Effect of Distance and Antenna on Received Signal Strength in Wireless Sensor Network Using XbeeS2B Radios - A Case Study

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
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Volume-61 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : Lokesh Dhammi, PrabhdyalSingh ,R.K. Dhammi


MLA Style: Lokesh Dhammi, PrabhdyalSingh ,R.K. Dhammi "Effect of Distance and Antenna on Received Signal Strength in Wireless Sensor Network Using XbeeS2B Radios - A Case Study" International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology 61.1 (2018): 39-43.

APA Style: Lokesh Dhammi, PrabhdyalSingh ,R.K. Dhammi (2018). Effect of Distance and Antenna on Received Signal Strength in Wireless Sensor Network Using XbeeS2B Radios - A Case Study. International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, 61(1), 39-43.

Today, through the monitoring of agronomic variables, the wireless sensor networks are playing an increasingly important role in precision measurement. Among the emerging technologies used to develop prototypes related to wireless sensor network, we find the Arduino platform and XBee radio modules from the DIGI Company. However data collection and monitoring is possible without use of Arduino platform also. We can simply use Xbee radios and processing can be done with Java, which is cost effective and more flexible set up. For any effective and efficient result of measurement in wireless sensor network, it is necessary to study about the strength of received signal from a remote place.In this article, based on field tests, we conducted and studied comparative analysis of received strength signal intensity levels with reference to distance between Xbee S2B radios and presence/absence of antenna. Experiment was conducted for two XBee radios only, one as coordinator and another as router.

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XBee, wireless sensor network, received strength, signal intensity level