The paper presents a numerical energy harvesting model for sensor nodes, SIVEH (Simulator I-V for EH), based on I-V hardware tracking. I-V tracking is demonstrated to be more accurate than traditional energy modeling techniques when some of the components present different power dissipation at either different operating voltages or drawn currents. SIVEH numerical computing allows fast simulation of long periods of time-days, weeks, months or years-using real solar radiation curves. Moreover, SIVEH modeling has been enhanced with sleep time rate dynamic adjustment, while seeking energy-neutral operation. This paper presents the model description, a functional verification and a critical comparison with the classic energy approach. © 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Sanchez, A., Blanc, S., Climent, S., Yuste, P., & Ors, R. (2013). SIVEH: Numerical computing simulation of wireless energy-harvesting sensor nodes. Sensors (Switzerland), 13(9), 11750–11771. https://doi.org/10.3390/s130911750