PhD graduated
Team : NPA
Departure date : 10/01/2019
Communication Protocols in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN)

The rapid advances in sensors and ultra-low power wireless communication has enabled a new generation of wireless sensor networks: Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN). In WBAN tiny devices are deployed in/on or around a human body, are able to detect and collect the physiological phenomena of the human body (such as: EEG, ECG, SpO2, etc.), and transmit this information to a collector point that will process it, take decisions, alert or record. WBAN is a recent challenging area. There are several concerns in this area ranging from energy efficient communication to designing delay efficient protocols that support nodes dynamic induced by human body mobility. Links have a very short range and a quality that varies with the wearer's posture. The transmission power is kept low to improve devices autonomy and reduce wearers electromagnetic exposition. In this thesis we investigate energy-efficient multi-hop communication protocols in WBAN. We analyze several strategies inspired from the area of DTN and WSN. These investigations open new and challenging research directions to design novel protocols for multi-hop communication including a cross-layer approach.

Defence : 12/07/2018 - 14h - Site Jussieu 25-26/105

Jury members :

André-Luc Beylot, Professeur à Université de Toulouse [Rapporteur]
Nathalie Mitton, DR Inria Lille ([Rapporteur]
Lila Boukhatem, MdC-HDR à Université de Paris-Sud
Claude Chaudet, Professeur à Webster University Geneva
Thomas Noel, Professeur à Université de Strasbourg
Julien Sarrazin, MdC-HDR à Sorbonne Université
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Professeur à Sorbonne Université

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