A Hybrid Mesh-Ring Topology for Bluetooth Networks

Chih Min Yu, Meng Lin Ku, Hsin Ku Lin

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In this paper, a Hybrid Mesh-Ring (HMR) algorithm is proposed for Bluetooth networks. Three stages are proposed to determine the optimal configuration of the mesh-ring network. Firstly, a designated root advertises and discovers its neighboring nodes. Secondly, a scatternet criterion is built to compute the minimum number of piconets and to distribute the connection information for piconet and scatternet. Finally, a systematic peak-search model is designed to determine the optimal mesh-ring configuration for various sizes of networks. This model includes three functional blocks: a topology formation block generates the mesh-ring topology, a routing efficiency block computes the routing performance, and an optimum decision block introduces a decision-making criterion to determine the optimum number of mesh links. Simulation results demonstrate that the optimal configuration can be obtained and the proposed HMR topology outperforms the conventional ring-based method in terms of throughput performance for Bluetooth networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649824
StatePublished - 31 Oct 2018
Event1st IEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2018 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

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NameIEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2018 - Conference Proceedings


Conference1st IEEE 5G World Forum, 5GWF 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara


  • Bluetooth
  • Scatternet Formation
  • Topology Configuration


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