An Easy to Use Bluetooth Scatternet Protocol for Fast Data Exchange in Wireless Sensor Networks and Autonomous Robots
The authors present a Bluetooth Scatternet Protocol (SNP) that provides the user with a serial link to all connected members in a transparent wireless Bluetooth network. By using only local decision making they can reduce the overhead of their scatternet protocol dramatically. They show how their SNP software layer simplifies a variety of tasks like the synchronization of central pattern generator controllers for actuators, collecting sensory data and building modular robot structures. The whole Bluetooth software stack including their new scatternet layer is implemented on a single Bluetooth and memory chip.