Title

On the Energy Coverage of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) Wireless Powered by Ultra-Dense MmWave Small Cells

Abstract

The low power wide area networks (LPWANs) are recently emerging to provide coverage for low- power devices distributed over very large areas. In order to further prolong the battery life of LPWAN devices, in this paper we propose to power LPWAN devices with radio frequency (RF) energy provided by 1) small-cell networks over millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequency bands, and 2) a macrocell base station (MBS) equipped with massive antennas over sub-6 GHz bands. By modeling the mmWave small-cell base stations (SBSs) as a homogeneous Poisson point process and applying stochastic geometry, the energy coverage for each LPWAN device is analyzed. Moreover, the ultra- dense mmWave SBSs case is further discussed by applying a simplified pathloss model. Our results show that ultra-dense mmWave SBSs are capable of powering a large number of LPWAN devices.

Meeting Name

2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops) (2018: May 20-24, Kansas City, MO)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Natural Science Foundation (China)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Wilkens Missouri Endowment

Comments

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (Grant 61471221) of China, the United States National Science Foundation (Grant ECCS-1646548), and the Wilkens Telecommunications Endowment at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Energy harvesting; Low power wide area network; Stochastic geometry; Ultra-dense small cells; Wireless power transfer

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-5386-4328-0

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

2474-9133

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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