Wireless Mesh Networks in Intelligent Building Automation Control: A Survey
Wireless Mesh technology has emerged as a new technology for next-generation wireless networking to provide a wide variety of applications that cannot be supported directly by other wireless networks. With recent emergence of standards, wireless solutions are ready to be deployed in building automation networks. For both new structures and old, wireless networking is expected to improve existing applications and open up new ones. Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) deployed in building automation systems is still at an early stage of development; however, as more and more building functions and applications are controlled electronically and wirelessly, the use of WMNs will offer distinctive advantages in the field of commercial and residential buildings.