C.-C. Foo and K.-C. Chua (Singapore)
Bluetooth, scatternets, topology, network_formation.
A multi-hop ad-hoc network can be formed out of
Bluetooth capable devices through the use of scatternets.
Many topologies can be deployed for scatternets; the most
commonly proposed topology in the literature being a
tree. We propose the use of a ring structure for a
Bluetooth scatternet. We provide qualitative arguments
that describe the advantages of using a ring structure in
terms of its added reliability, ease of packet routing and
low scatternet scheduling overheads. We then present
quantitative results that compare the expected traffic
performance of a Bluetooth ring (BlueRing) scatternet
against a representative Bluetooth tree scatternet. Finally,
we also describe and evaluate two distributed algorithms
that can be used to form a BlueRing scatternet out of