Opportunistic Sensor Data Collection with Bluetooth Low Energy
AbstractBluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has gained very high momentum, as witnessed by its widespread presence in smartphones, wearables and other consumer electronics devices. This fact can be leveraged to carry out opportunistic sensor data collection (OSDC) in scenarios where a sensor node cannot communicate with infrastructure nodes. In such cases, a mobile entity (e.g., a pedestrian or a vehicle) equipped with a BLE-enabled device can collect the data obtained by the sensor node when both are within direct communication range. In this paper, we characterize, both analytically and experimentally, the performance and trade-offs of BLE as a technology for OSDC, for the two main identified approaches, and considering the impact of its most crucial configuration parameters. Results show that a BLE sensor node running on a coin cell battery can achieve a lifetime beyond one year while transferring around 10 Mbit/day, in realistic OSDC scenarios. View Full-Text
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Aguilar, S.; Vidal, R.; Gomez, C. Opportunistic Sensor Data Collection with Bluetooth Low Energy. Sensors 2017, 17, 159.
Aguilar S, Vidal R, Gomez C. Opportunistic Sensor Data Collection with Bluetooth Low Energy. Sensors. 2017; 17(1):159.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aguilar, Sergio; Vidal, Rafael; Gomez, Carles. 2017. "Opportunistic Sensor Data Collection with Bluetooth Low Energy." Sensors 17, no. 1: 159.
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