An innovative frequency hopping management mechanism for Bluetooth-based industrial networks

TitleAn innovative frequency hopping management mechanism for Bluetooth-based industrial networks
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2010
AuthorsCollotta, M., L. Lo Bello, and O. Mirabella
Conference NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES)
Pagination45–50
Date Published07/2010
PublisherIEEE
Conference LocationTrento, Italy
Abstract

This paper presents a novel frequency hopping management mechanism for Bluetooth networks used in industrial environments. In these contexts, time-critical transmissions have to be supported by the automation network. Transmission timeliness can be compromised by interference between co-located cells, that increases the delay because of retransmissions. The paper introduces a novel mechanism, called a Piconet Management Approach, based on an innovative frequency hopping methodology which reduces the interference among co-located piconets, thus improving the network performance in terms of transmission delay and throughput. The paper describes the approach and discusses its performance.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=5551385
DOI10.1109/SIES.2010.5551385