An energy-efficient multicast protocol for ZigBee-based networks

Shu Chiung Hu, Chia Hung Tsai, Yi Chen Lu, Meng Shiuan Pan, Yu-Chee Tseng

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Abstract

Recently, many Internet of Things (IoT) or wireless sensor network (WSN) applications adopt ZigBee as their communication protocol. In these applications, messages may need to be disseminated to some specific objects or nodes using multicast transmissions. However, we observe that the original ZigBee multicast protocol causes extremely high packet overhead and energy consumption. In this work, we propose a ZigBee-compatible energy efficient multicast protocol, which allows nodes to execute the designed procedures in a distributed manner. By our scheme, each node uses the designed maintenance module to manage its neighbors. When multicasting, a node utilizes the designed multicasting module to compete for being a relay node by the proposed backoff mechanism. In addition, each node overhears its neighbors' broadcasts to avoid unnecessary transmissions and to ensure that the transmitted multicast packets are successfully received. Our results indicate that the proposed protocol can indeed lengthen network lifetime, reduce redundant packets, and preserve network reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398145
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2016
Event2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 3 Apr 20167 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Volume2016-September
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period3/04/167/04/16

Keywords

  • energy efficient
  • IoT
  • multicast
  • wireless sensor network
  • ZigBee

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    Hu, S. C., Tsai, C. H., Lu, Y. C., Pan, M. S., & Tseng, Y-C. (2016). An energy-efficient multicast protocol for ZigBee-based networks. In 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 [7565060] (IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC; Vol. 2016-September). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7565060