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Publication Citation: ZigBee-Wireless Mesh Networks for Building Automation and Control

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Author(s): Wenqi Guo; William M. Healy; Mengchu Zhou;
Title: ZigBee-Wireless Mesh Networks for Building Automation and Control
Published: April 12, 2010
Abstract: ZigBee is a wireless technology developed as an open global standard to address the unique needs of low-cost low-power wireless sensor networks. This standard takes full advantages of the IEEE 802.15.4 physical radio specification and operates in unlicensed bands worldwide at different frequencies. ZigBee-Wireless Mesh Networks (ZigBee-WMNs) are recognized as a cost-effective and flexible solution for building automation and control. They have the potential to unify the methods of data communication for sensors, actuators, appliances, and asset-tracking devices. They offer a means to build a reliable but affordable network backbone that supports battery-operated devices with a low data rate and a low duty cycle to facilitate building automation and control systems (BACs). This paper illustrates the possibilities and advantages of applying ZigBee-WMNs in BACs to benefit building occupants.
Conference: 2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control
Pages: pp. 731 - 736
Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: April 11-13, 2010
Keywords: wireless sensor networks; building automation; ZigBee
Research Areas: Telcommunications/Wireless
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