Hybrid Bluetooth Scatternet Routing

Karl E. Persson, D. Manivannan

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A Bluetooth® scatternet is a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) formed by inter-connecting piconets using cross-over nodes called bridges. In order for arbitrary nodes to be able to communicate in a scatternet they must be able to discover each other, sometimes without knowing the peer device's identity, and establish routes. Traditionally, routing in wireless ad-hoc networks is done using either a proactive, reactive, or a hybrid approach. In this paper, we present a hybrid solution with a dual meaning. We use a hybrid zone routing approach, but also perform route discovery based on either a destination address or a service. The proactive part of the protocol establishes an Extended Scatternet Neighborhood (ESN) with a complete view of adjacent, directly connected, piconets. The reactive part utilizes a route discovery mechanism and establishes inter-piconet modified source routes. The route request dissemination, for both destination and service-based route discovery, is performed using a probabilistic gossiping strategy to reduce routing load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 6th International Conference, UIC 2009, Proceedings
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2009
Event6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2009 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Jul 7 2009Jul 9 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5585 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2009
CityBrisbane, QLD


  • Bluetooth Networks
  • Gossiping
  • Hybrid
  • Personal Area Networks
  • Piconet
  • Scatternet
  • Service Discovery
  • Zone Routing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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