The design of low rate Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) by IEEE 802.15.4 standard has been developed to support lower data rates and low power consuming application. Zigbee Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) works on the network and application layer in IEEE 802.15.4. Zigbee network can be configured in star, tree or mesh topology. The performance varies from topology to topology. The performance parameters such as network lifetime, energy consumption, throughput, delay in data delivery and sensor field coverage area varies depending on the network topology. In this paper, designing of hybrid topology by using two possible combinations such as star-tree and star-mesh is simulated to verify the communication reliability. This approach is to combine all the benefits of two network model. The parameters such as jitter, delay and throughput are measured for these scenarios. Further, MAC parameters impact such as beacon order (BO) and super frame order (SO) for low power consumption and high channel utilization, has been analysed for star, tree and mesh topology in beacon disable mode and beacon enable mode by varying CBR traffic loads.

J. Jaslin Deva Gifty, K. Sumathi
Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, India

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer, Beacon Order (BO), Super Frame Order (SO), Qualnet 5.0.2 Simulator
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ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 7 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication :
March 2016

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