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                                 AR. Sangi
Expires: May 3, 2018                     Huaiyin Institute of Technology
                                                                M. Zhang
                                                                  J. Hou
                                                     Huawei Technologies
                                                              C. Perkins
                                                               Futurewei
                                                             A. Petrescu
                                                               CEA, LIST
                                                              R.N.B.Rais
                                                        Ajman University
                                                        October 30, 2017

 Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs)
                        draft-sajjad-6lo-wban-01

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 of 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
     1.1.  Frame Format and Addressing Modes . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Why 6lo is required for IEEE 802.15.6 . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Conventions and Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Topology and Scope of Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Protocol Stack  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Specification of IPv6 over WBAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Stateless Address Autoconfiguration . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  IPv6 Link-Local Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.3.  Unicast and Multicast Address Mapping . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.4.  Header Compression  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.5.  Fragmentation and Reassembly  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Security and Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   Appendix A.  Patient monitoring use case - Spoke Hub  . . . . . .  10
   Appendix B.  Patient monitoring use case - Connected  . . . . . .  12
   Appendix C.  Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
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