The research evaluated a type of widely used smart wireless sensor - ZigBee sensor. This article explained the significance of monitoring key indexes of merchandise (temperature, humidity, shock and vibration - g value) during its transportation, introduced methodologies and involved equipment of evaluating an existing ZigBee sensor, and shown the analysis methods as well as the conclusions and suggestions for future researches. All data presented in this article was originally captured in Dynamics lab and APC innovation Center of the Packaging Science Department at RIT and a local company warehouse. As result of my research, the testing ZigBee sensor was considered accurate only in temperature test. The effective broadcasting range has been proved larger than seventy meters with or without blocking materials. Maximum signal strength was captured at mid top of truck trailer, minimum signal strength was captured from mid bottom of truck trailer.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Wireless sensor nodes--Evaluation; Freight and freightage; Temperature measuring instruments--Evaluation
Department, Program, or Center
Packaging Science (CAST)
Carlos A. Diaz
Lei, Kai, "Evaluation and Assessment of ZigBee wireless Sensor" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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