Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2014

Abstract

In dense deployments of Wireless Body Sensor Networks (WBSNs), inter-user interference significantly degrades network performance when multiple WBSN users stay in a small area such as hospitals. Due to the high dynamics of the environments, it is usually hard to schedule the transmissions of multiple WBSNs without a central controller. In this paper, we propose a robust and lightweight interference mitigation scheme for realistic WBSN systems through adaptive channel hopping. A WBSN testbed is set up to investigate the impact of inter-user interference on various performance metrics when different severity levels of interference are present. Based on the measurement results, we propose a distributed interference detection and mitigation scheme without any central controller. A WBSN prototype system has been set up and shown that our proposed scheme can effectively detect and mitigate the multi-user interference, with tripling the network throughput in severely interfered environments.

Keywords

Interference Detection, Interference Mitigation, Transmission Efficiency, Wireless Body Sensor Network

Discipline

Digital Communications and Networking

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

2014 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)

First Page

1697

Last Page

1702

Identifier

10.1109/WCNC.2014.6952485

City or Country

Istanbul, Turkey

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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