An Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Communication Scheme for Body Sensor Networks

@article{Wu2010AnAF,
  title={An Adaptive Fault-Tolerant Communication Scheme for Body Sensor Networks},
  author={Guowei Wu and Jiankang Ren and Feng Xia and Zichuan Xu},
  journal={Sensors (Basel, Switzerland)},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={9590 - 9608}
}
A high degree of reliability for critical data transmission is required in body sensor networks (BSNs). However, BSNs are usually vulnerable to channel impairments due to body fading effect and RF interference, which may potentially cause data transmission to be unreliable. In this paper, an adaptive and flexible fault-tolerant communication scheme for BSNs, namely AFTCS, is proposed. AFTCS adopts a channel bandwidth reservation strategy to provide reliable data transmission when channel… 

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