Benchmarking Bluetooth SPP Communications for Ubiquitous Computing
Seamless integration of devices in Ubiquitous Computing requires partaking nodes to perform periodic scans for new nodes in the area, and a set of protocols for interchanging information between devices, among them Bluetooth. In this paper we show an evaluation of the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) to study how the communication performance behaves under the discovery process of Bluetooth for new nodes in the vicinity. The results so far show that the performance loss is not dramatic but that it can be improved using different strategies.
KeywordsUbiquitous computing Personal area networks Bluetooth Benchmarking
This work has been supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government and by the European Regional Development Fund (projects TIN2013-41123-P and TIN2014-52665-C2-1-R), and by the Department of Education, Universities and Research of the Basque Government under grant IT980-16. J. Abascal belongs to the Basque Advanced Informatics Laboratory (BAILab), grant UFI11/45, supported by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). B. Gamecho is backed by the “Convocatoria de contratación de doctores recientes hasta su integración en programas de formación postdoctoral en la UPV/EHU 2015”.
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