Performance Comparison of the IEEE 802.15.4 Standard (ZigBee) Topologies

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Söğüt E., Erdem O. A.

8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies (ICAT’19), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 26 - 30 August 2019, pp.315-319

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-319
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The ZigBee standard is one of the wireless network technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It offers several advantages over other communication standards in terms of features such as low power consumption, low battery consumption and short-range effectiveness. Various network simulations are used for inspecting and displaying wireless networks. The OPNET Modeler simulator is one of them. In this study, different ZigBee standard network topologies are evaluated using OPNET Modeler simulation tool. The performance of star, tree and mesh network topologies of ZigBee standards were compared according to the criteria of delay, load, throughput, end-to-end delay and numbers of hobs. According to the simulation results obtained, the star topology for the delay value, the tree for the load value, the tree for the yield value and the star topology for the end-to-end delay value gave the best results. When the number of hobs are considered, the lowest value belongs to the star topology.