Integration of VSAT with WiMAX technology for E-health in Chinese rural areas

Su, Ying and Soar, Jeffrey (2010) Integration of VSAT with WiMAX technology for E-health in Chinese rural areas. In: 3CA 2010: International Symposium on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation , 5-7 May 2010, Tainan, Taiwan.

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In this paper we investigate the application of IEEE 802.16-based broadband wireless access (BWA) technology to e-health system for rural areas. A qualitative comparison between third-generation wireless systems and the WiMAX technology is given. A survey on telemedicine services using traditional wireless systems is presented. The advantages of using WiMAX technology over traditional wireless systems, as well as the integration of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) with WiMAX technology are discussed. To this end, we present a bandwidth allocation and admission control algorithm for WiMAX-based BWA designed specifically for wireless e-health services. The performance evaluation for utilization of the the resource allocation is obtained by simulations.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 05:54
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 22:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: admission control algorithms; bandwidth allocations; broadband wireless accesss; E-health; IEEE 802.16; performance evaluation; telemedicine; WiMAX technology; wireless systems
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
10 Technology > 1006 Computer Hardware > 100605 Performance Evaluation; Testing and Simulation of Reliability
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/3CA.2010.5533764

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