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IEEE 802.15.4 technology provides one solution for low-rate short range communications. Based on the integrated superframe structure of IEEE 802.15.4, a novel low-delay traffic-adaptive medium access control (LDTA-MAC) protocol for wireless body area networks (WBANs) is proposed in the paper. In LDTA-MAC, the guaranteed time slots (GTSs) are allocated(More)
The IEEE 802.11 multiple access control protocol was modified for use in multi-channel, multi-hop ad hoc network, through the use of a new channel-status indicator. In particular, we have evaluated the improvement due to the multi-channel use. We report in this paper on the results of the throughput per node and the end-to-end delay for the modified IEEE(More)
BACKGROUND The development of new therapeutic targets and strategies to control highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus infection in humans is urgently needed. Broadly cross-neutralizing recombinant human antibodies obtained from the survivors of H5N1 avian influenza provide an important role in immunotherapy for human H5N1 virus infection and(More)
As one of the fastest growing wireless access technologies, wireless LANs must evolve to support adequate degrees of service differentiation. Unfortunately, current WLAN standards like IEEE 802.11 Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) lack this ability. Work is in progress to define an enhanced version capable of supporting QoS for multimedia traffic at(More)
BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease recently identified to be caused by a novel bunyavirus (SFTSV). The clinical diagnosis is urgently needed to differentiate the disease from other infections. OBJECTIVE To develop a sensitive quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay for rapid detection of SFTSV viral(More)
Distributed power control is investigated for cognitive radio networks (CRNs) based on a cooperative gametheoretic framework. Taking into consideration both network efficiency and user fairness, a cooperative Nash bargaining powercontrol game (NBPCG) model is formulated, where interference power constraints (IPCs) are imposed to protect the primary users’(More)
Astroviruses are associated with acute gastroenteritis of human and many animal species. Recently, two studies have reported that novel astroviruses were found in bats. In order to extensively understand the genetic and phylogenetic characterization of bat astroviruses, we tested fecal samples of nine bat species that were collected at four natural habitats(More)
The storage structure of videos on disks affects the number of concurrent users a videoon-demand system can support and hence the average waiting time. In this paper, we propose a phase-based striping method which has the desirable characteristics that it guarantees the maximum waiting time. We also develop a data replication scheme to further reduce the(More)