Throughput, energy and path length tradeoffs in Bluetooth scatternets

Csaba Kiss Kalló*, Mauro Brunato, Sewook Jung, Ling Jyh Chen, Mario Gerla

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In this work we determine an analytical relationship between the average path length of traffic connections of a Bluetooth scatternet and the overall throughput and power consumption of the network. Results obtained implementing this analytical relationship to different scatternet topologies are presented and discussed. By reducing the hop count in a scatternet we can achieve better performance in terms of throughput and power consumption. Therefore, the issue of minimizing the hop count in the presence of mobility, changing traffic flows and varying interference receives an important role. In our analysis we also show the impact of the link quality on the overall throughput. The obtained results motivate the importance of heuristics aimed at reducing the communication path length in a scatternet.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberWN18-4
Pages (from-to)3319-3323
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2005 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2005 May 162005 May 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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