Towards Reliable BLE Communication in Industrial Applications

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is becoming increasingly more popular to wirelessly connect devices to each other. This trend is not limited to consumer electronics, but can also be seen in harsh environments, such as automotive workshops and garages, where embedded devices need to communicate with a technician's laptop. AVL DiTEST (www.avlditest.com) is a Graz-based company creating such embedded measurement and diagnostic devices that are used in harsh environments.

In this project, we are working in cooperation with AVL DiTEST towards exchanging their current device-to-device communication with BLE.

To ensure a high user experience, it is essential that the BLE communication between embedded device and laptop works reliably and does not introduce significant communication delays. Furthermore, it is vital that the BLE communication between embedded device and laptop is compliant to the BLE specification to ensure interoperability .


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Student Target Groups:

  • Students of ICE/Telematics,
  • Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering.

Thesis Type:

  • Student project/thesis

Goals and Tasks:

  • The main goal of this project is analyze, implement, and evaluate different possibilities to connect AVL DiTEST systems via BLE to a technicians laptop. The tasks to be performed include:
  • Investigate different approaches to exchange data between devices over BLE connections
  • Create prototype implementations of the different BLE connectivity approaches
  • Experimentally evaluate the approaches and discuss their advantages and drawbacks

Recommended Prior Knowledge:

  • Excellent programming skills (C)
  • Good experience with embedded systems
  • Problem solving skills and hands-on attitude
  • Good understanding of both HW and SW
  • Knowledge of Bluetooth Low Energy is a plus

Start:

  • As soon as possible

Duration in months:

3+6 months (Master project + thesis)

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