A traffic-adaptive MAC protocol for WBAN

Abstract

A Traffic-adaptive MAC protocol (TaMAC) for a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is presented in this paper. The idle listening and overhearing problems are solved by exploiting the traffic information of the nodes. The protocol is supported by a traffic-based wakeup mechanism and a wakeup radio mechanism that are used to accommodate normal, emergency, and… (More)

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