University of Bonn

Institute of Computer Science IV

Communication Systems

Bluetooth Scatternets: An Enhanced Adaptive Scheduling Scheme

Simon Baatz, Matthias Frank, Carmen Kühl, Peter Martini, Christoph Scholz


The vision of ad-hoc networking with Bluetooth includes the concept of devices participating in multiple "piconets" and thereby forming a "scatternet". However, the details of scatternet support for Bluetooth are not specified yet. This paper presents a scheme for Bluetooth scatternet operation that adapts to varying traffic patterns. Basing on sniff mode, it does not require substantial modification of the current Bluetooth specification and may thus be incorporated into currently available Bluetooth products. We present simulation results that confirm the applicability of our approach to realistic scenarios.

Keywords: Bluetooth, Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Networks, Scatternet, Sniff Mode, Scheduling

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies, INFOCOM 2002, pp. 782-790, New York, June 2002

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