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. Most recently, I’ve been developing 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. Currently, Permamote performs ambient environmental sensing, but its heirarchical power supply can be reused to serve various application specific designs. I also spend a lot of time working on the Signpost project, an effort to develop a modular and easily deployable sensor node to lower the bar to city-wide sensing, research, and applications.