Analysis of Network Architectures for Zigbee Sensor Clusters

Conference: networks 2006 - 12th International Telecommunications Network Strategy and Planning - Symposium
11/06/2006 - 11/09/2006 at New Delhi, India

Proceedings: networks 2006

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ameer, P. M.; Kumar, Anurag; Manjunath, D. (ECE Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India)
Boyina, Ramakrishna (Honeywell Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India)

We provide a comparative performance analysis of network architectures for beacon enabled Zigbee sensor clusters using the CSMA/CA MAC defined in the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, and organised as (i) a star topology, and (ii) a two-hop topology. We provide analytical models for obtaining performance measures such as mean network delay, and mean node lifetime. We find that the star topology is substantially superior both in delay performance and lifetime performance than the two-hop topology.