Designing and Implementing an Enhanced Bluetooth Low Energy Scanner with User-Level Channel Awareness and Simultaneous Channel Scanning

Sangwook BAK  Young-Joo SUH  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E102-D   No.3   pp.640-644
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDL8205
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
Keyword: 
bluetooth low energy,  iBeacon,  user-level channel awareness,  simultaneous channel scanning,  multi-level transmission power,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes an enhanced BLE scanner with user-level channel awareness and simultaneous channel scanning to increase theoretical scanning capability by up to three times. With better scanning capability, channel analysis quality also has been improved by considering channel-specific signal characteristics, without the need of beacon-side changes.