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

Delft University of Technology
September 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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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.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess