A channel diversity path metric for dual channel Wireless Body Area networks

Sobia Omer*, Rein Vesilo

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Abstract

Wireless Body Area networks (WBANs) are a subset of wireless sensor networks that interconnect miniaturized nodes with sensor or actuator capabilities in, on, or around a human body. WBANs can operate over a number of different frequency bands such as MICS (Medical Implant Communications system), 2.4 GHz ISM (Industrial Scientific and Medical), UWB (Ultra-Wideband), and HBC (Human Body Communications) bands. Use for dual bands can improve connectivity, throughput and reliability. In this paper we proposed a metric called Weighed Multichannel Hop Count (WMHC) to provide better channel diversity and reduced in interference for inclusion in a multi-channel extension to the Ad Hoc on Demand Distance Vector (AODV) routing protocol for use in WBANs. We used the Castalia simulator to evaluate the metric. We showed that WMHC is a simple method of reducing interference and improving throughput.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009190
ISBN (Print)9781509009206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2016 - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 7 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

Other

Other26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, ITNAC 2016
CountryNew Zealand
CityDunedin
Period7/12/169/12/16

Keywords

  • Wireless Body Area Network
  • Routing
  • Multi-channel
  • AODV
  • Channel diversity
  • Interference
  • Castalia

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    Omer, S., & Vesilo, R. (2016). A channel diversity path metric for dual channel Wireless Body Area networks. In 2016 26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC): proceedings (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/ATNAC.2016.7878778