• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 42, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

A Survey on Routing Techniques in ZigBee Wireless Networks in Contrast with Other Wireless Networks


Objectives: Nowadays wireless sensor networks are widely employed to improve business process models of industries, web service applications, defence sector, Internet of things, space exploration, etc. Mobile ad hoc networks and the sensor networks are the two major categories of wireless ad hoc network. In both types, there is no fixed topology and centralized management system. So there is in need of different conditions to design protocols for routing wireless ad hoc networks. Method: ZigBee is one of the renewed standard of wireless personal area network aimed to cost-effective, reliable, low-power consumption as well as products and applications are scalable. Routing among the nodes is one among the most important function in data communication networks. The standard called ZigBee will support a combination of tree routing and on-demand vector routing. Findings: The present study involves various routing techniques in ZigBee wireless networks in contrast with other wireless networks. Various tools were employed to compare and assess the routing protocols. The results of the study reveals shortcut tree routing have advantages of better throughput, best packet delivery ratio and a lower end to end delay. Application: Shortcut tree routing gives best routing path viable for the packets and also decreases tree link associated traffic load in a greater extent. Also provides recommendable routing performance to AODV reactive routing protocol.

Keywords: Mobile Ad Hoc Network, On-Demand Routing, Wireless Sensor Network, Tree Routing, ZigBee


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