Beacon-based opportunistic scheduling in wireless body area network

Zhou, Yang, Sheng, Zhengguo, Leung, Victor and Servati, Peyman (2016) Beacon-based opportunistic scheduling in wireless body area network. Published in: Conference proceedings of the IEEE 38th Annual International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; Florida, USA; 16-20 August 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISSN 1558-4615 ISBN 9781457702198

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Abstract

Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) are one of the key technologies that support the development of digital health care, which has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Compared with general Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), WBANs have more stringent requirements on reliability and energy efficiency. Though WBANs are applied within limited transmission range, the on-body channel condition can be very challenging because of blocking or absorbing of signal. In this paper, we are looking into the design of Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols and propose an opportunistic scheduling scheme by applying heuristic scheduling and dynamic superframe length adjustment to improve the system performance. The simulations have been supplemented to show the advantages of the proposed solutions in outage rate performance, compared with existing solutions.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Sensor Technology Research Centre
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication Including telegraphy, telephone, radio, radar, television > TK5103.2 Wireless communication systems
Depositing User: Zhengguo Sheng
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 17:16
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 12:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65763

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