Implementation of schemes for enabling communications in personal area networks. In particular schemes for scatternet formation, intra e inter-piconet scheduling, for routing in a personal area network have been designed and integrated in a complete protocol stack, evaluating the end to end system performance. Activities have also been devoted to porting solutions for PANs in commercial devices, identifying limits of several implementations of the standard in commercial devices (which result in degraded performance). A Bluetooth ns2 extension have been developed by the group, Bluebrick.
External collaborators and former members: Stefano Basagni, Maurizio Nanni, Gabriele Mambrini.
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- "BlueMesh: degree-constrained multi-hop scatternet formation for Bluetooth networks", Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 9. 2004, pp. 33-47.
- "Comparative performance evaluation of scatternet formation protocols for networks of Bluetooth devices", Wireless Networks, Vol. 10. 2004, pp. 197-213.
- "Configuring BlueStars: Multihop scatternet formation for Bluetooth networks", IEEE Transactions on Computers, Special Issue on Wireless Internet, Vol. 52. 2003, pp. 779-790.