P802.15.6a - Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Part 15.6: Wireless Body Area Networks Amendment: Dependable Human and Vehicle Body Area Networks
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This amendment enhances the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) physical layer (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) to support enhanced dependability to human body area networks (HBAN) and adds support for vehicle body area networks (VBAN), a coordinator in a vehicle with devices around the cabin room, operating under strict compliance to standards and limits for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). Areas of enhancement: multiple piconets coexisting, which includes inter-Body Area Network (inter-BAN) interference for both HBAN and VBAN and inter-piconets interference; simpler and more reliable MAC protocol; sensing and feedback control loop delay. Enhancements to dependability include protection against interference in critical use cases such as overlaid with other BAN and/or different piconet; support of higher performance requirement of reliability, security, coexistence and efficiency in the operation and maintenance of HBAN and VBAN. P802.15.6a incorporates support for infrastructure protocols via an access point. The amendment provides safeguards so that high throughput data use cases do not cause significant disruption to low duty-cycle ranging use cases.
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