Timing-sync protocol for sensor networks

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Timing-sync protocol for sensor networks
Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks have emerged as an interesting and important research area in the last few years. The applications envisioned for such networks require collaborative execution of a distributed task amongst a large set of sensor nodes. This is realized by exchanging messages that are timestamped using the local clocks on the nodes. Therefore, time synchronization becomes an indispensable piece of infrastructure in such systems. For years, protocols such as NTP have kept the clocks of networked systems in perfect synchrony. However, this new class of networks has a large density of nodes and very limited energy resource at every node; this leads to scalability requirements while limiting the resources that can be used to achieve them. A new approach to time synchronization is needed for sensor networks. In this paper, we present Timing-sync Protocol for Sensor Networks (TPSN) that aims at providing network-wide time synchronization in a sensor network. The algorithm work...
Saurabh Ganeriwal, Ram Kumar, Mani B. Srivastava
Added 05 Jul 2010
Updated 05 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2003
Authors Saurabh Ganeriwal, Ram Kumar, Mani B. Srivastava
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