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Designing 2-Hop Interference Aware Energy Efficient Routing (HIER) Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks

  • Moumita Roy
  • Chandreyee ChowdhuryEmail author
  • Nauman Aslam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10340)

Abstract

With the evolution of wireless communication and advent of low power, miniaturized, intelligent computing devices, sensor network technology initiates the era of Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) for medical applications. This new trend of healthcare empowers continuous supervision of vital physiological parameters under free living conditions. However, the potency of WBAN applications are subject to reliable data delivery. Inherent challenges of WBAN such as scarce energy resource, varying link quality, propensity of tissue damage necessitate optimal routing strategy to combat with hostilities. In addition, coexistence of multiple WBANs within proximity results in severe degradation of throughput as well. In this paper, a cost-based energy efficient routing protocol has been designed which ensures satisfactory performance without fostering thermal effect and adapts itself in adverse situations like intra BAN as well as inter BAN interference. The performance of the proposed algorithm is analyzed through comprehensive simulations. The protocol is analyzed for different mobility models signifying relative body movement due to posture change. The simulation results demonstrate that our proposed protocol out performs other protocols with respect to energy efficiency while maintaining a stable packet delivery ratio under interference.

Keywords

WBAN Routing Intra BAN interference Inter BAN interference 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moumita Roy
    • 1
  • Chandreyee Chowdhury
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nauman Aslam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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