Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 7th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2010, and Dedicated Short Range Communications Workshop, DSRC 2010, Houston, TX, USA, November 17-19, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

NAT-ZigBee: NAT-Based Address Assignment for Scalable ZigBee Networks

Download189 downloads
  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29222-4_22,
        author={Yuan-Yao Shih and Yu-Kai Huang and Ai-Chun Pang and Pang-Feng Liu and Wei-Ni Chu},
        title={NAT-ZigBee: NAT-Based Address Assignment for Scalable ZigBee Networks},
        proceedings={Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks. 7th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2010, and Dedicated Short Range Communications Workshop, DSRC 2010, Houston, TX, USA, November 17-19, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={QSHINE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29222-4_22}
    }
    
  • Yuan-Yao Shih
    Yu-Kai Huang
    Ai-Chun Pang
    Pang-Feng Liu
    Wei-Ni Chu
    Year: 2012
    NAT-ZigBee: NAT-Based Address Assignment for Scalable ZigBee Networks
    QSHINE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29222-4_22
Yuan-Yao Shih1,*, Yu-Kai Huang2,*, Ai-Chun Pang2,*, Pang-Feng Liu2,*, Wei-Ni Chu2,*
  • 1: Academia Sinica
  • 2: National Taiwan University
*Contact email: ckm@citi.sinica.edu.tw, d94944009@csie.ntu.edu.tw, acpang@csie.ntu.edu.tw, pangfeng@csie.ntu.edu.tw, r95074@csie.ntu.edu.tw

Abstract

ZigBee has been considered as one of the promising communication protocols for low-rate wireless personal area networks. Among the well-known ZigBee topologies, ZigBee cluster-tree is especially suitable for wireless sensor applications with its supporting of power-saving operation and light-weight routing. Due to the restriction of configuration parameters, some devices could be prohibited to join a ZigBee cluster-tree network and become . The orphan problem leads to the difficulty in smoothly increasing the network coverage or device density. In this paper, we propose an NAT-based address assignment framework for a scalable ZigBee network which locally resolves the orphan problem without the reconfiguration of a whole network, while the light-weight ZigBee tree routing is maintained. The experimental results show that the proposed framework can significantly reduce the number of orphan devices compared to the original ZigBee address assignment scheme.