O Estudo de Topologia Mesh em uma Rede ZigBee para Aplicações de Automação Residencial (A Study of the Mesh Topology in a ZigBee Network for Home Automation Applications)

Carlos Alexandre Gouvea da Silva (carlos.gouvea@ufpr.br)1, Edson Leonardo dos Santos (edson.santos@pr.senai.br)2, Allan Christian Krainski Ferrari (alanferrari87@yahoo.com.br)3, Horácio Tertuliano dos Santos Filho (tertulia@eletrica.ufpr.br)1

1Universidade Federal do Paraná
2Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial do Paraná
3Faculdade Educacional Araucária

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: May 2017
Volume: 15,   Issue: 5 
ISSN: 1548-0992

Technological advances allowed in recent years the development of numerous applications and systems that improve people's lives in various sectors, especially the home automation. Already the wireless communication has become dominant in the data transmission segment to allow greater adaptability and flexibility in access to multiple devices among users, and networks based on wireless protocols (IEEE 802.11) widely used. However other protocols such as ZigBee (IEEE 802.15.4) appear quite attractive relative to price, power consumption, and reduced implementation of electronic projects. This study aims to evaluate the performance of the mesh topology operating modes in a ZigBee network. Results showed that there is a performance difference between the operation modes of the mesh topology. In the residential environment were carried out communication tests between the ZigBee network devices, where the results were acceptable to the tested environment. Distances and response times between the ZigBee network devices were within the minimum quality requirements for the operation of home automation project.

Index Terms:
ZigBee, wireless communication, mesh topology, home automation   

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