Hi, I’m Neal Jackson, a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley.
I work as a Research Assistant with Prabal Dutta and Lab11. My research is focused on enabling ubiquitous sensing with low power embedded devices. I developed a long-lifetime indoor sensor mote named Permamote. Permamote combines energy-harvesting, a backing primary cell battery, and the newest, lowest power components to achieve reliable operation over a greater than 10 year lifetime. Permamote performs ambient environmental sensing, but its heirarchical and modular power supply can be reused to serve various application specific designs.
Most notably, I adapted the platform and created Permacam to support an ultra-low power camera for wireless, long-lifetime computer vision tasks.