Light-Weight History-Based Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks

Nesa Mouzehkesh Pirborj, Saman Shafigh, Tanveer Zia, Lihong Zheng

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Different MAC techniques in body area networks (BAN) are to make different tradeoffs to suit for the variety of situations that may be caused by the heterogeneous traffic behavior of the BANs. Previously, we proposed a dynamic delayed MAC scheme with a fuzzy technique to add a traffic adaptive quality to the existing IEEE 802.15.4 which addresses traffic diversity in BAN applications. In this paper we investigate reducing the complexity of our previous method by integrating it with a caching technique enabling the MAC algorithm to minimize the iterations of running the fuzzy engine. We examine the efficiency of the previously fuzzy-based MAC algorithm in terms of energy to be implemented on real SHIMMER sensor platforms by evaluating the reliability and battery lifetime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIST 2013
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE Digital Explore
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467352215
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Sensing Technology - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 03 Dec 201305 Dec 2013


ConferenceInternational Conference on Sensing Technology
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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