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Journal of Automation and Control. 2015, 3(3), 53-57
DOI: 10.12691/automation-3-3-2
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Experimental Testing of Wireless Sensors Network Functionality

Alena Galajdová1, and Dušan Šimšík1

1Department of Automation, Control and Human Machine Interactions, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Pub. Date: December 15, 2015

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Alena Galajdová and Dušan Šimšík. Experimental Testing of Wireless Sensors Network Functionality. Journal of Automation and Control. 2015; 3(3):53-57. doi: 10.12691/automation-3-3-2


Paper deals with wireless communication networks. Goal is to describe the most commonly used wireless protocols and test their reliability, range and coexistence with others wireless protocol, especially WiFi. The biggest problem in sensor networks using wireless networks PAN (e.g, IEEE 802.15.4 , ZigBee , ZWave ... ) is their range, especially in an urban area. In most cases it is very difficult to achieve distance stated by the manufacturer in the technical specification. XBee platform has been tested on common building where monitored variables are number of sent packets, number of received and lost packets and lost ratio for different distance from server and several time differences between sending messages from server.

wireless sensor network reliability XBee indoor testing

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