Performance Modeling and Analysis of Bluetooth Networks: Polling, Scheduling, and Traffic Control summarizes the research on the performance of Bluetooth networks, including both piconets and scatternets, conducted since 2001. The book provides insights into the performance of Bluetooth networks through an analytical approach based upon queuing theory and discrete event simulation. It also proposes and validates solutions for common problems that are not covered by the official Bluetooth specifications. This volume allows developers and researchers to enrich their knowledge of performance issues and become better equipped to solve problems related to the design, deployment, and operation of Bluetooth networks.
Bluetooth is a recent wireless communication technology specifically intended for short range ad hoc networking. It was initially envisaged as a simple cable replacement technology to connect various mobile, portable, and fixed devices such as PDAs, mobile phones, laptops, and printers, but its use has soon spread to include various general purpose networking tasks, and a number of Bluetooth-enabled devices have appeared on the market. In order to facilitate the development and acceptance of Bluetooth devices, systems, and applications, the development and promotion of Bluetooth technology has been coordinated through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The Bluetooth SIG was founded in 1999 by Agere Systems, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba, and subsequently joined by other companies. The SIG has issued a series of specifications that describe the operation of Bluetooth devices and networks in detail. Version 1.1 of the specification has been adopted in 2001 [Bluetooth SIG, 2001b], version 1.2 in 2003 [Bluetooth SIG, 2003a], and the most recent one, version 2.0, has just been adopted [Bluetooth SIG, 2004] as we write this book. Furthermore, the IEEE Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Working Group has adopted the Bluetooth specification, with slight modifications, as the IEEE standard for medium rate WPANs under the designation 802.15.1.