Real-Life Deployment of Bluetooth Scatternets for Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Michael Methfessel
  • Stefan Lange
  • Rolf Kraemer
  • Mario Zessack
  • Peter Kollermann
  • Steffen Peter
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 281)


Bluetooth scatternets are constructed from overlapping piconets, allowing any number of nodes to be connected into a multi-hop wireless network. Although the topic has been researched for 15 years, no deployments of self-organized scatternets have been published. Recently we have presented the SFX algorithm, which was implemented on commercial Bluetooth nodes and is an extension of SHAPER from 2003. Here measurements are presented for scatternet trees for a laboratory network of 24 nodes and for deployment in a photovoltaic power plant with 39 nodes. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the SFX algorithm, which is evidently the only actually implemented scatternet contruction procedure which is distributed and does not assume full node-to-node visibility.


Bluetooth scatternet Wireless sensor network Simulation 



This work was supported by the German Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (grants KF2123403DF9/KF231001DF9). We thank GP JOULE for access to the photovoltaic power plant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Methfessel
    • 1
  • Stefan Lange
    • 1
  • Rolf Kraemer
    • 1
  • Mario Zessack
    • 2
  • Peter Kollermann
    • 3
  • Steffen Peter
    • 4
  1. 1.IHPFrankfurt(Oder)Germany
  2. 2.lesswire AGBerlinGermany
  3. 3.AE REFUsol GmbHMetzingenGermany
  4. 4.Center for Embedded Computer SystemsUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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