Research on ZigBee Wireless Meter Reading System in Opnet Simulator

  • Yinfang Wang
  • Shiwei Ma
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 324)


The paper aims to evaluate the performance of a ZigBee wireless meter reading system using Opnet. At first, a scheme of distributed meter reading system is proposed. In order to simulate the real system, an energy module special for CC2530 is added in Opnet. Then the necessary parameter configurations for it are considered. At last, the simulation environment of the proposed system is set up. According to the monitored global and local statistics, it comes to the conclusion that the scheme has the distinguishing characteristics of the smaller end-to-end delay, the few packet loss as well as lower energy consumption and can be well applied in the factual meter reading system.


Wireless meter reading system ZigBee Opnet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yinfang Wang
    • 1
  • Shiwei Ma
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechatronics Engineering & Automation, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Power Station Automation TechnologyShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

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