Autonomous Proximity Awareness of Bluetooth Devices
This paper focuses on designing autonomous device discovery algorithms for Bluetooth networks. The paper first extends the conventional asymmetric Bluetooth link model to three point-to-point symmetric link models. Their performances are compared analytically. To achieve proximity awareness among a group of Bluetooth devices, three control information exchanging methods are also proposed. Combining with the three link models, this gives 9 possible variants of autonomous device discovery algorithm. A comprehensive comparative study based on these 9 variants is then carried out using Bluehoc simulator.