ZigBee Communication Protocol
This chapter (Based on: (i) Levin MS (2011) Aggregation of composite solutions: strategies, models, examples. Electronic preprint, p 72, Nov. 29, 2011. http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.6983 [cs.SE] (ii) Levin MS, Andrushevich A, Kistler R, Klapproth A (2010) Combinatorial Evolution of ZigBee protocol. In: Proc. of IEEE Region 8 Int. Conf. SIBIRCON-2010, vol. 1, pp 204–208; with permission from IEEE.) addresses modular design, combinatorial evolution, and forecasting of ZigBee communication protocol for wireless sensor networks. Modular design (i.e., combinatorial synthesis) is based on hierarchical morphological design. Three generations of ZigBee protocol are examined, including analysis and assessment of changes between system generations, forming the set of change operations. The forecasting scheme involves three approaches (expert based procedure, knapsack problem, multiple choice problem). The obtained three forecasts are aggregated into a resultant solution. Realistic numerical example illustrate the design problems.