Evaluation of Preamble Detection in ETSI SmartBAN PHY

  • Kento Takabayashi
  • Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Katsumi Sakakibara
Conference paper
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


This chapter provides an evaluation of preamble detection in the ETSI Smart Body Area Networks (SmartBAN) physical layer (PHY). The system specifications for a PHY and a media access control layer (MAC) in SmartBAN, which is a standard for medical and health care advanced by the European Telecommunications Standards Organization (ETSI), were issued in April 2015. In the PHY, the packet structure has a two-octet preamble used for timing synchronization and so on. However, the preamble detection cannot be sufficiently performed except in a very good channel condition because the preamble structure is too simple. For the reason, we propose to add a Start Frame Delimiter (SFD) to correctly detect the position of the header. Computer simulations show that preambles with SFD consisting of an orthogonal M-sequence have better performance than that of SmartBAN and so on, especially under IEEE model CM3.


ETSI SmartBAN Preamble detection PHY PN sequence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kento Takabayashi
    • 1
  • Hirokazu Tanaka
    • 2
  • Katsumi Sakakibara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Systems EngineeringOkayama Prefectural UniversityOkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information SciencesHiroshima City UniversityHiroshimaJapan

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