SplitScan: Sharing wi-fi scan information through bluetooth low energy

Jonghun Han, Joonsuk Kim, Changhee Joo, Saewoong Bahk

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Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are the most widely used wireless technologies because they use unlicensed spectrum and are widely deployed on the latest mobile devices. For seamless Wi-Fi connectivity in mobile environments, the mobile device should maintain the information of adjacent access points (APs) through the scanning procedure, which often consumes a significant amount of energy and time. In this paper, we develop SplitScan that enables mobile devices to share Wi-Fi scanning information with adjacent stations (STAs) via Bluetooth packet exchange. We evaluate its performance through experiment with a testbed implementation as well as extensive simulation. The results show that SplitScan saves vonsiderable energy and time during the Wi-Fi scanning process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112206
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept
Externally publishedYes
Event90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 2019 Sept 222019 Sept 25

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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