Examination of Energy Efficiency for MAC Protocol in Wireless Body Area Networks
International Journal of Computer Applications
Wireless body area networks are widely used for applications such as health care system, where wireless sensors (nodes) monitor the parameter(s) of interest. Sensors play a critical role in many sensor network applications. Mac layer operates on non-beacon and beacon enabled mode. The IEEE 802.15.4 standard provide two modes of connections: beacon enabled mode and non-offer transmission determinism. The nonbeacon enabled mode does not suggest any assurance on traffic determinism. In this
... an unslotted CSMA/CA channel access method is used beacon mode. In beaconenabled networks, the extraordinary network nodes called ZigBee Routers transmit episodic beacons to verify their existence to other network nodes i.e. it can. Opposing to the non-beacon enabled mode, the beacon analyze delay, packet loss ratio, network life time, throughput of the wireless body area network. There will be three states nodes, sleep, awake, idle, which will be used to do transmission of data packets.AR-MAC protocol is based upon TDMA technique to reduce energy utilization. AR-MAC assigns Guaranteed Times Slot (GTS) to every sensor node for communication based upon the necessities of sensor node. Analysis of this parameter is performed on TDMA and CSMA/CA techniques that will be used to do the comparison on MAC layer. The performance will be judged on beacon and nonbeacon enabled mode. Enabled mode does not permit us to shape mesh topology in order to interrelate numerous beacon networks.