PSOC Based Implementation of Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh Network
This paper presents an analysis of the implementation of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) mesh network using flooding mechanism and directed addressing mechanism. Several studies have shown the shortcomings of Bluetooth low energy due to its peer to peer architecture. With Bluetooth mesh, all nodes can communicate with one another. Thus, mesh architecture can provide a large, scalable and reliable network for data transmission. In this work, common data is relayed over the network using flooding mechanism. Two methods are implemented. In the first one, data is relayed from one node to another in the network without the need to know the node address. The second implementation is based on the assignment of node address and transmitting the data to that node only.
Keywords - Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Internet of Things (IOT), Mesh Network.