A Light Weight Method for Maintaining Clock Synchronization for Networked Systems
Source: University of Notre Dame
Maintaining synchronization of clocks between wireless systems is a well known problem of which significant research has been performed. This has lead to a variety of methods introduced to maintain clock synchronization. Typically, works are heavy weight in that they require constant communication between systems in order to maintain clock synchronization on the order of microseconds. Unfortunately, for many applications the cost of constant communication to ensure clock synchronization is neither desirable nor acceptable. Additionally, for applications such as link state routing, delay measurements and quality of service measurements, clock synchronization on the order of microseconds is not necessary, and synchronization on the order of milliseconds is sufficient.