Research Training Group 1194 "Self-organizing Sensor-Actuator-Networks"

Distributed Energy Measurements in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Name:

    SenSys '09: 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

  • Venue:

    Berkeley, California, USA

  • Date:

    November 2009

  • Author:

    A. Hergenröder, J. Horneber, D. Meier, M. Zitterbart, P. Armbruster

  • Year:



Energy efficiency is a common requirement for most WSN applications. We present our approach utilizing precise distributed monitoring of energy consumption to support the development of energy efficient protocols. Therefore we designed dedicated energy monitoring and management hardware for a wireless sensor network testbed. In our demonstration we show distributed energy measurement in a typical sensor network application based on an area monitoring scenario.