Reverse Flooding: Exploiting Radio Interference for Efficient Propagation Delay Compensation in WSN Clock Synchronization

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Provided by: Lund University
Topic: Networking
Format: PDF
Clock synchronization is a necessary component in modern distributed systems, especially Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Despite the great effort and the numerous improvements, the existing synchronization schemes do not yet address the cancellation of propagation delays. Up to a few years ago, this was not perceived as a problem, because the time-stamping precision was a more limiting factor for the accuracy achievable with a synchronization scheme. However, the recent introduction of efficient flooding schemes based on constructive interference has greatly improved the achievable accuracy, to the point where propagation delays can effectively become the main source of error.
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