Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Third International Conference, MobiHealth 2012, Paris, France, November 21-23, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Improving Power Efficiency in WBAN Communication Using Wake Up Methods

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_34,
        author={Stevan Marinkovic and Emanuel Popovici and Emil Jovanov},
        title={Improving Power Efficiency in WBAN Communication Using Wake Up Methods},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Third International Conference, MobiHealth 2012, Paris, France, November 21-23, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2013},
        month={4},
        keywords={Wireless Body Area Networks Wake-up Radio Ultra Low Power},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_34}
    }
    
  • Stevan Marinkovic
    Emanuel Popovici
    Emil Jovanov
    Year: 2013
    Improving Power Efficiency in WBAN Communication Using Wake Up Methods
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-37893-5_34
Stevan Marinkovic1,*, Emanuel Popovici2,*, Emil Jovanov3,*
  • 1: ABB Corporate Research
  • 2: University College Cork
  • 3: The University of Alabama
*Contact email: stevan.marinkovic@ch.abb.com, e.popovici@ucc.ie, emil.jovanov@uah.edu

Abstract

Power efficient communication in a Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) is critical for successful system deployment. Stringent constraints of size and weight of sensors significantly limit available sensor power, particularly in the case of implantable sensors. This paper discusses and analyses methods that could be used to improve power efficiency of implantable WBAN systems, with focus on the Wake Up Radio (WUR), which allows power efficient listening of wireless channel. The paper presents analysis of existing hardware and design trade offs in WUR implementation.