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A Novel Bitrate Adaptation Method for Heterogeneous Wireless Body Area Networks

Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(7), 1209; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8071209
Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 16 July 2018 / Accepted: 18 July 2018 / Published: 23 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Body Area Networks)
In the article, a novel bitrate adaptation method for data streams allocation in heterogeneous Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) is presented. The efficiency of the proposed algorithm was compared with other known algorithms of data stream allocation using computer simulation. A dedicated simulator has been developed using results of measurements in the real environment. The usage of the proposed adaptive data streams allocation method by transmission rate adaptation based on radio channel parameters can increase the efficiency of resources’ usage in a heterogeneous WBANs, in relation to fixed bitrates transmissions and the use of well-known algorithms. This increase of efficiency has been shown regardless of the mobile node placement on the human body. View Full-Text
Keywords: Wireless Body Area Networks; off-body communication; narrowband; ultra-wide band; data allocation; bitrate adaptation Wireless Body Area Networks; off-body communication; narrowband; ultra-wide band; data allocation; bitrate adaptation
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Cwalina, K.K.; Ambroziak, S.J.; Rajchowski, P.; Sadowski, J.; Stefanski, J. A Novel Bitrate Adaptation Method for Heterogeneous Wireless Body Area Networks. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1209.

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