A Survey on Game Theory based Interference Mitigation in WBASN

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Author(s): Shilpa Chaudhari*, Sumukh N. Aradhya, Sonia Benny Thomas, Sonali Pandey, Rohit Prasanna Sai Durbha

Journal Name: International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control

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A wireless body area network (WBAN) consists of several sensors implanted inside the body or placed on the body, that help in the continuous monitoring of health conditions such as heart rate. The sensor nodes transmit the data to a central controller which serves as a gateway to transmit this information to medical servers and then finally to the hospitals for medical attention. Due to multiple body area networks operating in the same frequency band, interinterference takes place. The WBAN’s working in a small sphere cause inter-interference resulting in packet-loss and performance degradation. Hence, interference is a complex and challenging problem. Interference mitigations are receiving immense attention from the research community, but are far from creating a complete solution. Usage of game theoretic approach to address the interference issues is very promising. This survey paper presents the comparative analysis of existing game theoretic solutions designed to mitigate interference. As per our knowledge, this is the first survey work based on usage of game theory approach for interference mitigation in WBANs.

Keywords: Game Theory, Strategic game, Nash equilibrium, Interference Mitigation, Wireless Body Area Sensor Network, healthcare

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Published on: 20 January, 2021
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DOI: 10.2174/2210327911666210120120946
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