New research could improve wireless sensing and communication

EurekAlert  May 29, 2018 Researchers at Binghamton University are working on a project sponsored by ONR called “Supercapacitive micro-bio-photovoltaics for sustainable wireless sensor networks” to create a micro-device that uses bio-photovoltaic (BPV) technology to act as a supercapacitator capable of improving wireless sensing and communication. The idea is to use cyanobacterial photosynthesis process via a micro device to harness the sun’s energy and convert that into usable electricity. Once energy is harnessed the device is used as a supercapacitor. According to the researchers this will make wireless sensor networks sustainable… read more.