An Investigation of a Theoretical Zigbee-Based Border Crossing System

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dc.contributor.advisor El-Darieby, Mohamed Seguin, Robert James 2012-11-13T20:40:41Z 2012-11-13T20:40:41Z 2012-06
dc.description A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Applied Science in Software Systems Engineering, University of Regina. xvi, 149 l. : ill. en_US
dc.description.abstract Excessive delays at border crossings threaten the mobility of people and trading of goods. The management of transportation infrastructure generally requires continuous and real-time monitoring, formulation, and dissemination of information and guidance to motorists and other parties. This thesis proposes and studies a theoretical border crossing system utilizing ZigBee-based wireless networks. ZigBee (IEEE Standard 802.15.4) is a low data rate, low power, wireless communication protocol that enables the spontaneous formation of ad hoc wireless networks. In this system, trucks traversing border crossings are equipped with ZigBee-based systems, which can send different types of information including, for example, (bio-)chemical hazards and other security concerns, as well as other information related to the truck, its shipping company, and its trip traveled to border crossing authorities. The ZigBee network follows a star topology where communication only occurs between trucks and the border crossing authority, which controls the network. Via a plethora of simulations using the OMNeT++ framework, the limits and performance of ZigBee, the system, and their applicability and scalability are examined, including how to maximize data throughput while minimizing power usage, allowing devices to have an exceptionally long battery life. Longer battery life results in cost-effective deployment of this proposed system while still supplying sufficient data throughput. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Border crossing
dc.subject.lcsh Trucking--Communication systems
dc.subject.lcsh Trucking--Security measures
dc.subject.lcsh Freight and freightage--Communication systems
dc.subject.lcsh Shipment of goods--Communication systems
dc.subject.lcsh Chokepoints (Shipping)--Communication systems
dc.subject.lcsh Ports of entry--Communication systems
dc.subject.lcsh Ports of entry--Security measures
dc.subject.lcsh Wireless communication systems
dc.title An Investigation of a Theoretical Zigbee-Based Border Crossing System en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.authorstatus Student en
dc.description.peerreview yes en Master of Applied Science (MASc) en_US Master's en Engineering - Software Systems en_US University of Regina en Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Gelowtiz, Craig
dc.contributor.committeemember Shirif, Ezeddin
dc.contributor.externalexaminer Mehrandezh, Mehran
dc.identifier.tcnumber TC-SRU-3636

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