R.Ruskuls, G.Strazdins, and L.Selavo, “Accurate Sensor Node Energy Consumption Estimation Using EdiMote Prototyping Platform”, in The 3rd International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects (CONET’12), Electronic Proceedings, 2012.
Wireless sensor networks and other battery powered embedded systems often require long lifetime. To assess application efficiency, accurate energy estimation tools are required. Although software energy profiling provides scalable network simulation opportunities, it lacks ac-curacy. In this paper we propose a hardware-based energy measurement approach using EdiMote prototyping platform. Evaluation shows, that it is more accurate compared to software profiling while providing extra information about energy consumption of separate system modules: MCU and radio chip.