Bluetooth Performance with Bursty Noise and Traffic

Abstract

Bluetooth is a novel radio indoor wireless technology supporting short range portable devices Ad hoc intercommunication. The evaluation of its performance has been receiving more attention lately. In this paper a Personal Area Network (PAN) was set up using few Bluetooth devices to assess Bluetooth's Asynchronous Connection Less (ACL) service of overlapped devices operate in close proximity.Ad hoc connections in Bluetooth network have been assessed based onexperimental and simulation study in the presence of burst noise and traffics of concurrent transmissions on unlicensed spectrum 2.4 GHz. Measurements and simulation based results are presented to investigate the performance metrics;delivery probability, load and latency. It has been found that burst losses can trigger lengthy retransmission timeout.