University of Bonn

Institute of Computer Science IV

Communication Systems

Adaptive Scatternet Support for Bluetooth using Sniff Mode

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


Future applications of Bluetooth are likely to include ad-hoc networking. Therefore, it is desirable to interconnect multiple Bluetooth piconets to form a scatternet. Up to now, there is no extensive proposal for scatternet support available. In this paper, we present and analyze an adaptive scheme for scatternet scheduling that bases on sniff mode and thus does not require substantial modification of the current Bluetooth specification. The suitability of our approach is shown by first simulation results.

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

Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2001, pp. 112-120, Tampa, Florida, November 2001

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