Low Power High Bandwidth Power-Line Communication Network for Wearable Applications
2010 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
A DC power-line communication (PLC) network for wearable applications is proposed and studied. The DC-PLC network enhances wearability compared to other types of wired networks by requiring minimum amount of wiring. The DC-PLC transceiver is designed based on a low power high bandwidth active inductance circuit, thus not jeopardizing the low power property of the wired solution. The DC-PLC network is implemented in a wearable application and compared to a wireless wearable network by studying and comparing the bit-energy of these networks. The bitenergy study is based on a statistical model of the communication where message size and rate, preamble time and power measurements are included. The DC-PLC network showed shorter latency and lower bit-energy compared to the wireless alternatives when preamble time is kept at reasonable level.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
DC Power-Line, Wearable Network, Energy-Efficiency
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54450OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54450DiVA: diva2:304021
BodyNets 2010 - Fifth International Conference on Body Area Networks, Greece, Sep. 10-12