An experimental study of interference impacts on ZigBee-based wireless communication inside buildings

Wenqi Guo, William M. Healy, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

ZigBee is a wireless technology developed as an open global standard to address the unique needs of low-cost, low-power wireless sensor networks. This standard takes full advantages of the IEEE 802.15.4 physical radio specification and operates in unlicensed bands (e.g., 2.4 GHz) worldwide at different frequencies. As more and more companies make products that use the 2.4 GHz portion of the radio spectrum, network designers have had to deal with increased signals from collocated networks operating over the same frequency range. This paper aims to highlight the issues affecting co-existence of ZigBee systems in the presence of different interferences. We present an experimental study of ZigBee-based wireless communication over a period of time with WiFi, BlueTooth and microwave ovens. Results are presented for several different link configurations. Based on observations of the Packet Error Rate, we propose interference prediction algorithms to explore the impacts of WiFi/microwave oven on ZigBee communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
Pages1982-1987
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010 - Xi'an, China
Duration: Aug 4 2010Aug 7 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2010
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period8/4/108/7/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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