Theoretical modelling IEEE 802.15.4 MAC protocol with retransmission for wireless personal area networks in medical and healthcare deployment

Zhang, Zhongwei and Zhou, Hong (2012) Theoretical modelling IEEE 802.15.4 MAC protocol with retransmission for wireless personal area networks in medical and healthcare deployment. In: 13th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD 2012), 8-10 Aug 2012, Kyoto, Japan.


Though, Wireless Sensor Networks have many successful
applications in military, smart building, habitat monitoring, etc. it just begun to show its superiority in the medical domain in recent years. Deployment of WSN in medical domain exert many more stringent requirements on the capability of sensing and in-networking processing, due to the nature of high accessibility and the privacy sensitive requirement of medical environment, the application of WSN such as Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) must be carefully examined before practical use. This paper considers the performance of WPANs under different scenarios, which are the WSNs deployed in the
medical and healthcare domains. It focuses on the behaviour
of sensor nodes while accessing the shared channels during
communicating each other. The channel access mechanism
described as the slotted CSMA with collision avoidance(CA) in the network compliant the IEEE 802.15.4 standard are often investigated by the Markov chain modelling technique used in many complex systems. The performance matrices provide many insights to the technical designers and service users of WPAN systems.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 IEEE. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2013 06:15
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: ehealthcare; privacy; sensors; WPAN
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/SNPD.2012.103

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