Addressing and Routing Method for Zigbee Network Expansion

Zigbee 기반 네트워크의 확장을 위한 어드레스 방식과 라우팅 방법

  • 최성철 (유비쿼터스 바이오 정보 기술 연구 센터) ;
  • 정우정 (유비쿼터스 바이오 정보 기술 연구 센터) ;
  • 김태호 (유비쿼터스 바이오 정보 기술 연구 센터) ;
  • 정규석 (유비쿼터스 바이오 정보 기술 연구 센터) ;
  • 김종헌 (유비쿼터스 바이오 정보 기술 연구 센터) ;
  • 이인성 (충북대학교 전자정보대학)
  • Published : 2009.07.28


Zigbee is a universal communication standard used in USN and is utilized in various applications. Zigbee protocol provides an address within a single PAN network, and at this time, it uses DAA. This is a method that divides a 16-bit address area into blocks with a fixed size according to the depth to assign one to each node. However, this method is limited because it has to assign addresses in 16 bits. As the depth increases, the number of nodes also increases exponentially to the maximal number of routers provided to each depth. Therefore, it is difficult to construct a huge network with numerous routers and large depth as in the places which are wide or have many shadow areas. Besides, since all the operations are performed in a single PAN network, it is hard to make several PANs into a single network. This article suggests new addressing and routing methods that can construct several PAN networks into a single network and combine broad area with less limitation in the number of routers and depth by extending the Zigbee-based network. Moreover, this paper has tested its performance and has verified its usability through substantive tests.


USN;WSN;Zigbee;Wireles Network


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