BlueNet is a wireless ad hoc network solution built upon Bluetooth Low Energy. This solution relies on the Bluetooth Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) and contains a series of protocols for multi-hop communications. BlueNet is designed with special consideration in off-the-grid network and emergency communications, and it enables dynamic and automatic network formation among BLE-equipped devices (e.g., phones, tablets, etc).


Source Code




  • Joshua Siva, Jian Yang, and Christian Poellabauer. "Connection-less BLE performance Evaluation on Smartphones", Procedia Computer Science 155 (2019): 51-58.
  • Jian Yang, Christian Poellabauer, Pramita Mitra, Jayanthi Rao, and Cynthia Neubecker."BlueNet: BLE-Based Ad-Hoc Communications Without Predefined Roles", Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Smart World Congress (SmartWorld 2017), San Francisco, CA, August 2017.

Project Members

  • Dr. Christian Poellabauer
  • Jian Yang
  • Joshua Siva