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Interference Mitigation Using Adaptive Schemes in Body Area Networks

Published

Author(s)

Wen-Bin Yang, Kamran Sayrafian

Abstract

Considering the medical nature of the information carried in Body Area Networks (BAN), interference from coexisting wireless networks or even other nearby BANs could create serious problems on their operational reliability. As practical implementation of power control mechanisms could be very challenging, link adaptation schemes can be an efficient alternative to preserve link quality while allowing more number of nodes to operate simultaneously. This paper proposes several interference mitigation schemes such as adaptive modulation as well as adaptive data rate and duty cycle for body area networks. Interference Mitigation Factor (IMF) is introduced as a measure to quantify the effectiveness of the proposed schemes. These schemes are relatively simple and well-suited for low power nodes in body area networks that might be operating in environments with high level of interference.
Citation
International Journal of Wireless Information Networks
Volume
19

Keywords

Body area networks, Link adaption, Interference mitigation, Adaptive modulation

Citation

Yang, W. and Sayrafian, K. (2012), Interference Mitigation Using Adaptive Schemes in Body Area Networks, International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, [online], https://doi.org/10.1007/s10776-012-0192-2 (Accessed February 22, 2024)
Created September 30, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018