Comparative study of zigBee topologies for IoT-based lighting automation

Susan G. Varghese, Ciji Pearl Kurian, V. I. George, Anupriya John, Varsha Nayak, Anil Upadhyay

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ZigBee standard is the popular communication protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT) networks. An energy efficient WSN technology is a good choice for an IoT based lighting control technology. This article is a comparative analysis for finding the quality of service parameters provided by the different topologies of ZigBee for a wireless networked lighting control system. In order to estimate the energy consumption in ZigBee topologies for lighting automation, this work analyses the star, mesh, and tree topology-based WSN with two routing protocols Adhoc on-demand distance vector (AODV) and dynamic source routing (DSR). Lighting automation using wireless control networks with sensor-actuator nodes in a laboratory is considered as the test scenario. The applicability of ZigBee topologies for IoT-based lighting automation is discussed by the evaluation of performance parameters like average jitter, throughput, end-to-end delay, and energy model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalIET Wireless Sensor Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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