A Seamless Coordinator Switching (SCS) Scheme for Wireless Personal Area Network

Won Soo Kim, Whan Kim, Seung Eun Hong, Chung Gu Kang

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In the emerging wireless personal area networks (WPANs), one of the active devices in a piconet is designated as a coordinator, which plays a critical roles, e.g., to provide the basic timing for operation of the piconet and manage the QoS requirements/power saving modes. To warrant maintenance of the coordinating function under some unpredictable situations such as sudden power-off or fast movement of a coordinator, it must be seamlessly switched. This paper proposes a new SCS (Seamless Coordinator Switching) scheme to maintain the piconet by selecting a coordinator in the subsequent superframe without incurring the re-initialization overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-560
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug


  • Medium Access Control
  • Piconet Coordinator
  • Seamless Handover
  • Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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