Title

Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 for Use in Smart Home Medical Care

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

6-2009

Conference Name

Proceedings of 2009 ASEE Annual Conference

Conference Location

Austin, TX

Peer Review

Yes

Abstract

The IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standard has been identified as a potential candidate to be used in smart home medical care. This undergraduate research project evaluates the performance of IEEE 802.15.4 under interference from other wireless devices that operate in the same frequency band. Specifically, we focus on two very common wireless interfering systems in typical home environments: IEEE 802.11 WLANs and microwave ovens. The measurement results give a rough indication about the mutual interference of different systems and showcase the challenges of utilizing IEEE 802.15.4 for smart home medical applications.

Disciplines

Engineering

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

http://engr.ipfw.edu/~chen/pubs/ASEE09_wireless.pdf