UPnP-ZigBee internetworking architecture mirroring a multi-hop ZigBee network topology

Abstract

In this paper, we present a UPnP-ZigBee internetworking architecture. Different from traditional internetworking architectures which focus on integrating either wired networks or single-hop wireless networks into UPnP networks, integrating ZigBee with UPnP is more difficult because ZigBee nodes communicate over multi-hop wireless network, and further their short addresses can be changed due to mobility of ZigBee nodes. To cope with it, we combine UPnP-ZigBee gateway with ZigBee network topology monitoring functions. A UPnP-ZigBee gateway mirrors ZigBee network topology; therefore, it creates, terminates, and updates virtual UPnP proxies according to ZigBee topology changes. Thus, the proposed internetworking architecture dynamically and automatically integrates ZigBee devices into the UPnP network and provides seamless internetworking between a multi-hop ZigBee network and the UPnP network. We have demonstrated the proposed architecture by implementing both the UPnP-ZigBee gateway and network monitoring functions and integrating them together. By conducting experiments on physical testbed, we have shown that the proposed architecture provides dynamic integration and seamless internetworking. Index Terms —UPnP-ZigBee gateway, ZigBee network topology monitoring, multi-hop networks.

DOI: 10.1109/TCE.2009.5277989

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@article{Kim2009UPnPZigBeeIA, title={UPnP-ZigBee internetworking architecture mirroring a multi-hop ZigBee network topology}, author={Seong Hoon Kim and Jeong Seok Kang and Hong Seong Park and Daeyoung Kim and Young-Joo Kim}, journal={IEEE Trans. Consumer Electronics}, year={2009}, volume={55}, pages={1286-1294} }