3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems

Research Article

Analysis of the scalability of hierarchical IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3490,
        author={E. Casilari and A.  Fl\^{o}rez-Lara and J.M.  Cano-Garc\^{\i}a},
        title={Analysis of the scalability of hierarchical IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee networks},
        proceedings={3rd International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={INFOSCALE},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Zigbee IEEE 802.15.4 cluster-tree beacon mode sensor networks.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3490}
    }
    
  • E. Casilari
    A. Flórez-Lara
    J.M. Cano-García
    Year: 2010
    Analysis of the scalability of hierarchical IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee networks
    INFOSCALE
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.INFOSCALE2008.3490
E. Casilari1,*, A. Flórez-Lara1, J.M. Cano-García1
  • 1: University of Málaga, ETSIT, Campus de Teatinos, 29071, Málaga (Spain), Tel. 34-952132755
*Contact email: ecasilari@uma.es

Abstract

IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee standard constitutes a promising technology for the deployment of low-power and low rate Wireless Personal Area Networks. Many practical applications of this type of networks may require the association of a non-negligible number of nodes with strong power constraints. In that case, the most efficient way (especially in terms of battery consumption) of organising 802.15.4/Zigbee networks is by means of hierarchical cluster-trees. However, the standard does not impose any particular algorithm to organize, dimension or synchronize a cluster-tree network. This paper addresses this issue by proposing and comparing three simple strategies to parametrize the timing of superframes in static Zigbee cluster-trees.