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A Simplified Protocol for Energy Self-Sufficient Sensors in an IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee WSN

Niestoruk, Lukasz; Schmid, Johannes; Boll, Hans Peter; Stork, Wilhelm; Mueller-Glaser, K.

For the application of wireless sensor network technology in an energy self-sufficient condition monitoring appliance, we propose a new hybrid network topology to combine the advantages of the ZigBee standard with the need for lowest power consumption when applying an energy harvesting solution for a subset of the sensor nodes. For a research project on a wireless condition monitoring system, we developed a prototype implementation of a partly energy self-sufficient wireless sensor network. We adapted the ZigBee network protocols so that the energy consumption of the self-sufficient nodes is reduced albeit a ZigBee conform communication with the rest of the network is still ensured. In this paper, the prototype system is presented and the problem when applying a full ZigBee stack is stated. We propose to shift parts of the network functionality from the end-devices to the (mains- or battery powered) routers and show actual measurement results and calculated values to indicate the improvements of this adapted hybrid topology.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2009
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-1-4244-3517-3
KITopen-ID: 1000019484
Erschienen in 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks, and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2009). Melbourne, Australia, 7 - 10 December 2009. Ed.: S. Marusic
Verlag IEEE, Piscataway (NJ)
Seiten 391 - 396
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