Multiplexing and Error Control Scheme for Body Area Network Employing IEEE 802.15.6

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    • TANAKA Hirokazu
    • Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University|Toshiba Corporation
    • KOHNO Ryuji
    • Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University


This paper proposes and investigates a multiplexing and error control scheme for Body Area Network (BAN). In February 2012, an international standard of WBAN, IEEE802.15.6, was published and it supports error control schemes. This standard also defines seven different QoS modes however, how to utilize them is not clearly specified. In this paper, an optimization method of the QoS is proposed. In order to utilize the QoS parameters, a multiplexing scheme is introduced. Then, the Hybrid ARQ in IEEE 802.15.6 is modified to employ decomposable codes and Weldon's ARQ protocol for more associations with channel conditions and required QoS. The proposed scheme has higher flexibility for optimizing the QoS parameters according to the required QoS.


  • IEICE Transactions on Communications

    IEICE Transactions on Communications E97.B(3), 564-570, 2014

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers


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