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Theoretical Analysis and Modeling of Link Adaptation Schemes in Body Area Networks



Wen-Bin Yang, Kamran Sayrafian


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 provides theoretical analysis and Markov chain modeling of interference mitigation schemes such as adaptive modulation and adaptive data rate for body area networks. 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.
Proceedings Title
MobiHealth 2012
Conference Dates
November 21-23, 2012
Conference Location
Paris, FR
Conference Title
3rd International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare


Link adaptation, Interference mitigation, Body area networks, Markov chain, Interference mitigation factor


Yang, W. and Sayrafian, K. (2012), Theoretical Analysis and Modeling of Link Adaptation Schemes in Body Area Networks, MobiHealth 2012, Paris, FR (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created November 22, 2012, Updated October 12, 2021