Design of a bluetooth-based interactive control network

  • Kwak, Jae-Hyuk (Department of Electrical Engineering and Control, Hanyang University) ;
  • Lim, Joon-Hong (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Hanyang University)
  • Published : 2004.08.25


Bluetooth technology is essentially a method for wireless connection of a diverse set of devices ranging from PDAs, mobile phone, notebook computers, to another equipments. The bluetooth system supports both point-to-point connection and point-to-multipoint connections. In point-to-multipoint connection, the channel is shared among several bluetooth devices. Two or more devices sharing the same channel form a piconet. There is one master device and up to seven active slave devices in a piconet. The radio operates in the unlicensed 2.45GHz ISM band. This allows users who travel world-wide to use bluetooth equipments anywhere. Since the link is based on frequency-hop spread spectrum, multiple channels can exist at the same time. The Bluetooth standard has been suggested that Bluetooth equipments can be used in the short-range, maximum 100 meters . It has been defined that the time takes to setup and establish a bluetooth connection among devices is 10 seconds. It is a long time and may be a cause to lose a chance of finding other non-fixed devices. We propose a routing protocols for scatternets which can be used to control a mobile units(MUs) in this network. The proposed routing protocol is composed of two kinds of bluetooth information, access point(AP) and MU.