Provided by: Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
According to urge in demand of Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN), there are many researches on WBAN based on standard IEEE 802.15.6. These researches focused on physical layer, Media Access Control (MAC) layer and network layer based on IEEE 802.15.6. Since network topology in the standard is defined as one hop star plus one, the previous research focused on one hop star topology and a multiple hopstechnic wasn't applied to WBAN. Based on network topology of WBAN, cluster-based meaning two hops technique is considered in this paper.