Analysis of the scalability of hierarchical IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee networks

E. Casilari, A. Flórez-Lara, J.M. Cano-García
2008 Proceedings of the Third International ICST Conference on Scalable Information Systems  
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 nonnegligible 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
more » ... icular 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 clustertrees.
doi:10.4108/icst.infoscale2008.3490 dblp:conf/infoscale/CasilariFC08 fatcat:4tkk4ob7qbbmpewxahtl3r6dsa