Fine Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Gossip Averaging Algorithms

@article{Marchal2008FineSF,
  title={Fine Synchronization for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Gossip Averaging Algorithms},
  author={Nicolas Mar{\'e}chal and Jean-Beno{\^i}t Pierrot and Jean-Marie Gorce},
  journal={2008 IEEE International Conference on Communications},
  year={2008},
  pages={4963-4967}
}
As synchronization preambles represent a great overhead on wireless data packets, it could be interesting to powerful them. Fine synchronization solves this problem by homogenizing clock drift values on network regions. When coupled with any clock bias consensus method (coarse synchronization), fine synchronization allows the setup of time-based medium multiplexing schemes (TDMA, Slotted-ALOHA, ...) . This paper deals with a lightweight method able to perform the computation of local clock… CONTINUE READING
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