Distributed self-healing bluetooth scatternet formation

K. Persson, D. Manivannan

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A Bluetooth scattemet is a scalable network topology that is formed by inter-connecting piconets. Piconets are the basic networking unit for Bluetooth devices, but can only accommodate up to eight devices; one master and seven slaves. In order to form scatternets, piconets can be inter-connected using bridge nodes that interleave their participation in multiple piconets. In this paper we present a new fault-tolerant approach to scattemet formation that is self-healing and works in a multi-hop environment. Our approach allows incremental node arrival and automatically heals partitions in the scattemet by reincorporating disconnected nodes. We also restrict the assignment of bridges to pure slaves, which reduces wasted time-slots when a master/slave bridge is away from the piconet.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'04 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Jun 21 2004Jun 24 2004


ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, ICWN'04
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • Bluetooth
  • Personal Area Networking
  • Piconet
  • Scatternet Formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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