|Author||Almon, Lars; Álvarez, Flor; Kamp, Laurenz; Hollick, Matthias|
|Abstract||Wireless networks based on Bluetooth mesh (BM)
promise a variety of Internet of Things applications from health-
care monitoring to smart buildings. BM introduces a novel
network concept that supports up to 32767 devices and 127 hops.
So far no readily available dataset or toolset exists to perform
systematic in-depth performance analysis of this standard.
In this paper, we present insights on the performance and
practical usability of BM. We conduct realistic smart office
experiments with heterogeneous devices distributed throughout
an area of approximately 1100m2. By varying network pa-
rameters and BM node features, we collect the first public
available BM dataset. Based on our experience, the use of current
implementations is error-prone due to the complexity of BM.
To facilitate researchers to conduct further experiments, we
propose a toolset to configure and systematically evaluate BM
performance. Finally we discuss several pitfalls that should be
avoided in designing and deploying such networks.|
|Conference||2019 IEEE 44nd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)|