A Forwarder Based Temperature Aware Routing Protocol in Wireless Body Area Networks

Beom-Su Kim,
Ki-Il Kim,
Babar Shah,
Sana Ullah,

Abstract


A Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) allows the seamless integration of miniaturized sensor nodes in or around a human body, which may cause damage to the surrounding body issue due to high temperature. Although various temperature aware routing protocols have been proposed to prevent temperature rise of sensor nodes, most of them accommodate single traffic transmission with no mobility support. We propose a Forwarder based Temperature Aware Routing Protocol (FTAR) that supports multiple traffic transmission for normal and critical data. Normal data is forwarded directly to the sink through forwarding nodes which are selected among mobile nodes attached to the arms and legs, while critical data is forwarded to the sink through static nodes attached to fixed body parts with no mobility. We conduct extensive simulations of FTAR, and conclude that FTAR has good performance in terms of hot spot generation ratio, hot spot duration time, and packet delivery ratio.


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Beom-Su Kim, Ki-Il Kim, Babar Shah, Sana Ullah, "A Forwarder Based Temperature Aware Routing Protocol in Wireless Body Area Networks," Journal of Internet Technology, vol. 20, no. 4 , pp. 1157-1166, Jul. 2019.

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