DARPA - Sensor lifetime lengthened from weeks to years
Interesting article about IOT sensors on the battlefield and low power consumption.
N-ZERO “seeks to extend unattended sensor lifetime from weeks to years, cut maintenance costs and reduce the need for redeployments.”
N-ZERO is also aiming to potentially cut the battery size for a typical ground-based sensor by a factor of 20 or more but maintain its operational lifetime.
The ability to sense and classify cars, trucks and generators in ... both rural and urban backgrounds from a distance of a little over 5 meters away and being able to do that with almost 10 nanowatts of power consumption is a big accomplishment in phase one of the program
@Terrence when you have very high budget, you can do amazing things 😀
I couldn't glean from that article what kind of new technologies were being brought to bear on the problem. Rather, it sounds more like straight forward engineering of applying existing technologies and techniques, which doesn't sound very DARPA-like.
@NeverDie That' s what theywant you to think
Maybe they have a glass dielectric nano battery with graphene supercapacitor charging from it?