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Rechargable Networks


Funding Agency 

National Science Foundation


Associate Professor Sennur Ulukus (ECE/ISR) has been awarded a new NSF grant, “Rechargeable Networks.” The four-year, $900,000 award is a joint grant with Roy Yates of Rutgers University andAylin Yener of Penn State University. The project examines wireless communication networks whose nodes have batteries that recharge by harvesting energy from the environment. It applies analytical models for battery recharging to evaluate fundamental multiple access, broadcast and relay network models composed of rechargeable nodes. The project objective is an enhanced understanding of the analytic fundamentals of rechargeable networks in order to contribute to the development and ultimate deployment of ecologically-friendly rechargeable networks.