Improving bluetooth EDR data throughput using FEC and interleaving

Ling Jyh Chen, Tony Sun, Yung Chih Chen

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8 Citations (Scopus)


Wireless communication is inherently vulnerable to errors from the dynamic wireless environment. Link layer packets discarded due to these errors impose a serious limitation on the maximum achievable throughput in the wireless channel. To enhance the overall throughput of wireless communication, it is necessary to deploy link layer transmission schemes that is robust to the errors intrinsic to the wireless channel. In this paper, we investigated the impact of three link layer enhancement techniques on the new Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) mode detailed in the new Bluetooth spec v2.0. We first studied the APT algorithm, and used it to obtain the optimal packet type for different bit error rates. We then evaluated FEC/IFEC coding schemes for the new EDR packet types, assessed their ability to alleviate the impact of burst errors, and discussed the tradeoffs. Using analysis and simulation, we show that the performance of the new Bluetooth EDR mode can be significantly improved when FEC and/or IFEC techniques are employed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks - 2nd International Conference, MSN 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2006 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2006 Dec 132006 Dec 15

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4325 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2006
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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