Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 receiver in the presence of broadband impulsive noise

Shahzad Ahmed Bhatti, Ian Glover

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A physical layer simulation of an IEEE 802.15.4TM transceiver is developed in accordance with the specifications detailed in the IEEE standard. The simulator is validated by comparing the bit-error-ratio (BER) versus signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) curve found from simulation with that expected from theory. A broadband non-Gaussian impulsive noise model described by a symmetric α-stable (SαS) distribution is designed and used to assess robustness of the IEEE 802.15.4 receiver to impulsive noise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Standards Education e-Magzine (3rd Quarter 2012)
Subtitle of host publicationCommunications & Networking Standards
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2012


  • IEEE standards
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • physical layer simulations
  • impulsive noise
  • Zigbee

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