An implementation of battery-aware wireless sensor network using ZigBee for multimedia service

Heng Chih Huang, Yueh Min Huang, Jen Wen Ding

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To support multimedia service in WSN (wireless sensor network), there are two important design issues: how to make efficient use of network bandwidth and how to increase the life time of nodes. It is known that an industry standard for WSN - ZigBee has been recently finalized for TEXT data transmission. However, it has many problems as far as multimedia services (grabbing audio/video data) are concerned. In this paper, we first introduce ZigBee-based WSN, then discuss its problems in supporting multimedia services, and finally propose our reference design that can overcome these problems. The design proposed includes the aspects of sensor node's hardware and software architecture, network configuration and data transmission. In the end of this paper, we present our implementation of a WSN using a ZigBee device to validate the feasibility of our design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 Digest of Technical Papers - International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE '06
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept 18
EventInternational Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE '06 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 72006 Jan 11

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
ISSN (Print)0747-668X


OtherInternational Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE '06
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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