Publication detail

Measurement of lowPAN Network Coexistence with Home Microwave Appliances in Laboratory and Home Environments

ŠIMEK, M. FUCHS, M. MRÁZ, Ľ. MORÁVEK, P. BOTTA, M.

Original Title

Measurement of lowPAN Network Coexistence with Home Microwave Appliances in Laboratory and Home Environments

English Title

Measurement of lowPAN Network Coexistence with Home Microwave Appliances in Laboratory and Home Environments

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Due to a low installation cost of communication infrastructure, Low Power Wireless Area Networks (lowPAN) presents an efficient solution for home and building automation. The lowPANs operate in a microwave radio band that is often shared by several home appliances. Laptops, wireless routers, cordless phones and microwave ovens occupy the 2.4 GHz band without any channel allocation and thus interoperability with the lowPAN systems presents a significant challenge. Therefore, we have performed several laboratory experiments to study the coexistence of lowPAN devices with WiFi equipped laptop, WiFi router and microwave oven. The performance evaluation was based on a measurement of Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) metric. Results shows that presence of the home appliances in the lowPAN environment significantly affects the lowPAN communication efficiency. Furthermore, we have deployed Zigbee based wireless network in the home environment to study the communication performance in area perturbed by common home radio interferences and obstacles. The lessons learned from network deployment are also presented within the paper.

English abstract

Due to a low installation cost of communication infrastructure, Low Power Wireless Area Networks (lowPAN) presents an efficient solution for home and building automation. The lowPANs operate in a microwave radio band that is often shared by several home appliances. Laptops, wireless routers, cordless phones and microwave ovens occupy the 2.4 GHz band without any channel allocation and thus interoperability with the lowPAN systems presents a significant challenge. Therefore, we have performed several laboratory experiments to study the coexistence of lowPAN devices with WiFi equipped laptop, WiFi router and microwave oven. The performance evaluation was based on a measurement of Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) metric. Results shows that presence of the home appliances in the lowPAN environment significantly affects the lowPAN communication efficiency. Furthermore, we have deployed Zigbee based wireless network in the home environment to study the communication performance in area perturbed by common home radio interferences and obstacles. The lessons learned from network deployment are also presented within the paper.

Keywords

coexistence, lowPAN, Zigbee network, WiFi, microwave, packet delivery ratio, measurement, acknowledgment

RIV year

2011

Released

23.10.2011

ISBN

978-0-7695-4532-5

Book

BWCCA 2011

Pages from

211

Pages to

219

Pages count

9

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT72977,
  author="Milan {Šimek} and Michal {Fuchs} and Ľubomír {Mráz} and Patrik {Morávek} and Miroslav {Botta}",
  title="Measurement of lowPAN Network Coexistence with Home Microwave Appliances in Laboratory and Home Environments",
  annote="Due to a low installation cost of communication infrastructure, Low Power Wireless Area Networks (lowPAN) presents an efficient solution for home and building automation. The lowPANs operate in a microwave radio band that is often shared by several home appliances. Laptops, wireless routers, cordless phones and microwave ovens occupy the 2.4 GHz band without any channel allocation and thus interoperability with the lowPAN systems presents a significant challenge. Therefore, we have performed several laboratory experiments to study the coexistence of lowPAN devices with WiFi equipped laptop, WiFi router and microwave oven. The performance evaluation was based on a measurement of Packet Delivery Ratio (PDR) metric. Results shows that presence of the home appliances  in the lowPAN environment significantly affects the lowPAN communication efficiency. Furthermore, we have deployed Zigbee based wireless network in the home environment to study the communication performance in area perturbed by common home radio interferences and obstacles. The lessons learned from network deployment are also presented within the paper.",
  booktitle="BWCCA 2011",
  chapter="72977",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2011",
  month="october",
  pages="211--219",
  type="conference paper"
}