Self-sustainable energy efficient long range WiFi network for rural communities

Khairuddin, Ab Hamid and Chong, Eng Tan and Sei, Ping Lau (2012) Self-sustainable energy efficient long range WiFi network for rural communities. IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops (GC Wkshps), 2011. ISSN 2166-0077 (Print)

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Abstract

WiFi is a cost effective technology of choice for network extension in the rural areas. The telecentre network can reach further to the nearby villages within 10km radius by the use of long range WiFi relay points. The challenges encountered will be the self-sustainability of the network. It should be highly energy efficient and to be powered by the very limited energy sources available in the rural environment. In this case, a modular solar based power supply system has been investigated and enhanced to achieve longer operating hours for equipment installed in the middle of the tropical rainforest and on top of a mountain. The overall design of the self-sustainable long range WiFi network model and the end-user wireless terminal shall also meet the conditions of the rural as well as the living pattern of the local people. The proposed network model has been successfully deployed in a remote village in Borneo, named Bario, connecting six nearby villages to the telecentre for Internet access.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy efficient solar power supply, Long range WiFi, self-sustainable network, rural connectivity, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 07:37
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 07:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16572

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