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dc.contributor.advisor Amer, Hassanein ElSalamouny, Malak Yousry 2018-01-10T11:48:25Z 2020-01-10T22:00:06Z Winter 2018 en_US 2018-01-10
dc.description.abstract One of the most promising applications of IoT is Wireless Body Area Net-works (WBANs) in medical applications. They allow physiological signals monitoring of patients without the presence of nearby medical personnel. Furthermore, WBANs enable feedback action to be taken either periodically or event-based following the Networked Control Systems (NCSs) techniques. This thesis first presents the architecture of a fault tolerant WBAN. Sensors data are sent over two redundant paths to be processed, analyzed and monitored. The two main communication protocols utilized in this system are Low power Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11n) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). Riverbed Modeler is used to study the system’s behavior. Simulation results are collected with 95% confidence analysis on 33 runs on different initial seeds. It is proven that the system is fully operational. It is then shown that the system can withstand interference and system’s performance is quantified. Results indicate that the system succeeds in meeting all required control criteria in the presence of two different interference models. The second contribution of this thesis is the design of an FPGA-based smart band for health monitoring applications in WBANs. This FPGA-based smart band has a softcore processor and its allocated SRAM block as well as auxiliary modules. A novel scheme for full initial configuration and Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration through the WLAN network is integrated into this design. Fault tolerance techniques are used to mitigate transient faults such as Single Event Upsets (SEUs) and Multiple Event Upsets (MEUs). The system is studied in a normal environment as well as in a harsh environment. System availability is then obtained using Markov Models and a case study is presented. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SEAD Research Group at The American University in Cairo en_US
dc.format.extent 72 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) en_US
dc.subject Networked Control System (NCS) en_US
dc.subject Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) en_US
dc.subject Dynamic Partial Reconfiguration (DPR) en_US
dc.subject Fault Tolerant (FT) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.S.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Fault tolerance in WBAN applications en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline Electronics Engineering en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Electronics Engineering en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember El-Soudani, Magdy
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abdel Azeem, Sherif
dc.contributor.committeeMember Amer, Hassanein

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