Z-CRS: A ZigBee Cluster Reformation Scheme for Connectivity Enhancement

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 164)

Abstract

Based on the IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee is designed for wireless sensor network and wildly used in many application areas. The tree routing protocol in ZigBee is simple and easy so that devices can participate using low resources. However, one of the problems is that nodes may be isolated due to constraints of configuration parameters when these nodes are randomly deployed. These nodes will lose connection and degrade the performance. The problem is discussed in some literatures but still has no optimal solution. In this paper, we propose a ZigBee Cluster Reformation Scheme (Z-CRS) to solve this problem. The scheme will improve the connectivity by choosing the best candidate isolated device to join. Thus, the join ratio can be increased and the network can be extended. The experimental results show that our scheme can reduce the isolated nodes more and the performance can surely be improved.

Keywords

ZigBee 802.15.4 Cluster reformation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information TechnologyNational Taitung UniversityTaitungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information TechnologyNational Dong Hwa UniversityHualienTaiwan

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