Staged neuRFon™ System
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
A staged neuRFon™ (or other wireless sensor network) system is described, in which the life of a network of battery-powered nodes is extended by placing additional nodes in the physical area of the network during network initiation. The additional nodes conserve their power resources by remaining asleep, or in a very low power consumption mode, until the batteries of the original operating network nodes are near exhaustion. The additional nodes then wake up and replace the original nodes, providing network services for an extended period of time, beyond that otherwise possible with a given node and battery design.