Analysis of bluetooth and Wi-Fi interference in smart home

N. B. Tshiluna, H. L. Mathevula, S. Rimer, J. Pinifolo, B. S. Paul, S. Jayram, C. Mikeka

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Abstract

Two wireless communication technologies commonly used in smart home networks, namely Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth operate in the ISM 2.4 GHz band. Channel usage on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi amidst interference conditions to identify potential white spaces in the 2.4GHz range, at any instance was measured. We identified a possible white space frequency range above 2.48 GHz which could be used by either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth protocols to avoid interference from common household wireless interferers, such as a microwave oven. The availability of this unused spectra implies that it may still be possible to use the unregulated ISM 2.4 GHz band for smart home area network wireless communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Engineering, ICACCE 2016
EditorsVishal Kumar, Upasana Gitanjali Singh, S D Sudarsan
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025763
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Engineering, ICACCE 2016 - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 28 Nov 201629 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Engineering, ICACCE 2016

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication and Engineering, ICACCE 2016
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityDurban
Period28/11/1629/11/16

Keywords

  • Bluetooth
  • co-existence
  • Home area networks
  • interference
  • white space
  • WLAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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