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ZigBee-Wireless Mesh Networks for Building Automation and Control

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Author(s)

Wenqi Guo, William M. Healy, Mengchu Zhou

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.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control
Conference Dates
April 11-13, 2010
Conference Location
Chicago, IL, US
Conference Title
2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control

Keywords

wireless sensor networks, building automation, ZigBee

Citation

Guo, W. , Healy, W. and Zhou, M. (2010), ZigBee-Wireless Mesh Networks for Building Automation and Control, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing, and Control, Chicago, IL, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905069 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created April 11, 2010, Updated October 12, 2021