Performance measurement and analysis of low data rate wireless communication under interference sources in buildings

Wenqi Guo, William M. Healy, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

Interference from collocated networks operating over the same frequency range becomes an increasingly severe problem as the number of networks overlapping geographically increases within commercial and residential buildings. This paper aims to highlight the issues affecting co-existence of IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) systems in the presence of interference. ZigBee uses the IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC layer standards to handle devices. The practical performance of ZigBee systems are established with reference to supporting empirical and simulated data. Our experiments show that, among different interferers, interference from microwave ovens is indeed a major problem. Guidelines are provided for installing sensors inside buildings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
Pages2473-2478
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 10 2010Oct 13 2010

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period10/10/1010/13/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • Building automation and control
  • Interference
  • Wireless sensors
  • Zigbee

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