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Yuliia Kovalova, Tetyana Babenko, Oleksandr Oksiiuk, Larysa Myrutenko


Wireless network finds application in communal facilities monitoring and management systems. One of the basic requirements for the construction of a wireless monitoring network with autonomous power supply is the guaranteed network lifetime. Up-to-date challenges in the field of wireless monitoring networks are creation of universal hardware platforms that allow for usage of widespread proprietary transceivers of different manufacturers aiming at creating network topologies raising energy efficiency and lifetime of WMN. The article describes a model of a wireless network allowing evaluation of its lifetime by energy parameters and dynamic reconfigurations induced by external influence. On the basis of the represented test results one may conclude that energy consumption is defined by the level of the application stack of the protocol ZigBeе and doesn’t depend on PHY and MAC layers of the protocol 802.15.4. Considering energy consumption of the data transmission process, potential increase in the lifetime of the devices and network as a whole is mostly controlled by the sizes of useful messages.


wireless monitoring networks; energy efficiency; network lifetime; ZigBee networks.

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