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Reliable Cross-Layer Protocol for Broadcast in Wireless Body Area Networks

Abstract : Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN) open an interdisciplinary area within Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) research, with a tremendous impact in healthcare area where sensors are used to monitor, collect and transmit biological parameters of the human body. We propose the first network-MAC cross-layer broadcast protocol in WBAN. Our protocol, evaluated in the OMNET++ simulator enriched with a realistic human body mobility and channel model issued from a recent research on biomedical and health informatics, outperforms existing flat broadcast strategies in terms of network coverage, sensors energy consumption and correct reception of FIFO-ordered packets. We investigate the resilience of both existing flat broadcast strategies and our new cross-layer protocol face to various transmission rates and human body mobility. Existing flat broadcast strategies, without exception, start to have a drastic drop of performance for transmission rates above 11 Kb/s while our cross-layer protocol maintains its good performance for transmission rates up to 190 Kb/s.
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Contributor : Maria Potop-Butucaru <>
Submitted on : Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 11:26:21 PM
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Wafa Badreddine, Maria Potop-Butucaru. Reliable Cross-Layer Protocol for Broadcast in Wireless Body Area Networks. ADHOC-NOW 2019 - 18th International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless, Oct 2019, Luxembourg, Luxembourg. pp.469-482, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-31831-4_32⟩. ⟨hal-02443137⟩

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