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This letter proposes the enhanced hierarchical routing protocol (EHRP) for ZigBee Mesh Networks. The EHRP finds the shortest hierarchical path based on the ZigBee hierarchical addressing scheme. The EHRP provides efficient and reliable routing paths. In addition, the EHRP is completely compatible with ZigBee v.1.0 standard. Simulation results demonstrate(More)
The number of frequency channels specified for IEEE 802.15.4 low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs) does not suffice to operate a variety of collocated WPAN applications that the standard is targeting. To overcome this limit, we introduce virtual channel, a novel concept to increase the number of available channels by efficiently managing given(More)
The number of channels specified for IEEE 802.15.4 low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs) is too few to operate many applications of WPANs in the same area. To overcome this limit, we introduce virtual channel, a novel concept to increase the number of available channels when various WPAN applications coexist. A virtual channel is basically(More)
Two mechanisms are proposed to enhance throughput and energy efficiency of IEEE 802.15.4 CSMA-CA. The first one is an enhanced collision resolution (ECR) mechanism that adjusts the backoff exponent (BE) based on both consecutive clear channel assessment (CCA) busy results and a packet transmission. The second one is an enhanced backoff (EB) mechanism that(More)
In this paper, a heterogeneous home network is designed and implemented using power line communications and IEEE 802.15.4. This paper presents the need of the heterogeneous home network in which IEEE 802.15.4 compensates for limitations of PLC based home networks. The convergence sub-layer (Cs-layer) is designed and implemented to enable a heterogeneous(More)
In this paper, we propose a near-ultrasound chirp signal-based communication for the TV's 2nd screen services. While near-ultrasound (with under 20 kHz frequency) communication has been developed for various applications recently, none of the previous work provides a perfect solution for 2nd screen services between TVs and smart devices. This is due mainly(More)
XCP (extended control protocol) is an information oriented protocol which delivers information with high reliability according to the predefined rule. XCP network system can be implemented on top of several physical layer such as power line, IEEE 802.15.4 and so on. In this paper, a monitoring software that evaluates the reliability and performance of the(More)
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