A new multicast routing algorithm for ZigBee networks

Bilge Kartal, Sokullu Radosveta, Tapio Suihko

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The paper discusses data broadcast algorithms for the 802.15.4 based ZigBee network standard and their applicability to creating sensor networks for medical data applications, focusing especially on transmitting data to multiple receivers (multicast concept). The multicast concept is not currently supported by ZigBee. Therefore, the focus is on introducing a multicast communication model and suggested a new algorithm based on ZigBee which is specifically optimized to support multiple sinks. Further on the paper describes experiences with developing M-Bee, a multicast routing algorithm platform, using the open Microchip’s ZigBee software stack
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventWinSys 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 28 Jul 200731 Jul 2007


ConferenceWinSys 2007


  • wireless medical sensor networks
  • ZigBee
  • multicast routing

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