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NSF CIF: Foundations of Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications

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National Science Foundation

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Foundations of Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications is a three-year, $250K, NSF Communication and Information Foundations grant. Continuing her work on devices that operate with energy harvested from the environment, Sennur Ulukus will establish fundamental performance limits and design principles for wireless communication networks containing them.

Ulukus identifies the randomness, intermittency, and causality of energy availability, and the uncertainty about the energy states of the transmitters at the receivers, as new ingredients to be incorporated in determining the fundamental performance limits of energy harvesting wireless communication systems. She will determine the information theoretic capacity of an energy harvesting link and the accompanying optimum coding and transmission scheme by incorporating energy harvesting constraints into the information theoretic capacity formulation.