The Resource Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network, by Eric T. Stucki

Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network, by Eric T. Stucki

Label
Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network
Title
Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network
Statement of responsibility
by Eric T. Stucki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Biomedical applications offer an exciting growth opportunity for wireless sensor networks. However, radio frequency communication is problematic in hospital environments that are susceptible to interference in the industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) bands. Also, RF is inherently insecure as eavesdroppers can easily pick up signals. The Intra-Body Network (IBNet) proposes a novel communication model for biomedical sensor networks. It seeks the convenience of wireless communication while avoiding interference and privacy concerns associated with RF. IBNetαs solution is to utilize a subjectαs own body tissue as a transmission medium. Assuming that transmissions are contained within the body, IBNet solves otherwise complex problems of privacy and interference
  • Unfortunately, transmitting through the same medium in which we sense creates a new type of conflict; it is possible that one sensorαs network transmission might corrupt an adjacent sensorαs sample data. We present Body Language, a set of protocols that arbitrate IBNetαs sampling/communication conflict while providing basic services such as dynamic node discovery, network configuration, quality of service, and sensor sample collection. Body Language seeks to provide these services and solve IBNetαs unique communication challenges while minimizing hardware resource requirements and hence sensor node cost
  • In order to prove Body Language feasibility, we created an IBNet prototype environment where the protocols were demonstrated on real hardware and in real time. The prototype also offers important insight into the Body Languageαs computational resource requirements. Our results show that Body Language provides all services required by IBNet and it does so with a very modest footprint
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2006
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network, by Eric T. Stucki
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1182
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 229 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn369215443
Label
Medium access control and networking protocols for the intra-body network, by Eric T. Stucki
Link
http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1182
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 229 p.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn369215443

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