inis 21(27): e1

Research Article

Performance Evaluation of MAC Layer Protocol over Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.21-4-2021.169417,
        author={Dung Ong Mau and Thuong C. Lam and Thanh-Hieu Nguyen},
        title={Performance Evaluation of MAC Layer Protocol over Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={8},
        number={27},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2021},
        month={4},
        keywords={Wireless sensor network, ZigBee network, network performance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-4-2021.169417}
    }
    
  • Dung Ong Mau
    Thuong C. Lam
    Thanh-Hieu Nguyen
    Year: 2021
    Performance Evaluation of MAC Layer Protocol over Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-4-2021.169417
Dung Ong Mau1,*, Thuong C. Lam2, Thanh-Hieu Nguyen3
  • 1: Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2: Topenland Vietnam Corporation
  • 3: Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport
*Contact email: ongmaudung@iuh.edu.vn

Abstract

This article explores the intricacies of the ZigBee wireless protocol that works on the underlying IEEE 802.15.4 standard in order to fine-tune it in a way that will meet the unique requirements of a Wireless Body Sensor Network. This particular standard is relatively new and is specifically designed to offer low cost and power consumption, reliability, and inter-operability for sensor and control applications with low to moderate data rates. By simulating ZigBee wireless networks with the possible star, tree, or mesh topologies under different scenarios, the performance of each topology can be evaluated and assessed. The results from the simulations demonstrate that ZigBee wireless networks using the mesh topology have the highest overall performance regardless of the number of nodes. Moreover, the ratio of routers to end-devices in a Personal Area Network can either improve or deteriorate its performance.