Energy-aware peering routing protocol for indoor hospital body area network communication

Zahoor Khan, Nauman Aslam, Shyamala Sivakumar, William Phillips

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The recent research in Body Area Networks (BAN) is focused on making its communication more reliable, energy efficient, secure, and to better utilize system resources. In this paper we propose a novel BAN network architecture for indoor hospital environments, and a new mechanism of peer discovery with routing table construction that helps to reduce network traffic load, energy consumption, and improves BAN reliability. We have performed extensive simulations in the Castalia simulation environment to show that our proposed protocol has better performance in terms of reduced BAN traffic load, increased number of successful packets received by nodes, reduced number of packets forwarded by intermediate nodes, and overall lower energy consumption compared to other protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-196
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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