An improvement of energy efficient multi-hop time synchronization algorithm in wireless sensor network

Zhehan Ding, N. Yamauchi

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Abstract

Time synchronization is a crucial component for wireless sensor network (WSN), because large populations of sensor nodes will collaborate in order to complete the data gathering, data fusion and localization. In a wireless sensor network with large scale of energy limited nodes, multi-hop time synchronization is necessarily applied. Some protocols such as RBS and TSPN can be used based on a spanning tree network for multi-hop. However most of the methods mainly focus on the precision of synchronization. In fact energy efficiency is also a challenge in a resource-limited WSN. In this paper an improved scheme of multi-hop time synchronization is proposed with the purpose of reducing energy consumption and lengthening sensor nodes' life. Performance analyses and simulations are also presented. First the proposed method has a better synchronization error performance. Second this proposed scheme consumes less energy than RBS and can decrease overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010
Pages116-120
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 12
Event2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2010 Jun 252010 Jun 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/6/2510/6/27

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Overhead
  • Time synchronization
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Ding, Z., & Yamauchi, N. (2010). An improvement of energy efficient multi-hop time synchronization algorithm in wireless sensor network. In Proceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010 (pp. 116-120). [5541751] (Proceedings - 2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Information Security, WCNIS 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCINS.2010.5541751