2nd International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++

Research Article

Enabling IEEE 802.15.4 Cluster-Tree Topologies in OMNeT++

        author={Javier Hurtado-L\^{o}pez and Eduardo Casilari and A. Ariza-Quintana},
        title={Enabling IEEE 802.15.4 Cluster-Tree Topologies in OMNeT++},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Workshop on OMNeT++},
        keywords={OMNeT++ Zigbee 802.15.4 MAC beacon.},
  • Javier Hurtado-López
    Eduardo Casilari
    A. Ariza-Quintana
    Year: 2010
    Enabling IEEE 802.15.4 Cluster-Tree Topologies in OMNeT++
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2009.5551
Javier Hurtado-López1,*, Eduardo Casilari1,*, A. Ariza-Quintana1,*
  • 1: Dpto. Tecnología Electrónica, University of Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, 29071 Málaga (Spain), Tfno.: 34-952132755; FAX 34-952131447
*Contact email: ZIGBEE@telefonica.net, ecasilari@uma.es, aarizaq@uma.es


The IEEE 802.15.4 standard jointly with the ZigBee specification is becoming one of the most popular technologies for the development of Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs). 802.15.4 Cluster-Tree topologies appear as an appealing and standard compliant solution for many applications of home automation, medical sensing, tele-monitoring, etc. In this paper we present the enhancements made to the current IEEE 802.15.4 model in OMNeT++ to support this topology as well as different algorithms to schedule and dimension the Superframe Durations in order to avoid Beacon collisions in the network. An intuitive visual idea and a check of the whole process can be performed with OMNeT++’s Plove tool.