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Publication Citation: Performance Measurements and Analysis of Low Data Rate Wireless Communication Under Interference Sources in Buildings

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Author(s): Wenqi Guo; William M. Healy; Mengchu Zhou;
Title: Performance Measurements and Analysis of Low Data Rate Wireless Communication Under Interference Sources in Buildings
Published: October 13, 2010
Abstract: Interference from collocated networks operating over the same frequency range becomes an increasingly severe problem as the number of networks overlapping geographically increases within commercial and residential buildings. This paper aims to highlight the issues affecting co-existence of IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) systems in the presence of interference. ZigBee uses the IEEE 802.15.4 PHY and MAC layer standards to handle devices. The practical performance of ZigBee systems are established with reference to supporting empirical and simulated data. Our experiments show that, among different interferers, interference from microwave ovens is indeed a major problem. Guidelines are provided for installing sensors inside buildings.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
Pages: pp. 2473 - 2478
Location: Istanbul, -1
Dates: October 10-13, 2010
Keywords: wireless sensor; buildings; interference
Research Areas: Sensors, Wireless, Building Automation and Control
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