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A group of wireless personal area network (WPAN) standards from the IEEE for low-power devices in both industrial and consumer applications. See WPAN and Internet of Things.

802.15.1 - Bluetooth
Working with the Bluetooth special interest group (SIG), the IEEE standardized the lower layers of the Bluetooth specification. Approved by the IEEE in 2002, 802.15.1 is fully compatible with Bluetooth 1.1. See Bluetooth.

802.15.2 - PAN/LAN Co-existence
Explores methods for interoperability between wireless PANs (WPANs) and wireless LANs (WLANs), as well as the capability of transmitting in the same geographic area without interference. See WPAN and wireless LAN.

802.15.3 - High Data Rate
A WPAN standard for data rates greater than 20 Mbps.

802.15.3a - Very High Data Rate - UWB
The Task Group was dissolved in 2006; however, the IEEE narrowed proposals into two, one of which was multiband OFDM (MB-OFDM), adopted by the WiMedia Alliance for UWB (see UWB).

802.15.4 - Low Data Rate
Devices in low-rate WPANs (LR-WPANs) run on batteries for years. Nodes can be configured as reduced function devices (RFDs), which communicate with full function devices (FFDs) only. FFDs can communicate with RFDs and FFDs. The 802.15.4 standard specifies only network layers 1 and 2 (see MAC layer), while examples of the higher-layer protocols are ZigBee, WirelessHART, Thread and MiWi. See 6LoWPAN.

802.15.5 - Mesh Networking
Enables mesh networking for 802.15.3 high data rate and 802.15.4 low data rate transmission. See mesh network.

802.15.6 - Body Area Networks
Supports transmission of low-power sensors for health care as well as entertainment. See BAN.
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Wireless mesh networks developed using the IEEE 802.15.4 standard fall nicely within this category, assuming that actuation is supported.
[9] IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks--Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LRWPANs), IEEE Std 802.15.4-2011 (Revision of IEEE Std 802.15.4-2006), (2011)1-314.
Type Applications Personal area network (PAN) Cable replacement for peripherals Local area network (LAN) Wireless extension of wired network Metropolitan area network (MAN) Wireless internetwork connectivity Wide area network (WAN) Wireless network access Type Range Personal area network (PAN) Within reach of a person Local area network (LAN) Within a building or campus Metropolitan area network (MAN) Within a city Wide area network (WAN) Worldwide Type Standards Personal area network (PAN) Bluetooth, ZigBee, NFC IEEE 802.15 Local area network (LAN) IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) Metropolitan area network (MAN) IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX) Wide area network (WAN) Cellular (UMTS, LTE, etc.) TABLE 2: Summery of related work on VANET security.
The proposed system classifies sensing devices with irregular energy consumption as malicious attackers, compared with energy consumption models built for communications in a 6LoWPAN network, for both mesh-under and route-over IEEE 802.15.4 communications.
For this reason it was chosen as an efficient candidate for IEEE 802.15.3a channel [3].
High-data rate applications include the streaming of ultrahigh definition video and virtual and augmented reality (e.g., [1, 2]); the use of 60 GHz for these applications is now relatively well-established, with IEEE standards (e.g., 802.15.3c, 802.11ad [3]) well-suited for this aspect of 5G services and networks.
The leading communication technologies used in the IoT world are IEEE 802.15.4, low power WiFi, 6LoWPAN, RFID, NFC, Sigfox, LoraWAN, and other proprietary protocols for wireless networks.
Harada, "Design considerations of IEEE 802.15.4m low-rate WPAN in TV white space," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol.
The decision to work with Wi-Fi (802.11) was taken after comparing it with Personal Area Network (PAN) technologies (802.15) and WiMAX (802.16).
ZigBee (named after the waggle dance of honey bees) is the technical specification of a set of high-level protocols that follow the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standard.
These product families are intended for use in the 2.4GHz spectrum for 802.15.4 ZigBee/Thread, RF4CE, 6LoPAN, ANT and proprietary ISM modulations, while also supporting linear modulations such as Bluetooth[R] Low Energy (BLE), 802.15.4g Smart Utility Network (SUN), and low power Wi-Fi.