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A Dependable Communication Network for e-Textiles

  • Nenggan Zheng
  • Zhaohui Wu
  • Lei Chen
  • Yanmiao Zhou
  • Qijia Wang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3994)

Abstract

Due to high frequent wear and tear or other faults in use, it is important to implement a fault-tolerant communicating network for e-textiles that can be easily woven into a fabric. In this paper, we introduce token buses to connect the nodes, instead of the single rings in the original e-textile token grid. The topology of the new network is described. And we also discuss the media access control protocols and the reliable operations. Simulation results show that the new e-textile communication network can improve the ability of e-textile applications to tolerate faults and provide the communicating services of less delay.

Keywords

Data Packet Destination Node Medium Access Control Protocol Link Failure Grid Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nenggan Zheng
    • 1
  • Zhaohui Wu
    • 1
  • Lei Chen
    • 1
  • Yanmiao Zhou
    • 1
  • Qijia Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouP.R. China

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