—One of the topics of study and research that has
been most discussed in recent years, it refers to wireless sensor
networks (WSN), which are used in many fields such as
agronomy, army and tracking disaster, usually the
measurements are always performed outdoors. This article
presents a design of a wireless sensor network and identification
of key parameters in a closed environment, then a hybrid
hierarchical architecture between Zigbee and RFID
technologies is proposed.
The design was applied in the research building of the
District University “Francisco José de Caldas”, however, the
design can be applied to any building or closed room of the same
—RFID, RSSI, WSN, Zigbee.
The authors are with the District University Francisco José de Caldas,
Bogotá, Colombia (tel.: 3239300 ext. 1711, 1010, 1402; e-mail:
Cite: Roberto Ferro Escobar, Víctor Hugo Medina García, and Giovanny Tarazona Bermúdez, "Design and Testing of a Wireless Sensor Network Using RFID and Zigbee Indoors for Intelligent Buildings," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 368-373, 2015.