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SmartBAN Performance Evaluation for Diverse Applications

  • Rida KhanEmail author
  • Muhammad Mahtab Alam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 297)

Abstract

Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) envision the realization of several applications which involve the physiological monitoring and/or feedback generations according to the monitored vital signs. These applications range from telehealth or telemedicine to sports and entertainment. SmartBAN provides the physical (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer specifications for a simplified and efficient execution of these applications. This paper provides an overview of the existing WBAN use-cases and categorizes them according to their data rate requirements. The SmartBAN performance is thoroughly investigated for the implementation of these diverse applications. For performance evaluation, packet reception rate (PRR), aggregated throughput and latency are taken as the primary quality of service (QoS) criteria. We assume two different channel models, namely static CM3B (S-CM3B) and realistic CM3B (R-CM3B), and different options for the slot durations to further comprehend the results. The simulation results indicate that smaller slot duration performs better in terms of PRR and latency while longer slot durations are more effective to support high data rate application throughput requirements.

Keywords

Wireless body area network (WBAN) SmartBAN Data rate Packet reception rate (PRR) Throughput Latency 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of ElectronicsTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia

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