Experimental Evaluation of BLE-based Proximity Detection for Pass-by Applications

  • Ryoma Tabata Kobe University
  • Arisa Hayashi Kobe University
  • Seiki Tokunaga Kobe University
  • Sachio Saiki Kobe University
  • Shinsuke Matsumoto Osaka University
  • Masahide Nakamura Kobe University
Keywords: BLE, Android, Pass-by Framework, Proximity Detection Mechanism


A pass-by application which utilizes proximity detection has a problem that it is always a burden on its developers. This is because the proximity detection performance largely depends on the settings of parameters. In order to implement the pass-by system which satisfies the needs of the users, the application developer must set appropriate parameters. If each developer researches appropriate parameters, their burden of development will increase. In this study, we evaluate effects of proximity detection performance caused by differences in methods of implementing pass-by sonar. Therefore, we develop the pass-by application using Bluetooth Low Energy as a first effort. Then, we do evaluation experiments in order to confirm the dependence of proximity detection performance with the parameters.


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