Delaney’s Ideal IoT System is a thought exercise that specifies a set of ideal engineering parameters for an abstract “Internet of Things System Specification.” The following constraints apply:
- Must be physically possible.
- Computing power, memory and advancement must conform to humanity’s current level of semiconductor processing capability (in other words no magic computers or power devices).
- Not all of the following parameters can be chosen together, rather some are selected while others are sacrificed.
In reality, not all of the following parameters can be chosen for given specification – it is a game of optimization. In general, the more ideal the system performance is, the more costly the system will be.
Panoptic Energy Harvesting
All energy harvested on all devices from environment or from communication stream, with no need for chemical energy storage (except for backup power).
All individual nodes have the ability to share data between each other and analyze as needed.
No energy loss due to un-needed software processes. E.g. energy efficient down to binary level.
Configuration and activation by button press, tap or "blink of an eye," easiest possible human interface.
Antenna Size Minimized
Nodes easily affixable to large array of affixable devices.
System must be economically viable for "everyone on earth," e.g. less than $1 per node.
Operates well in any environment specified and adjusts operation according to environmental conditions.