Conference Paper

Metric-Based Scatternet Formation and Recovery Optimization for Intel Mote

Dept. of ECE, Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA
DOI: 10.1109/MOBIQW.2006.361784 Conference: Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems - Workshops, 2006. 3rd Annual International Conference on
Source: IEEE Xplore


The Intel Mote is a new sensor node platform with improved radio bandwidth and reliability due to the usage of Bluetooth radio. The connection-oriented nature of Bluetooth raises the issues of effective multi-hop network (scatternet) formation and maintenance that network and routing layer must address on top of the TinyOS abstractions. The hop distance and wireless link quality pose major challenges to multi-hop network performance, especially the connection-oriented networks such as Bluetooth scatternet. In this paper, we present a metric-based scatternet formation algorithm for the Intel Mote, which can optimize the Bluetooth network formation from the hop distance and link quality perspectives. In addition, a smart repair mechanism is proposed to deal with link/node failure and recover the network connectivity promptly with low overhead. The experiments with the Intel Mote platform demonstrate the effectiveness of the optimizations, which make the platform more powerful

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