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ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network  (IoTBDS)
Lecturer(s): Ata Elahi

ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network


Ata Elahi
Southern Connecticut State University
United States
Brief Bio
Ata Elahi is a Professor of Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University, USA. Dr. Elahi received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1982. He is the author of the following books: Computer System: Digital Design, Fundamentals of Computer Architecture and ARM Assembly, Springer, 2018 ARM Assembly Language with Hardware Experiments", Springer, 2015 ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network, published by Prentice Hall, 2010 Data, Network & Internet Communications Technology, published by Thomson Learning 2006 Network Communication Technology published by Delmar Thomson learning 2001

Due to the fast-growing applications of IoT, the ZigBee Wireless Sensor is the most widely used technologies for IoT devices. ZigBee Technology can a be used in automation processing, chemical plants, refineries, Reading Meters (water, Gas, Electric) and commercial buildings as well as home automation. The wireless sensor and control networks are rapidly growing. Furthermore, according to the Forb Magazine report, the IoT market will be $265 billion industry by the year 2020. To accommodate this burgeoning technology, numerous standards are being developed for wireless sensor and control networking such as SP100.11 (Wireless Systems for Automation) by the Industrial Standard for Automation (ISA), Wireless HART (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) by the HART organization, IPv6 over Low Rate Wireless Personal Network (6LoWPAN) by IETF (the Internet Engineering Task Force), Thread Wireless Technology (Thread Group), LoRaWAN by LoRa alliance and ZigBee by the ZigBee alliance. The following is a list of the more common applications for wireless sensor and control networks.

1.       Commercial Building Automation
2.       Home automation
3.       Industrial and process automation
4.       Energy and utility automation
5.       Health Care
6.       Remote Control

Detailed Outline:

A. ZigBee Wireless Sensor

1. Wireless Sensor and Control Technologies

2. ZigBee Wireless Sensor and Control Network

3. ZigBee Protocol Architecture

4. IEEE 802.15.4 Physical Layer

5. IEEE 802.15.4 Medium Access Control (MAC) Layer

6. Network Layer

7. Application Support Sublayer (APS)

8. Application Layer

9. Security

10. Address Assignment and Routing

11. ZigBee Home Automation and Smart Energy Network

12. ZigBee RF4CE

Target Audience

The primary purpose of this tutorial is to provide a basic understanding on current wires sensor technologies such as ZigBee, it is intended for educators, researchers, system designers, embedded programmers, and anyone wishing to learn more about Wireless Sensor Technologies

Estimated length: 3 to 31/2 hours

Prerequisite:  Networking Knowledge

Delivery Method: Slides Presentation

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