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Bluetooth Mesh Energy Consumption: A Model

Department of Network Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya/Fundació i2Cat, C/Esteve Terradas, 7, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
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Sensors 2019, 19(5), 1238;
Received: 25 January 2019 / Revised: 20 February 2019 / Accepted: 7 March 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
The recent publication of the Bluetooth Mesh standard is a remarkable milestone in the evolution of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). As a new technology in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, it is crucial to investigate the performance of Bluetooth Mesh. However, while a fundamental feature of Bluetooth Mesh is its suitability for energy-constrained devices, this aspect has not yet been properly considered in the literature. In this paper, we model the current consumption, lifetime and energy cost per delivered bit of a battery-operated Bluetooth Mesh sensor node. The model is based on measurements performed on a real hardware platform. Evaluation results quantify the impact of crucial Bluetooth Mesh parameters. Among others, we have found that a sensor device running on a simple 235 mAh battery, and sending a data message every 10 s, can achieve a lifetime of up to 15.6 months, whereas the asymptotic lifetime is 21.4 months. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bluetooth Mesh; Bluetooth Low Energy; BLE; energy; modeling; performance; evaluation; Internet of Things; IoT Bluetooth Mesh; Bluetooth Low Energy; BLE; energy; modeling; performance; evaluation; Internet of Things; IoT
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Darroudi, S.M.; Caldera-Sànchez, R.; Gomez, C. Bluetooth Mesh Energy Consumption: A Model. Sensors 2019, 19, 1238.

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Darroudi SM, Caldera-Sànchez R, Gomez C. Bluetooth Mesh Energy Consumption: A Model. Sensors. 2019; 19(5):1238.

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Darroudi, Seyed Mahdi, Raül Caldera-Sànchez, and Carles Gomez. 2019. "Bluetooth Mesh Energy Consumption: A Model" Sensors 19, no. 5: 1238.

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