Energy-aware peering routing protocol for indoor hospital body area network communication

Khan, Zahoor, Aslam, Nauman, Sivakumar, Shyamala and Phillips, William (2012) Energy-aware peering routing protocol for indoor hospital body area network communication. Procedia Computer Science, 10. pp. 188-196. ISSN 1877-0509

1-s2.0-S1877050912003845-main.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB) | Preview
Official URL:


The recent research in Body Area Networks (BAN) is focused on making its communication more reliable, energy efficient, secure, and to better utilize system resources. In this paper we propose a novel BAN network architecture for indoor hospital environments, and a new mechanism of peer discovery with routing table construction that helps to reduce network traffic load, energy consumption, and improves BAN reliability. We have performed extensive simulations in the Castalia simulation environment to show that our proposed protocol has better performance in terms of reduced BAN traffic load, increased number of successful packets received by nodes, reduced number of packets forwarded by intermediate nodes, and overall lower energy consumption compared to other protocols.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: body area network,energy-aware peering routing protocol, hospital BAN communication, Peering framework
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 15:32
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:20

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics