A Study of Regular Transmission Delay in Bluetooth Communications

  • Komang Oka Saputra
  • Wei-Chung Teng
  • Pin-Yen Chou
  • Tien-Ruey Hsiang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 345)


This chapter studies a special case of transmission delay when two devices communicate by Bluetooth technology. Transmission delays of packets are usually distributed randomly over some range, or the delay jitter, in wireless or wired communication. However, it is observed that under certain conditions, the transmission delays of consecutive packets may form into parallel dotted lines, and the intervals between a line and its next one are almost the same. The characteristics of the dotted-line delays, like the lifetime of one dotted line, are deduced to help develop an algorithm for detecting the period of this phenomenon. Experiments are further conducted to reveal how factors like operating system, packet sending period, and Bluetooth chips may affect the pattern of regular transmission delays.


Transmission delay Bluetooth Raining 



This study is partially supported by III Innovative and Prospective Technologies Project of the Institute for Information Industry.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Komang Oka Saputra
    • 1
  • Wei-Chung Teng
    • 1
  • Pin-Yen Chou
    • 1
  • Tien-Ruey Hsiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTaipe CityTaiwan

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