AuthorsN. A. Nordbotten, T. Skeie and N. D. Aakvaag
TitleService Discovery in Bluetooth Scatternets
Afilliation, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2003
Conference NameProc. Workshop on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking
Date PublishedMarch 6
PublisherInstitut EURECOM
Place PublishedSophia-Antipolis, France

The article covers methods for service discovery in multi hop Bluetooth ad hoc networks, so called scatternets. A service discovery algorithm is presented that can be used to extend the Bluetooth Service Discovery Protocol to the scatternet without the use of broadcast messages. Extensive simulation results are presented showing that significant reductions in the number of messages sent are achieved compared to using a broadcast approach. Avoiding network flooding and reducing the number of messages is important as many Bluetooth devices have limited power sources and therefore benefit from keeping links idle in power saving modes.

Citation KeyND.5.Nordbotten.2003.a