Address assignment and routing schemes for ZigBee-based long-thin wireless sensor networks

Meng Shiuan Pan*, Hua Wei Fang, Yung Chih Liu, Yu-Chee Tseng

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been extensively researched recently. This paper makes two contributions to this field. First, we promote a new concept of long-thin (LT) topology for WSNs, where a network may have a number of linear paths of nodes as backbones connecting to each other. These backbones are to extend the network to the intended coverage areas. At the first glance, a LT WSN only seems to be a special case of numerous WSN topologies. However, we observe, from real deployment experiments, that such a topology is quite general in many applications and deployments. The second contribution is that we show that the address assignment and thus the tree routing scheme defined in the original ZigBee specification may work poorly, if not fail, in a LT topology. We thus propose simple, yet efficient, address assignment and routing schemes for a LT WSN. Simulation results and prototyping experiences are also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC
Pages173-177
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2008
Event2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC - Marina Bay, Singapore
Duration: 11 May 200814 May 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC
CountrySingapore
CityMarina Bay
Period11/05/0814/05/08

Keywords

  • Address assignment
  • Long-thin network
  • Routing protocol
  • Wireless sensor network
  • ZigBee

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    Pan, M. S., Fang, H. W., Liu, Y. C., & Tseng, Y-C. (2008). Address assignment and routing schemes for ZigBee-based long-thin wireless sensor networks. In 2008 IEEE 67th Vehicular Technology Conference-Spring, VTC (pp. 173-177). [4525604] (IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/VETECS.2008.48