Title

Packet Error Rate Distribution Between Random Bluetooth Piconet Pairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2005

Publication Source

Wireless Personal Communications

Abstract

The packet error rate between two piconets depends on the temporal alignment of their packets and the spectral alignment of the intervals from which the frequencies in their hop sequence are chosen. The relationship between two randomly paired piconets is one of over 828 billion possible relationships. We define these relationships and derive an expression for determining the packet error rate for a specific pair of piconets using single-slot packets. We derive the probability mass function for the packet error rate and extend it to provide the possible packet error rates for an arbitrary number of neighboring piconets. We also derive a probability mass function for the goodput of a piconet with a neighboring piconet. The probability mass functions for the packet error rate is bimodal, meaning the expected value of the goodput or packet error rate is not a good choice for piconet performance analysis.

Inclusive pages

407-432

ISBN/ISSN

0929-6212

Comments

Permission documentation on file.

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Volume

35

Issue

4

Peer Reviewed

yes


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