A Probabilistic Energy-aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks

Md Tanvir Ishtaique ul-Huque, Kumudu MUNASINGHE, Abbas Jamalipour

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Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is an intelligent wireless network of wearable computing devices, supporting a variety of personalized, advanced and integrated applications in the field of medical, fitness, sports, military and consumer electronics. In WBAN, network longevity is a major challenge due to the limitation in the availability of energy supply in those devices, where routing protocol plays a key role towards making such networks energy efficient. In this paper, we have proposed a probabilistic routing protocol for heterogeneous WBANs, dubbed as probabilistic energy-aware routing protocol (PER), which enables a selective utilization of relay node, in an energy effective manner, to prolong the network lifetime. The delivery predictability of PER is estimated based on the available energy, path loss and traffic congestion of a node. The comparative analysis of our simulation based results also show the prospective consistency of PER, in term of network longevity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2014-Fall, Proceedings
EditorsBehrouz Pourseyed
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479944491
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Sept 201417 Sept 2014
http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2014fall/ (Conference Link)

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NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleVTC Fall 2014
OtherVTC will bring together individuals from academia, industry and government to discuss and exchange ideas in the fields of mobile, wireless and vehicular technology as well as the applications and services associated with such technology. Features include world-class plenary speakers, panel sessions, tutorials, and both technical and application-based sessions
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