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A Bluetooth Scatternet Formation Algorithm for Networks with Heterogeneous Device
 

Summary: A Bluetooth Scatternet Formation Algorithm for
Networks with Heterogeneous Device
Capabilities
Dimitri Reading-Picopoulos and Alhussein A. Abouzeid
Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, New York 12180-3590
ug99058@ee.ucl.ac.uk, abouzeid@ecse.rpi.edu
Abstract. This paper focuses on Bluetooth, a promising new wireless
technology, developed mainly as a cable replacement. We argue that, in
practice, Bluetooth devices will have different power capabilities, classi-
fying them as either high-power or low-power nodes. We propose a deter-
ministic, distributed algorithm that accounts for the physical properties
of devices, connecting nodes into a scatternet of small diameter. The
proposed protocol results in a high effective throughput and allows com-
ponents to arrive and leave arbitrarily, dynamically updating the cluster
formation. Performance is evaluated through extensive ns-2 simulations.
1 Introduction and Problem Statement
Bluetooth [13] is rapidly emerging as the leading technology in the formation
of short-range wireless ad hoc networks. The standard provides for low power
wireless communication and operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific and

  

Source: Abouzeid, Alhussein A. - Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Collections: Engineering; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences