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The impact of interference from Bluetooth networks on the throughput of IEEE 802.11 FHSS networks is investigated. This is done by deriving an analytical approximation of the throughput of slow frequency-hopping systems. The derivation in itself provides valuable insights into the mechanisms of interference between systems employing the frequency-hopping technique. In deriving the approximation, it is assumed that packet collisions result in total loss of all information contained in the packets involved in the collisions, regardless of the distance between the networks. The results indicate that the Bluetooth networks may have a negative effect on the throughput of an IEEE 802.11 network using long packet types.
Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, 2002. The 13th IEEE International Symposium on (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 15-18 Sept. 2002