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Performance Analysis of ZigBee Protocol in the Large-Scale Network Topologies

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2018
Gürcan Çetin, Hüseyin Gürüler, Mehmet Osman Devrim, Sefa Tuncay

Gürcan Çetin, Hüseyin Gürüler, Mehmet Osman Devrim and Sefa Tuncay. Performance Analysis of ZigBee Protocol in the Large-Scale Network Topologies. International Journal of Computer Applications 181(8):11-15, August 2018. BibTeX

	author = {Gürcan Çetin and Hüseyin Gürüler and Mehmet Osman Devrim and Sefa Tuncay},
	title = {Performance Analysis of ZigBee Protocol in the Large-Scale Network Topologies},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2018},
	volume = {181},
	number = {8},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2018},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {11-15},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2018917611},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are self-configurable ad-hoc networks. To set up a seamlessly interoperable a WSN, a wireless sensor device technology called ZigBee is used. Moreover, ZigBee is an IEEE 802.15.4 based specification for a group of high-level communication protocols used to build area networks having both small range and wide range coverage. The design of the communication infrastructure and hardware components are crucial in the large-scale ZigBee networks in order to ensure communication efficiency in the real world applications. This study presents a performance analysis of a large-scale ZigBee networks for three different topologies comparatively. The performance of ZigBee devices has been analyzed in the network simulator OPNET in terms of total end-to-end delay, MAC throughput and MAC load.


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Large-scale WSN, performance analysis topologies, ZigBee