Phoenix: An Epidemic Approach to Time Reconstruction

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

Harsh deployment environments and uncertain run-time conditions create numerous challenges for postmortem time reconstruction methods. For example, motes often reboot and thus lose their clock state, considering that the majority of mote platforms lack a real-time clock. While existing time reconstruction methods for long-term data gathering networks rely on a persistent basestation for assigning global timestamps to measurements, the basestation may be unavailable due to hardware and software faults.