Ad-hoc association of pre-determined ZigBee devices

Patrick Seeling, Justin B. Starren

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Abstract

In pervasive sensor networks with high densities, similar networks might overlap, resulting in different coordinators for end devices to associate with. This can result in several problems, especially for home monitoring and hospital scenarios, where easy, fast, and accurate association of pre-determined devices is needed. Due to the rapidly changing environments in these scenarios, however, association schemes are required that allow ad-hoc associations of pre-determined devices in this context. In this paper, we describe the problems for this particular scenario with respect to the current standard methods of association and present multiple solutions to alleviate the problems encountered. We additionally present a generalized process flow for combining the different solutions into a single solution that can be implemented for future sensing and coordinating nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationNetworking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009 - Toronto,ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 13 2009Jul 16 2009

Publication series

Name2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009

Conference

Conference2009 6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2009
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityToronto,ON
Period07/13/0907/16/09

Keywords

  • Home monitoring
  • IEEE802.15.4
  • Sensor networks
  • ZigBee

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