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International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJCNIS Vol.9, No.7, Jul. 2017

Comparative Performance Analysis between nRF24L01+ and XBEE ZB Module Based Wireless Ad-hoc Networks

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Author(s)

Himadrinath Saha, Shashwata Mandal, Shinjan Mitra, Soham Banerjee, Urmi Saha

Index Terms

Ad hoc networks;Multi-hop networks;Network throughput;nRF24L01+;Wireless mesh networks;Zigbee

Abstract

Among the common wireless communication modules like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, XBee modules are embedded solutions providing wireless communication standard with self-healing mesh networks, which has longer range than Bluetooth and lower power consumption than Wi-Fi. An alternative to the XBee radio modules is nRF24L01+ radio modules which are cheap and powerful, highly integrated, ultra-low power (ULP) 2Mbps RF transceiver ICs for the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) band. In this paper, performances of nRF24L01+ modules have been analyzed and compared with that of XBee ZB modules in wireless ad-hoc networks. The performance metrics for the analytical study are - 1) Throughput measurement, 2) Mesh routing recovery time and 3) Power consumption. This work has revolved around an open source library released by the developer, tmrh20 which builds a complete TCP/IP suite on top of the nRF24L01+ modules.

Cite This Paper

Himadrinath Saha, Shashwata Mandal, Shinjan Mitra, Soham Banerjee, Urmi Saha,"Comparative Performance Analysis between nRF24L01+ and XBEE ZB Module Based Wireless Ad-hoc Networks", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.9, No.7, pp.36-44, 2017.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2017.07.05

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