To fully exploit the capabilities of Bluetooth for the deployment of wireless ad-hoc networks, the scatternet concept has been proposed. A scatternet is constituted by an overlapping of simple structures named piconets, each composed of up to eight devices sharing the same radio channel. A scatternet may present different topological configurations, depending on the number of composing piconets, the role of the involved devices and the configuration of the links. This paper presents a general methodology for the scatternet formation and proposes metrics that can be used to evaluate a the scatternet performance. Several numerical examples are presented and discussed, highlighting the impact of metric selection on the scatternet performance.
A General Methodology and Key Metrics For Scatternet Formation in Bluetooth / Cuomo, Francesca; T., Melodia. - (2002), pp. 941-945. (Intervento presentato al convegno IEEE GLOBECOM 2002 tenutosi a Taipei (China) nel November 2002) [10.1109/GLOCOM.2002.1188216].