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Cooperative energy harvesting-adaptive MAC protocol for WBANs.

Esteves V, Antonopoulos A, Kartsakli E, Puig-Vidal M, Miribel-CatalĂ  P, Verikoukis C - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: In this paper, we introduce a cooperative medium access control (MAC) protocol, named cooperative energy harvesting (CEH)-MAC, that adapts its operation to the energy harvesting (EH) conditions in wireless body area networks (WBANs).In particular, the proposed protocol exploits the EH information in order to set an idle time that allows the relay nodes to charge their batteries and complete the cooperation phase successfully.Extensive simulations have shown that CEH-MAC significantly improves the network performance in terms of throughput, delay and energy efficiency compared to the cooperative operation of the baseline IEEE 802.15.6 standard.

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Affiliation: Department of Electronics, University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona 08028, Spain. volker.estevesfuentes.2013@ieee.org.

ABSTRACT
In this paper, we introduce a cooperative medium access control (MAC) protocol, named cooperative energy harvesting (CEH)-MAC, that adapts its operation to the energy harvesting (EH) conditions in wireless body area networks (WBANs). In particular, the proposed protocol exploits the EH information in order to set an idle time that allows the relay nodes to charge their batteries and complete the cooperation phase successfully. Extensive simulations have shown that CEH-MAC significantly improves the network performance in terms of throughput, delay and energy efficiency compared to the cooperative operation of the baseline IEEE 802.15.6 standard.

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Mentions: In continuation, we provide an example of the CEH-MAC operation (as depicted in Figure 3), considering n = 3 relays in the network. The key protocol steps are described next:


Cooperative energy harvesting-adaptive MAC protocol for WBANs.

Esteves V, Antonopoulos A, Kartsakli E, Puig-Vidal M, Miribel-CatalĂ  P, Verikoukis C - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

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f3-sensors-15-12635: Operational example.
Mentions: In continuation, we provide an example of the CEH-MAC operation (as depicted in Figure 3), considering n = 3 relays in the network. The key protocol steps are described next:

Bottom Line: In this paper, we introduce a cooperative medium access control (MAC) protocol, named cooperative energy harvesting (CEH)-MAC, that adapts its operation to the energy harvesting (EH) conditions in wireless body area networks (WBANs).In particular, the proposed protocol exploits the EH information in order to set an idle time that allows the relay nodes to charge their batteries and complete the cooperation phase successfully.Extensive simulations have shown that CEH-MAC significantly improves the network performance in terms of throughput, delay and energy efficiency compared to the cooperative operation of the baseline IEEE 802.15.6 standard.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Electronics, University of Barcelona (UB), Barcelona 08028, Spain. volker.estevesfuentes.2013@ieee.org.

ABSTRACT
In this paper, we introduce a cooperative medium access control (MAC) protocol, named cooperative energy harvesting (CEH)-MAC, that adapts its operation to the energy harvesting (EH) conditions in wireless body area networks (WBANs). In particular, the proposed protocol exploits the EH information in order to set an idle time that allows the relay nodes to charge their batteries and complete the cooperation phase successfully. Extensive simulations have shown that CEH-MAC significantly improves the network performance in terms of throughput, delay and energy efficiency compared to the cooperative operation of the baseline IEEE 802.15.6 standard.

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