A Simple Adaptive MAC Scheduling Scheme for Bluetooth Scatternet

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Executive Summary

A simple adaptive MAC scheduling algorithm, called Gateway Oriented Scatternet Scheduling (GOSS), is proposed for data exchange in a Bluetooth scatternet. Unlike the existing scheme MDRP (Maximum Distance Rendezvous Point) that has a global superframe schedule shared by all gateways, the schedule used by each gateway is individually determined. Equal partition of the superframe schedule at a gateway to each connected piconet can thus be guaranteed, which enables a more robust performance than MDRP. In addition, GOSS allows a variable sized superframe at each gateway. To maximize its performance, the frame size can be dynamically adjusted according to the scatternet topology and traffic load in every predefined adaptation interval. Simulation results show that even a static GOSS prevails over MDRP.

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