A Lifetime Maximization Relay Selection Scheme in Wireless Body Area Networks
AbstractNetwork Lifetime is one of the most important metrics in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs). In this paper, a relay selection scheme is proposed under the topology constrains specified in the IEEE 802.15.6 standard to maximize the lifetime of WBANs through formulating and solving an optimization problem where relay selection of each node acts as optimization variable. Considering the diversity of the sensor nodes in WBANs, the optimization problem takes not only energy consumption rate but also energy difference among sensor nodes into account to improve the network lifetime performance. Since it is Non-deterministic Polynomial-hard (NP-hard) and intractable, a heuristic solution is then designed to rapidly address the optimization. The simulation results indicate that the proposed relay selection scheme has better performance in network lifetime compared with existing algorithms and that the heuristic solution has low time complexity with only a negligible performance degradation gap from optimal value. Furthermore, we also conduct simulations based on a general WBAN model to comprehensively illustrate the advantages of the proposed algorithm. At the end of the evaluation, we validate the feasibility of our proposed scheme via an implementation discussion. View Full-Text
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Zhang, Y.; Zhang, B.; Zhang, S. A Lifetime Maximization Relay Selection Scheme in Wireless Body Area Networks. Sensors 2017, 17, 1267.
Zhang Y, Zhang B, Zhang S. A Lifetime Maximization Relay Selection Scheme in Wireless Body Area Networks. Sensors. 2017; 17(6):1267.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Yu; Zhang, Bing; Zhang, Shi. 2017. "A Lifetime Maximization Relay Selection Scheme in Wireless Body Area Networks." Sensors 17, no. 6: 1267.
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