Title: An adaptive hybrid ARQ method for coexistence of ZigBee and WiFi

Authors: Quan Liu; Xiaorui Li; Zizhong Quan; Duzhong Zhang; Wenjun Xu

Addresses: School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China; Key Laboratory of Fibre Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China ' School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China; Key Laboratory of Fibre Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China ' School of Management, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China ' School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China; Key Laboratory of Fibre Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China ' School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China; Key Laboratory of Fibre Optic Sensing Technology and Information Processing, Ministry of Education, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China

Abstract: With the rapid development of modern communication technology, all kinds of radio technologies emerge endlessly. As different wireless networks share the same spectrum, coexistence of the heterogeneous networks becomes a challenging problem, especially the coexistence between ZigBee and WiFi. Much research has been done to solve this problem, and some coexistence methods have been proposed, such as the spectrum allocation, power control and so on. However, the proposed methods are either too complex to implement or need additional hardware cost. This paper proposes an easy and feasible method called AHA for ZigBee. The method modifies the current FEC coding method and additionally colligates energy sensing and adaptive retransmission. By implementing the method on ZigBee using USRP N210 devices, it is demonstrated that AHA effectively improves the communication performance of ZigBee under WiFi interference.

Keywords: heterogeneous networks; coexistence; ZigBee; WiFi; adaptive; forward error correction; FEC; universal software radio peripheral; USRP; communication performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2017.086535

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2017 Vol.10 No.4/5, pp.310 - 319

Available online: 18 Aug 2017 *

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