Mobility

On-Demand Data Forwarding for Automatic Adaptation of Data Propagation in WBANs

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Executive Summary

Practical experience reveals the characteristic properties of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs), signifying the need for a well-designed communication protocol. High mobility, stringent resource constraints, and low and time-variant quality of wireless links are some of the challenging issues in WBANs. Typical applications further have varying Quality-of-Service requirements and demand reliable and fast data transmission at low energy cost. This paper proposes a simple, robust, and optimized protocol for data propagation in WBANs. A hybrid design approach is proposed that automatically adapts the network topology according to the connectivity status of the network.

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