BER Performance Comparision of IEEE 802.15.6 and IEEE 802.15.4 on PHY Layer

ERDÖL H., Ozderya H. Y., Sisman C., KAYIKÇIOĞLU T., KAYA İ.

39th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), Vienna, Austria, 27 - 29 June 2016, pp.108-111 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/tsp.2016.7760839
  • City: Vienna
  • Country: Austria
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-111
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, Two communication protocol, IEEE 802.15.6 Wireless Body Area Network (WBAN) and IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBEE, which are designed for telemedicine field, have been studied. BER performances values of both standards are simulated using their individual physical layer profiles in Rayleigh fading and Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) channels. The obtained performances are compared with each other. As a result of simulation in AWGN Channel, IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocol performs approximately 7 dB better in SNR - BER graph than IEEE 802.15.6 while in Rayleigh channel this difference increased up to 16 dB.