Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)
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6Lo Working Group                                              MS. Akbar
Internet-Draft                                    Bournemouth University
Intended status: Informational                               R. Bin Rais
Expires: December 15, 2017                              Ajman University
                                                               AR. Sangi
                                                  Individual Contributor
                                                                M. Zhang
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                              C. Perkins
                                                               Futurewei
                                                           June 13, 2017

 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)
                        draft-sajjad-6lo-wban-00

Abstract

   Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) intend to facilitate use cases
   related to medical field.  IEEE 802.15.6 defines PHY and MAC layer
   and is designed to deal with better penetration through the human
   tissue without creating any damage to human tissues with the approved
   MICS (Medical Implant Communication Service) band by USA Federal
   Communications Commission (FCC).  Devices in WBANs conform to this
   IEEE standard.

   This specification defines details to enable transmission of IPv6
   packets, method of forming link-local and statelessly autoconfigured
   IPv6 addresses on WBANs.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Use cases for IEEE 802.15.6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Hospital Patient Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Patient monitoring for Chronic Diseases . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Elderly Patient Monitoring  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Why 6lo is required for IEEE 802.15.6 . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  IPv6 Connectivity requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Limited Packet Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Topology requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Scope/Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Layer 2 Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Frame format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  Frequency bands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.3.  Channel modes of IEEE 802.15.6  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   7.  --IETF to standardize-- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix A.  Patient monitoring use case - Spoke Hub  . . . . . .  13
   Appendix B.  Patient monitoring use case - Connected  . . . . . .  15
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