Title
Design of energy efficient topologies for wireless on-body channel Design of energy efficient topologies for wireless on-body channel
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
bookPart
Publication
S.l. :IEEE Computer Society, [*]
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (book)
17th European Wireless Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2011
ISBN - Hoofdstuk
978-3-8007-3343-9
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Advanced applications in the area of remote health monitoring can be realized by Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). This paper investigates the physical propagation channel at 2.45 GHz near real humans and presents an application for cross-layer design in order to optimize the energy consumption of single-hop and multi-hop network topologies. The characterization of the physical layer is an important element in the development of a WBAN. Propagation measurements are performed on real humans in a multipath environment and propagation models are proposed. As a cross-layer application, the proposed path loss models are used to evaluate the energy efficiency of different network topologies. The paper investigates which topology is the most energy efficient in WBANs: single-hop or multi-hop communication.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/3ba779/3d617b68.pdf
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