A dual channel routing protocol based on energy and link quality indicator in 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 offer number of routing protocols i.e., CICADA etc., but inefficient usage of network resources may lead to premature network failure. To increase energy efficiency, reliability and network load balancing, this paper presents a dual channel routing protocol called DCHREL (Dual Channel Routing Protocol based on Remaining Energy and Link Quality Indicator) that uses lexical routing techniques to select routes on the basis of hop count, end-to-end link quality and path remaining energy where the priority of these metrics is applied in decreasing order. The simulation results showed that DCHREL reduces not only energy consumption but achieves more uniform energy usage between nodes resulting in longer network lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059324
ISBN (Print)9781509059331
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event85th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2017 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Jun 20177 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference85th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2017
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period4/06/177/06/17

Keywords

  • Wireless Body Area Network
  • Lexical Routing
  • Multi-channel
  • Energy Efficiency, Link Quality, AODV
  • Castalia

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    Omer, S., & Vesilo, R. (2017). A dual channel routing protocol based on energy and link quality indicator in wireless body area networks. In 2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring): proceedings (pp. 1-6). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCSpring.2017.8108495