On the architecture design and performance evaluation of a configurable blueweb network

Chih Min Yu*, Chia-Chi Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Blueweb is a self-organizing Bluetooth-based multihop network equipped with a scatternet formation algorithm and a modified source routing protocol. In this paper, we first review the basic Blueweb network. Then we focus on a heuristic automatic configuration algorithm which can be used to partition a large-scale Blueweb network. This algorithm contains three main functional blocks including route master selection, node assignment, and subnet number decision. The route master selection block selects new route masters at a low computation cost. The node assignment block assigns nodes to each newly configured subnet in order to minimize the average route query cost. The subnet number decision block determines the optimal number of subnet which achieves the largest system performance improvement ratio at minimum operation cost. With these three functional blocks, optimal network configuration for Blueweb routing protocol can be determined. Computer simulations show that a configured Blueweb achieves higher network capacity than an unconfigured Blueweb.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1104-1111
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Ad hoc network
  • Bluetooth
  • Optimal configuration
  • Routing protocol
  • Scatternet formation

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