Joint Channel Allocation and Routing for ZigBee/Wi-Fi Coexistent Networks


<p>With the widespread diffusion of Internet of Things (IoT), the number of applications using wireless sensor devices are increasing, and Quality of Service (QoS) required for these applications is diversifying. Thus, it becomes difficult to satisfy a variety of QoS with a single wireless system, and many kinds of wireless systems are working in the same domains; time, frequency, and place. This paper considers coexistence environments of ZigBee and Wi-Fi networks, which use the same frequency band channels, in the same place. In such coexistence environments,ZigBee devices suffer radio interference from Wi-Fi networks, which results in severe ZigBee packet losses because the transmission power of Wi-Fi is much higher than that of ZigBee. Many existing methods to avoid interference from Wi-Fi networks focus on only one of time, frequency, or space domain. However, such avoidance in one domain is insufficient particularly in near future IoT environments where more ZigBee devices and Wi-Fi stations transfer more amount of data. Therefore, in this paper, we propose joint channel allocation and routing in both frequency and space domains. Finally, we show the effectiveness of the proposed method by computer simulation.</p>



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