Performance analysis of ZigBee-based body sensor networks

Jin Soo Choi, Meng Chu Zhou

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Abstract

Recent advances in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) have facilitated the realization of pervasive health monitoring for both homecare and hospital environments. IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee sensor network support small power consumption and node expansion compared to other network standards for WSN. Body sensor networks (BSN) require a large number of sensors for sensing the medical information from human body, and low power consumption for monitoring a patient's status for long time. Unfortunately, ZigBee has limited bandwidth and hard to support real time data transmission because of the adoption of CSMA-CA as its medium access control (MAC) protocol. Depending on the varying traffic loads, there are different back-off times for packet transmission. This affects the data loss rate and latency for data packets generated by a network node. Proper configuration is important in the successful operation of a ZigBee network. This paper analyzes the effect of different back-off parameters on the performance of beaconless operation of ZegBee MAC protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
Pages2427-2433
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Oct 10 2010Oct 13 2010

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, SMC 2010
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period10/10/1010/13/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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