bluetooth, radio frequency identification, RFID, Rendez-Blue, discovery process time
In resource-limited mobile computing devices, Bluetooth wireless technology imposes a weighty burden due to inefficient power utilization and a sluggish device discovery process. Buttressing Bluetooth with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology by performing an operation we call “Rendez-Blue” alleviates these limitations. In the Rendez-Blue process, an RFID signal is used as a cue to “wake-up” a sleeping Bluetooth radio. This ensures that the Bluetooth radio is active only when needed, significantly reducing power consumption. In addition, RFID is used to communicate Bluetooth device information, allowing the user to bypass the traditional 10.24-second discovery process.
Original Publication Citation
Eric S. Hall, David K. Vawdrey, and Charles D. Knutson. "RF Rendez-Blue: Easing the Bluetooth Power and Delay Burdens in Mobile Systems." Proceedings of the Eleventh IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (IC3N '2), Miami, Florida, October 14-16, 22.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hall, Eric S.; Knutson, Charles D.; and Vawdrey, David K., "RF Rendez-Blue: Reducing Power and Inquiry Costs in Bluetooth-Enabled Mobile Systems" (2002). All Faculty Publications. 528.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
© 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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