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A Regret Matching Strategy Framework for Inter-BAN Interference Mitigation



Vladimir Marbukh, Kamran Sayrafian, Martina Barbi, Mehdi Alasti


A Body Area Network (BAN) is a radio standard for wireless connectivity of wearable and implantable sensors located inside or in close proximity to the human body. Medical and some other applications impose stringent constraints on battery powered BAN reliability, quality of service, and power consumption. However, lack of coordination among multiple co-located BANs in the current BAN standard may cause unacceptable deterioration of BAN reliability and quality of service due to high levels of inter-BAN interference. Assuming Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), this paper proposes inter-BAN interference mitigation with regret matching based transmission scheduling algorithm. This scheduling algorithm uses pattern of past interference for implicit coordination between different BAN transmissions. Simulation results demonstrate potential benefits of the proposed scheduling algorithm for inter-BAN interference mitigation.
Conference Dates
May 27-30, 2014
Conference Location
Odessa, UA
Conference Title
International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking


Body area network, Interference mitigation, Regret matching scheduling


Marbukh, V. , Sayrafian, K. , Barbi, M. and Alasti, M. (2016), A Regret Matching Strategy Framework for Inter-BAN Interference Mitigation, International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking, Odessa, UA, [online],, (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created February 3, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021