Title page for ETD etd-11182002-115502

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Lynch, Jamel Pleasant
Author's Email Address jamel@us.ibm.com
URN etd-11182002-115502
Title Co-Channel Interference In Bluetooth Piconets
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Woerner, Brain D. Committee Chair
Jacobs, Ira Committee Member
Scales, Wayne A. Committee Member
  • Interference
  • Piconets
  • Wireless
  • Bluetooth™
  • Mobile
Date of Defense 2002-06-10
Availability unrestricted
Bluetooth™ is an emerging short-range RF wireless voice and data communication technology expected to spread widely in a couple of years. The open specification technology eliminates the need for cables to connect mobile phones, portable computers and countless other devices to each other from all different manufacturers.

This thesis provides an overview of the emerging Bluetooth™ technology and investigates the performance of Bluetooth™ data networks in various network topologies simulated from actual usage scenarios. Using a typical office environment, the study examines the probability and effects of Co-Channel interference as Bluetooth™ ad-hoc networks are formed in adjacent offices. A computer aided simulation tool, MATLAB simulates a low to highly dense interfering Bluetooth™ environment which provides the parameters to evaluate the bluetooth co-channel interference and performance. Several metrics are identified to predict Bluetooth™ performance in a piconet after a collision has occurred: data through put, the probability of frequency collision, transmitter - receiver distance, and power received. Next, to predict Bluetooth performance we also need to define what constitutes a lost packet. Finally, a Bluetooth™network simulation is developed to measure the metrics, given occurrence of the lost packets.

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