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A low-delay protocol for multihop wireless body area networks

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Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) form a new and interesting area in the world of remote health monitoring. An important concern in such networks is the communication between the sensors. This communication needs to be energy efficient and highly reliable while keeping delays low. Mobility also has to be supported as the nodes are positioned on different parts of the body that move with regard to each other. In this paper, we present a new cross-layer communication protocol for WBANs: CICADA or Cascading Information retrieval by Controlling Access with Distributed slot Assignment. The protocol sets up a network tree in a distributed manner. This tree structure is subsequently used to guarantee collision free access to the medium and to route data towards the sink. The paper analyzes CICADA and shows simulation results. The protocol offers low delay and good resilience to mobility. The energy usage is low as the nodes can sleep in slots where they are not transmitting or receiving.

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Latré, Benoît, Bart Braem, Ingrid Moerman, Chris Blondia, and Piet Demeester. 2007. “A Low-delay Protocol for Multihop Wireless Body Area Networks.” In 2nd International Workshop on Personalized Networks, 38–45.
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Latré, Benoît, Braem, B., Moerman, I., Blondia, C., & Demeester, P. (2007). A low-delay protocol for multihop wireless body area networks. 2nd International workshop on personalized networks (pp. 38–45). Presented at the 2nd International workshop on Personalized Networks.
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Latré B, Braem B, Moerman I, Blondia C, Demeester P. A low-delay protocol for multihop wireless body area networks. 2nd International workshop on personalized networks. 2007. p. 38–45.
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Latré, Benoît, Bart Braem, Ingrid Moerman, et al. “A Low-delay Protocol for Multihop Wireless Body Area Networks.” 2nd International Workshop on Personalized Networks. 2007. 38–45. Print.
@inproceedings{670739,
  abstract     = {Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) form a new and interesting area in the world of remote health monitoring. An important concern in such networks is the communication between the sensors. This communication needs to be energy efficient and highly reliable while keeping delays low. Mobility also has to be supported as the nodes are positioned on different parts of the body that move with regard to each other. In this paper, we present a new cross-layer communication protocol for WBANs: CICADA or Cascading Information retrieval by Controlling Access with Distributed slot Assignment. The protocol sets up a network tree in a distributed manner. This tree structure is subsequently used to guarantee collision free access to the medium and to route data towards the sink. The paper analyzes CICADA and shows simulation results. The protocol offers low delay and good resilience to mobility. The energy usage is low as the nodes can sleep in slots where they are not transmitting or receiving.},
  author       = {Latr{\'e}, Beno{\^i}t and Braem, Bart and Moerman, Ingrid and Blondia, Chris and Demeester, Piet},
  booktitle    = {2nd International workshop on personalized networks},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Philadelphia, PA, USA},
  pages        = {38--45},
  title        = {A low-delay protocol for multihop wireless body area networks},
  year         = {2007},
}