Collision Analysis for a Multi-Bluetooth Picocells Environment

Ting-Yu Lin*, Yu-Chee Tseng

*Corresponding author for this work

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Operating in the unlicensed 2.4-GHz ISM band, a Bluetooth piconet will inevitably encounter the interference problem from other piconets. With a special channel model and packet formats, one research issue is how to predict the packet collision effect in a multi-piconet environment. In an earlier work by El-Hoiydi in 2001, this problem is studied, but the result is still very limited, due to the assumptions that packets must be single-slot ones and that time slots of each piconet must be fully occupied by packets. A more general analysis is presented in this work by eliminating these constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-477
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2003


  • Bluetooth
  • Collision analysis
  • Frequency hopping(FH)
  • Piconet
  • Wireless Personal-Area Network(WPAN)


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