Distributed timing synchronization for sensor networks with coupled discrete-time oscillators

M. Cremaschi, O. Simeone, U. Spagnolini

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Abstract

Physical layer-based distributed timing synchronization among nodes of a wireless network is currently being investigated in the literature as an interesting alternative to packet synchronization. In this paper, we analyze the convergence properties of such a system through algebraic graph theory, by modelling the nodes as discrete-time oscillators and taking into account the specific features of wireless channels (e.g., reciprocity, fading). The analysis is corroborated by numerical results and by comparison with the performance of a practical implementation of the distributed synchronization algorithm over a bandlimited noisy channel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages690-694
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1424406269, 9781424406265
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006 - Reston, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 25 2006Sep 28 2006

Publication series

Name2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Adhoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
Volume2

Other

Other2006 3rd Annual IEEE Communications Society on Sensor and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, Secon 2006
CountryUnited States
CityReston, VA
Period9/25/069/28/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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