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ZigBee

Project Description

Recently we became interested in the ZigBee wireless protocol, which can be used to create a personal area network based on low-power digital radios. ZigBee is typically used in low data-rate applications that require long battery life and secure networking (based on 128-bit encryption). Because of its low power usage, ZigBee is becoming increasingly popular with home/building automation applications, medical data collection, industrial control applications, and wireless sensor networks. Our research topics include evaluating ZigBee network identification and enumeration, investigating the capabilities of several free open source ZigBee network stacks (ZBOSS, FreakZ, and Freakduino), and testing the security of a few of the commonly-used protocols that ride on top of ZigBee.

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