PhD: Wireless Communication for the Battery-less Internet of Things

Employer
Delft University of Technology
Location
Netherlands
Posted
September 19 2017
Discipline
Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Your research goal will be to develop a battery-less Internet of Things (IoT) sensor. The sensor will be charged from ambient energy only (like solar power or radio frequency harvesting). Your challenge: sensors will need to communicate with existing IoT networks such as LORA or Narrowband IoT, but they need to be orders of magnitude more energy-efficient than existing IoT technology. The sensors you develop should not have batteries (only small capacitors) to make them small and environmentally friendly. Your goal will be to utilise low-power communication technologies such as backscatter or ultra-wideband to reach that goal. You will be expected to develop, fabricate, and test a new transceiver together with a new networking stack.

Your research will be part of a large Dutch project: TTW Perspectief ZERO on “Battery-less IoT”. As a case study you will be working on an autonomous parking sensor network.



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