Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Piconet; Scatternet; Telemetry node


"Bluetooth is the name given to a new technology, which uses short-range radio links, intending to replace cables connecting portable or fixed electronic devices. Bluetooth standard defines a framework for wide range of devices to communicate with each other, with minimal user effort. Its key features are robustness, low complexity, low power and low cost. The Bluetooth standard is intended to provide short-range (10-100 meter) wireless connectivity between mobile and desktop devices. Bluetooth was initially used as replacement of point-to-point cables. Extensive research in the area of Bluetooth has led to the introduction of multi-hop and ad-hoc networks in Bluetooth based communication system.

The first paper discusses the Bluetooth standard and its ability to form an ad-hoc network. We then explore the feasibility of Bluetooth in telemetry applications. We discuss a small ad-hoc network using Bluetooth modules and micro-controller to simulate a telemetry application. Then we evaluate the general framework of distributed, reliable, and secure, wireless communications required for telemetry.

The second paper discusses formation of scatternet in a Bluetooth based telemetry network. A large interconnection of Bluetooth based telemetry node can be interconnected in an ad-hoc manner, using the scatternet concept of Bluetooth standard. We study different arrangements of possible Bluetooth based telemetry network. In this work, we propose to evaluate the throughput and latency for data transmission in a long daisy chained Bluetooth based telemetry network.

We finally conclude that for applications like measuring vibrations along a highway bridge, a Bluetooth based telemetry system is feasible. However more research needs to be done to make the Bluetooth protocol more robust"--Abstract, page iv.


Kosbar, Kurt Louis

Committee Member(s)

Weeks, William
Sabharwal, Chaman


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


The author would also like to gratefully acknowledge the financial support from International foundation for Telemetry (IFT).


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2002

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Feasibility of a Bluetooth based Structral Health Monitoring Telemetry System
  • Performance of a Bluetooth based Structural Health Monitoring Telemetry Network


viii, 36 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2002 Vilas Ramappa Uchil, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Bluetooth technology

Thesis Number

T 8164

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