Bluebee: A 10,000x faster cross-technology communication via PHY emulation

Wenchao Jiang, Zhijun Li, Zhimeng Yin, Song Min Kim, Ruofeng Liu, Tian He

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Abstract

Cross-Technology Communication is a promising solution proposed recently to the coexistence problem of heterogeneous wireless technologies in the ISM bands. The existing works use only the coarse-grained packet-level information for cross-technology modulation, suffering from a low throughput (e.g., 10bps). Our approach, called BlueBee, proposes a new direction by emulating legitimate ZigBee frames using a Bluetooth radio. Uniquely, BlueBee achieves dual-standard compliance and transparency by selecting only the payload of Bluetooth frames, requiring neither hardware nor firmware changes at the Bluetooth senders and ZigBee receivers. Our implementation on both USRP and commodity devices shows that BlueBee can achieve a more than 99% accuracy and a throughput 10,000x faster than the state-of-the-art CTC reported so far.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSenSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
EditorsRasit Eskicioglu
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354592
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017
Event15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2017 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 6 2017Nov 8 2017

Publication series

NameSenSys 2017 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Volume2017-January

Other

Other15th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period11/6/1711/8/17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the NSF CNS-1444021, NSF CNS-1718456, NSF CNS-1717059, and NSF China 61672196. We sincerely thank our shepherd Abusayeed Saifullah and anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and feedback.

Keywords

  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Cross Technology Communication
  • Internet of Things
  • Signal Emulation
  • ZigBee

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