Evaluation of MAC Protocols with Wake-up Radio for Implantable Body Sensor Networks

Vignesh Raja Karuppiah Ramachandran, B.J. van der Zwaag, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga

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Abstract

The use of wireless communication in implantable medical devices is growing rapidly due to an increasing demand for sophisticated health-care. Recently, a new type of sensor network called Implantable Body Sensor Network (IBSN) has emerged. IBSN is a network of implantable medical sensors and devices which can communicate with each other or to a base station using radio-frequency (RF) link. Wireless communication in IBSN must be extremely reliable and energy-efñcient in order to provide a long-term safe operability. The underlying MAC protocol in an RF communication is an important feature which directly affects reliability and energy-efficiency. To overeóme the high power demand of wireless communication in IBSN, the concept of wake-up radio was introduced. Some MAC protocols that can make use of wake-up radio have been proposed. This paper analyzes three of the existing MAC protocols with the wake-up feature that are suitable for IBSN, and emphasizes their strengths and weaknesses. Simulations show that performance of MAC protocols with wake-up radio varíes with different access mechanisms. Finally, we present an overview of MAC protocols with wake-up radio and discuss their practicality in implantable medical sensor networks.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia computer science
Volume40
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
  • IR-94629
  • METIS-309806
  • EWI-25546

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Evaluation of MAC Protocols with Wake-up Radio for Implantable Body Sensor Networks. / Karuppiah Ramachandran, Vignesh Raja; van der Zwaag, B.J.; Meratnia, Nirvana; Havinga, Paul J.M.

In: Procedia computer science, Vol. 40, 09.2014, p. 173-180.

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