AbstractsComputer Science

ZigBee suitability for Wireless Sensor Networks in Logistic Telemetry Applications

by Kamran Javed

Institution: Högskolan i Halmstad
Year: 2006
Keywords: Wireless sensor network; ZigBee; Logistic telemetry applications; Computer Systems Technology; Datorsystemteknik; Technology; teknik
Record ID: 1352380
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There has been a quick development in the wireless network area during the last decade. Mostly these days the focus in the wireless area is on very high speed and long range applications. This thesis describes how ZigBee is suitable for wireless sensor networks in logistic telemetry applications for global managing and monitoring of goods. ZigBee has been developed by the organization named as ‘ZigBee Alliance’ as a new wireless standard for the wireless solutions based upon the IEEE 802.15.4 Standard [2]. ZigBee is a new technology as compared to the other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth, but it has certain characteristics such as low cost, low power, support for mesh networking e.t.c which makes its chances to be more successful than others. The other aim of this thesis is to examine different issues related to ZigBee to see its fitness for logistic telemetry applications like multi-hop routing issues, routing strategies and design requirements. ZigBee is relatively new wireless technology, so there are great deals of promises associated with it. In this thesis, a comparison between ZigBee and Bluetooth technologies will also be made.