Logical position exchange algorithm for efficient management in ZigBee tree networks

Saeyoung Ahn, Sunshin An

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Currently, there are various routing methods that consider the energy in a wireless sensor environment. The algorithm we consider is a low-rate wireless personal area network, viz., 802.15.4, and ZigBee routing network. Considering, the overall organization of the network energy efficiency, we suggest a logical position exchange (LPE) algorithm between specified nodes. Logical positioning means connecting high sub-networks and low sub-networks based on the neighbor nodes information of the address ID, and depth in the ZigBee tree topology network. When one of the nodes of the tree topology network, which is responsible for connecting multiple low sub-networks and high sub-networks, has difficulty performing its important roles in the network, because of energy exhaustion, it exchanges essential information and entrusts logical positioning to another node that is capable of it. A partial change in the logical topology enhances the energy efficiency in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3526-3529
Number of pages4
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


  • Energy efficiency
  • Logical position exchange
  • Wireless sensor network
  • ZigBee tree topology network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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