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Performance Modeling and Analysis of Bluetooth Networks
Polling, Scheduling, and Traffic Control

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ISBN 9780849331572
Published July 28, 2005 by Auerbach Publications
336 Pages 115 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Until now, developers and researchers interested in the design, operation, and performance of Bluetooth networks have lacked guidance about potential answers and the relative advantages and disadvantages of performance solutions.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Bluetooth

Lower layers of the architecture: RF and baseband
Higher layers of the architecture: LMP and L2CAP
Data transport and link types
Connection state and related modes
Piconet formation: inquiry and paging

Intra-piconet polling schemes

Bluetooth communications and intra-piconet polling
Classification of polling schemes
On segmentation and reassembly policies
Piconet model and performance indicators

Analysis of polling schemes

Performance of exhaustive service
Performance of 1-limited service
E-limited polling
Access and downlink delay
The impact of finite buffers
Queue length distribution in imbedded Markov points
Uplink queue length distribution
Experimental results

Admission control

Admission control based on queue stability
Admission control based on access delay
Admission control based on cycle time

Performance of TCP traffic

System model and related work
TCP window size
Queuing analysis of the token bucket filter
The outgoing queue at the baseband level
Performance assessment

Piconets with synchronous traffic

Why the built-in SCO links are bad
pSCO: an improved scheme for synchronous traffic
Performance of the pSCO scheme

Adaptive polling and predefined delay bounds

Adaptive bandwidth allocation
Adaptive polling with cycle control: the ACLS scheme
ACLS performance
Improving the performance of ACLS

Scatternet formation

BSF in single-hop networks
BSF in multi-hop networks

Bridge topologies and scheduling

Bridge topologies
Approaches to bridge scheduling
Bridge scheduling in practice
The queuing model and traffic assumptions

Rendezvous-based bridge scheduling

MS bridge topology
Packet delays: the MS bridge case
Performance of the MS bridge
SS bridge topology
Packet delays: the SS bridge case
Performance of the SS bridge

Adaptive bridge scheduling

Minimization of delays
Adaptive management: the case of the MS bridge
Adaptive management: the case of the SS bridge

Walk-in bridge scheduling

Scatternet model
Service, vacation, and cycle times
Calculating the packet delays
Stability considerations

Scatternet with finite buffers

Scatternet model with finite buffers
Uplink/downlink queue length distribution in Markov points
Service, vacation, and cycle times
Blocking probability and packet delays
Simulation results

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Overall the book is a valuable source of scientific information about Bluetooth modeling and analysis. I recommend this book for researchers , Bluetooth developers, and all others interested in design, operation, and deployment of Bluetooth networks.”
–– Marek Natkaniec, in IEEE Communications Magazine