A new priority-guaranteed MAC protocol for emerging body area networks

Yan Zhang, Guido Dolmans

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Abstract

In the newly emerging body area networks (BANs), substantial demands come from both medical applications and consumer electronics (CE) applications. Due to the heterogeneous service requirements, MAC protocol design becomes a new challenge for BANs. To address this problem, a priority-guaranteed MAC protocol is proposed in this paper. In this protocol, data and control channels are split to support collision-free high data rate communication. Application-specific control channels are adopted to provide priority guarantee to the life-critical medical applications. Furthermore, traffic-specific data channels are deployed to improve resource efficiency and latency performance. Monte Carlo simulations are carried out for performance evaluation. Simulation results demonstrate that significant improvements on throughput and energy efficiency are achieved with the priority-guaranteed MAC protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, ICWMC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages140-145
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769537504
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, (ICWMC 2009) - Cannes, La Bocca, France
Duration: 23 Aug 200929 Aug 2009

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications, (ICWMC 2009)
Abbreviated titleICWMC2009
CountryFrance
CityCannes, La Bocca
Period23/08/0929/08/09

Keywords

  • BAN
  • CE
  • Energy
  • IEEE 802.15.6
  • MAC
  • Medical
  • Throughput

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