ESR: Energy aware and Stable Routing protocol for WBAN networks

Omar Smail 1, * Adda Kerrar 1 Youssef Zetili 1 Bernard Cousin 2, 3
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3 ADOPNET - Advanced technologies for operated networks
IRISA-D2 - RÉSEAUX, TÉLÉCOMMUNICATION ET SERVICES, Télécom Bretagne, UR1 - Université de Rennes 1
Abstract : Wireless body area network (WBAN) calls for a next generation in wireless networks. This new generation is designed to operate autonomously, to connect various medical sensors and appliances located on or inside a human body. Mobile WBANs have been designed, offering numerous practical and innovative services so that health care and quality of life can be improved. Thus, the equipment used in WBAN is usually mobile and autonomous which imposes high constraint on energy. That is, the energy efficiency must be taken into account as one of the objectives of the routing protocol designed for this type of network. Although mobile nodes may cause link breaks, most of studies ignore the link stability. In this paper, we propose a stable, reliable, energy efficient routing protocol for mobile Wireless Body Area Networks. It preserves the residual energy of nodes with an increase network lifetime. To achieve this goal, we use an objective model to select energy-efficient paths with stable links. Simulation results demonstrate that our protocol improves the state of the art in terms of energy consumption and routing overhead.
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Omar Smail, Adda Kerrar, Youssef Zetili, Bernard Cousin. ESR: Energy aware and Stable Routing protocol for WBAN networks. 12th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2016), Sep 2016, Paphos, Cyprus. ⟨10.1109/IWCMC.2016.7577100⟩. ⟨hal-01321647⟩

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