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Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.6 CSMA/CA-based CANet WBAN

Abstract : In the recent few years, Wireless Body Area networks (WBANs) showed what can be done remotely to greatly improve healthcare systems and facilitate the life to elderly. One of the recent ehealth projects is CANet which aims at embedding a WBAN into a cane to monitor elderly/patients. Our main goal in this paper is to evaluate the performances of the emerging standard IEEE 802.15.6 when applied on different sensors from CANet eHealth project. At this end, we defined a small scenario extracted from CANet, and we assigned IEEE 802.15.6 priorities to the selected cane sensors according to their inherent characteristics. We considered further the mandatory RAP period of IEEE 802.15.6 superframe under the beacon period with superframes mode since it supports both normal and urgent traffic. Our results showed that the contention access behavior of this considered model of simulation depends on several constraints (including the nature of the studied application and the traffic types and frequency). This would be necessarily taken into account to get the most advantage of all features offered by WBANs standard IEEE 802.15.6. Keywords—Medium Access Control (MAC), wireless body area networks (WBANs), E-health, CANet project, wireless sensor networks (WSN), IEEE 802.15.6.
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Hend Fourati, Hanen Idoudi, Thierry Val, Adrien van den Bossche, Leila Azzouz Saidane. Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.6 CSMA/CA-based CANet WBAN. 12th International Conference on computer Systems And Applications (AICCSA 2015), Nov 2015, Marrakech, Morocco. pp.1-7. ⟨hal-01327091⟩

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