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Title: A touch and pair system for battery-free 802.15.4/ZigBee home automation networks
Authors : Condrau, D.
Zimmerman, L.
Gysel, M.
Wuerms, M.
Meli, Marcel
Conference details: 3rd European ZigBee Developer's Conference, Munich, June 30–July 1, 2009
Publisher / Ed. Institution : WEKA Fachmedien
Issue Date: 2009
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : RFID; Wireless; Batteryless; Pairing
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
Abstract: In this paper, 2 problems affecting the acceptance of wireless devices by a wider public are introduced, and possible solutions are suggested. The first obstacle is linked to the necessity of changing the batteries of autonomous wireless nodes after. Although this problem can be solved to a certain extent by using battery-less devices, the energy need of flexible protocols such as ZigBee increases the complexity of such a device autonomously joining a network (including association and binding). A solution based on RFID components that allow the transfer of pairing information using a “Touch and Pair” system is presented. It is shown that a consumer device such as an iPod/iPhone can be modified to serve as a user friendly pairing device. Using ultra low power components, battery-less switches sending ZigBee compatible frames are built. Key network parameters can be transferred from the iPod/iPhone to the switch or other endpoints and thus allow a fast and simple configuration of battery-less elements on the network.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2016
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