Development of an IEEE 1588 Simulator and Analysis of UAVs’ Synchronization in a FANET environment
The application of IEEE 1588 standard is becoming quite common in distribution of synchronization information in packet networks. Studies of synchronization accuracy that can be reached with protocol, defined in IEEE 1588 are essential for application design, both in telecommunications and in sensors industry. This paper presents a new strategy for simulation of distribution synchronization which is more scalable and where simulation time is better controlled. The authors propose a strategy to use this simulation technique in an environment where the synchronization information exchange is impaired by nodes movement, besides traffic bottlenecks in the network.