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Experimental Evaluation of Bluetooth Real Time Capabilities in Communication Intensive Applications

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257356,
        author={Christos Antonopoulos and Konstantinos Antonopoulos and Christos Petropoulos and Nikolaos Voros},
        title={Experimental Evaluation of Bluetooth Real Time Capabilities in Communication Intensive Applications},
        proceedings={eHealth@Home - Infrastructure and services for remote multi-parametering monitoring, analysis and support},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={EHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={short range wireless networks experimental study critical applications medical measurements' requirements bluetooth technology real-time constrained performance delay deviation delay distribution bluetooth development platform},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257356}
    }
    
  • Christos Antonopoulos
    Konstantinos Antonopoulos
    Christos Petropoulos
    Nikolaos Voros
    Year: 2014
    Experimental Evaluation of Bluetooth Real Time Capabilities in Communication Intensive Applications
    EHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257356
Christos Antonopoulos1,*, Konstantinos Antonopoulos1, Christos Petropoulos1, Nikolaos Voros1
  • 1: Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece Computer and Informatics Engineering Department
*Contact email: ch.antonop@gmail.com

Abstract

During the last years Bluetooth (BT) standard has received increasing acceptance as a prominent communication technology concerning a wide variety of critical applications, posing demanding communication and strict real time constrains. In that respect the main objective of this paper is to offer comprehensive experimental evaluation analyzing BT time constrained performance and critical network parameters. Performance evaluation presented focus on specialized real-time metrics, such as, standard delay deviation, and delay distribution measurements. The study presented, through qualitative and quantitative analysis, reveals significant observations and conclusions. Furthermore, critical trade-offs are presented as far as network conditions are concerned, facilitating optimal network configuration with respect to realistic requirements and parameters posed by critical applications such as medical ones.