A Mathematical Framework for the Performance Analysis of Bluetooth With Enhanced Data Rate

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors present a mathematical framework that permits a detailed performance analysis of Bluetooth connections in fading channels. Conversely to most part of the literature, they distinguish between the transmission of useful and duplicate frames, which are handled in a different manner by the receiving unit. To this end, they define a two-state Markov Chain and they apply the renewal reward theory to determine the expressions of the throughput, energy efficiency and delay performance of the link. Although the model can be applied to any version of Bluetooth specifications, as a proof of concept they provide an accurate performance analysis of an asymmetric Bluetooth v2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) connection in typical propagation environments.

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