Demo: BlueBee: 10, 000x faster cross-technology communication from bluetooth to ZigBee

Wenchao Jiang, Ruofeng Liu, Ling Liu, Zhijun Li, Tian He

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Abstract

Cross-Technology Communication is an emerging research direction providing a promising solution to the coexistence problem of heterogeneous wireless technologies in the ISM bands. However, 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, aims at achieving much higher CTC throughput thus extends CTC applications. We proposes a new direction by emulating legitimate ZigBee frames using a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. Uniquely, BlueBee achieves dual-standard compliance (i.e., BLE and ZigBee) and transparency by selecting only the payload of Bluetooth frames, requiring neither hardware nor firmware changes at the BLE senders and ZigBee receivers. Our implementation on commodity device testbeds 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. Here we demonstrate using BlueBee on a smartphone to control several smart light bulbs attached with ZigBee radio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobiCom 2017 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages486-487
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349161
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2017
Event23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2017 - Snowbird, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2017Aug 20 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM
VolumePart F131210

Conference

Conference23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird
Period8/16/178/20/17

Keywords

  • Bluetooth low energy
  • Cross Technology Communication
  • Internet of Things
  • Signal emulation
  • ZigBee

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    Jiang, W., Liu, R., Liu, L., Li, Z., & He, T. (2017). Demo: BlueBee: 10, 000x faster cross-technology communication from bluetooth to ZigBee. In MobiCom 2017 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (pp. 486-487). (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM; Vol. Part F131210). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3117811.3119855