Bluetooth broadcasting: How far can we go? An experimental study

Marco Aiello*, Remko De Jong, Joel De Nes

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Abstract

Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology to build small networks of devices. It was designed as a cable replacement technology. Given its widespread adoption, especially in mobile devices, new uses are possible today. For instance, one can broadcast messages to nomadic users based on their location. In this paper, we perform an experimental evaluation of whether Bluetooth is indeed a suitable technology for spontaneous networking and broadcasting. The evaluation does not only consist of a review of current hardware and software, but also of a concrete implementation tested in a controlled indoor and in a not-controlled outdoor environment. The results of the experimentation show that, despite the intrinsic limitation of the original design, Bluetooth is indeed suitable for mobile location-based broadcasting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing, JCPC 2009
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Pages471-476
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing, JCPC 2009 - Tamsui, Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 3 Dec 20095 Dec 2009

Other

Other2009 Joint Conferences on Pervasive Computing, JCPC 2009
CountryTaiwan
CityTamsui, Taipei
Period3/12/095/12/09

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