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Clock synchronization for wireless sensor networks: a survey

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Clock synchronization for wireless sensor networks: a survey
Recent advances in micro-electromechanical (MEMS) technology have led to the development of small, lowcost, and low-power sensors. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are large-scale networks of such sensors, dedicated to observing and monitoring various aspects of the physical world. In such networks, data from each sensor is agglomerated using data fusion to form a single meaningful result, which makes time synchronization between sensors highly desirable. This paper surveys and evaluates existing clock synchronization protocols based on a palette of factors like precision, accuracy, cost, and complexity. The design considerations presented here can help developers either in choosing an existing synchronization protocol or in defining a new protocol that is best suited to the specific needs of a sensor-network application. Finally, the survey provides a valuable framework by which designers can compare new and existing synchronization protocols. i
Bharath Sundararaman, Ugo Buy, Ajay D. Kshemkalyan
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Type Journal
Year 2005
Where ADHOC
Authors Bharath Sundararaman, Ugo Buy, Ajay D. Kshemkalyani
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