Performance Analysis of Priority-Based IEEE 802.15.6 Protocol in Saturated Traffic Conditions
Ref: CISTER-TR-181117 Publication Date: 2018
Performance Analysis of Priority-Based IEEE 802.15.6 Protocol in Saturated Traffic ConditionsRef: CISTER-TR-181117 Publication Date: 2018
Recent advancement in internet of medical things (IoMT) has enabled deployment of miniaturized, intelligent, and low-power medical devices in, on, or around a human body for unobtrusive and remote health monitoring. The IEEE 802.15.6 standard facilitates such monitoring by enabling low-power and reliable wireless communication between the medical devices. The IEEE 802.15.6 standard employs a carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance (CSMA/CA) protocol for resource allocation. It utilizes a priority-based backoff procedure by adjusting the contention window bounds of devices according to user requirements. As the performance of this protocol is considerably affected when the number of devices increases, we propose an accurate analytical model to estimate the saturation throughput, mean energy consumption, and mean delay over the number of devices. We assume an error-prone channel with saturated traffic conditions. We determine the optimal performance bounds for a fixed number of devices in different priority classes with different values of bit error ratio. We conclude that high-priority devices obtain quick and reliable access to the error-prone channel compared to low-priority devices. The proposed model is validated through extensive simulations. The performance bounds obtained in our analysis can be used to understand the tradeoffs between different priority levels and network performance.
Published in IEEE Access, IEEE, Volume 6, pp 66198-66209.