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L. Mucchi, S. Jayousi, S. Caputo, M. Hämäläinen, T. Paso and D. Anzai, "Performance of wireless body area networks for health: ETSI SmartBAN or Bluetooth?," 2021 XXXIVth General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS), 2021, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.23919/URSIGASS51995.2021.9560374

Performance of wireless body area networks for health : ETSI SmartBAN or Bluetooth?

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Author: Mucchi, Lorenzo1; Jayousi, Sara1; Caputo, Stefano1;
Organizations: 1Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Florence, Italy
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
3Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-12-09


This paper deals with a comparative analysis of the performances of two different communications standards for wireless body area networks (WBAN): ETSI SmartBAN and Bluetooth low energy (BLE). The performance comparison is carried out in additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel as well as in multipath fading channel. Aggregate interference is also taken into account to show which technology tolerates interference better. Both SmartBAN and BLE are possible wireless solutions to implement services like delivering individual’s health-related data. The results show that the SmartBAN can outperform BLE in both AWGN and fading channel, in particular, when interference is present, since SmartBAN can take advantage of BCH and repetition features.

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Series: URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
ISSN: 2640-7027
ISSN-E: 2642-4339
ISSN-L: 2640-7027
ISBN: 978-9-4639-6802-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-2995-5
Article number: 9560374
DOI: 10.23919/URSIGASS51995.2021.9560374
Host publication: 34th General assembly and scientific symposium of the international union of radio science, URSI GASS 2021
Conference: General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been financially supported in part by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 872752 and Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927). We would also like to give big thanks to the whole ETSI TC SmartBAN colleagues involved in the process.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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