Throughput of IEEE 802.11 FHSS networks in the presence of strongly interfering Bluetooth networks

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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


  • André Stranne
  • Fredrik Florén
  • Ove Edfors
  • Bengt-Arne Molin
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering


  • slow frequency-hopping systems, throughput, analytical approximation, interference, IEEE 802.11 FHSS networks, Bluetooth networks, packet collisions, long packet types
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications. PIMRC 2002. Proceedings (Cat. No.02TH8637)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7589-0
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
EventIEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications PIMRC, 2002 - Pavilhao Altantico, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2002 Sep 152002 Sep 18
Conference number: 13


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications PIMRC, 2002
CityPavilhao Altantico, Lisboa

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