ZigBee is an emerging standard specifically designed for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) with a focus on enabling the wireless sensor networks (WSNs). It attempts to provide a low-data rate, low-power, and low-cost wireless networking on the device-level communication. In this paper, we have established a realistic indoor environment for the performance evaluation of a 51-node ZigBee wireless network. Several sets of practical experiments have been conducted to study its various features, including the (1) node connectivity, (2) packet loss rate, and (3) transmission throughput. The results show that our developed ZigBee platforms could work well under multihop transmission over an extended period of time.
Lee, J. S., & Wang, Y. M. (2013). Experimental Evaluation of ZigBee-Based Wireless Networks in Indoor Environments. Journal of Engineering (United Kingdom), 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/286367