Next Article in Journal
Adaptive Color Calibration Based One-Shot Structured Light System
Previous Article in Journal
Aircraft Aerodynamic Parameter Detection Using Micro Hot-Film Flow Sensor Array and BP Neural Network Identification
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10930-10946; doi:10.3390/s120810930

A Beacon Interval Shifting Scheme for Interference Mitigation in Body Area Networks

Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Korea
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 April 2012 / Revised: 22 May 2012 / Accepted: 3 August 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [372 KB, uploaded 21 June 2014]   |  

Abstract

This paper investigates the issue of interference avoidance in body area networks (BANs). IEEE 802.15 Task Group 6 presented several schemes to reduce such interference, but these schemes are still not proper solutions for BANs. We present a novel distributed TDMA-based beacon interval shifting scheme that reduces interference in the BANs. A design goal of the scheme is to avoid the wakeup period of each BAN coinciding with other networks by employing carrier sensing before a beacon transmission. We analyze the beacon interval shifting scheme and investigate the proper back-off length when the channel is busy. We compare the performance of the proposed scheme with the schemes presented in IEEE 802.15 Task Group 6 using an OMNeT++ simulation. The simulation results show that the proposed scheme has a lower packet loss, energy consumption, and delivery-latency than the schemes of IEEE 802.15 Task Group 6. View Full-Text
Keywords: beacon interval shifting; body area network; IEEE 802.15.6; interference mitigation beacon interval shifting; body area network; IEEE 802.15.6; interference mitigation
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Kim, S.; Kim, S.; Kim, J.-W.; Eom, D.-S. A Beacon Interval Shifting Scheme for Interference Mitigation in Body Area Networks. Sensors 2012, 12, 10930-10946.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Sensors EISSN 1424-8220 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top