A Proposal for Network Coding with the IEEE 802.15.6 Standard
Author(s)Shi, Xiaomeng; Medard, Muriel
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We examine the Medium Access Control sublayer of the IEEE 802.15.6 Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) standard, and propose minor modifications to the standard so that linear random network coding can be included to help improve energy efficiency and throughput of WBANs compatible with the standard. Both generation-based and sliding window approaches are possible, and a group-block acknowledgment scheme can be implemented by modifying block acknowledgment control type frames. Discussions on potential energy and throughput advantages of network coding are provided.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Proceedings of the 2015 SENSORNETS 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks
Shi, Xiaomeng, and Muriel Medard. "A Proposal for Network Coding with the IEEE 802.15.6 Standard." 2015 SENSORNETS 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (February 2015).
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