Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering (CSECE 2018)

Observation-based Clock Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks

Authors
Ayako Arao, Hiroaki Higaki
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Ayako Arao
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/csece-18.2018.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
wireless sensor networks; observation time; local clock synchronization; relative drift estimation; relative offset estimation
Abstract
In wireless sensor networks, each wireless sensor node records events occurred in its observation area with their observation time. Each wireless sensor node possesses its own local clock whose drift and offset are generally different from the others. By using observation records of the commonly observed events by neighbor wireless sensor nodes, this paper proposes a novel method to estimate the relative drift and offset between local clocks of the neighbor wireless sensor nodes. Here, each sensor node only detects the occurrences of events and cannot achieve the locations where the events occur. Hence, commonly observed events between neighbor wireless sensor nodes are required to be detected. Our proposed method applies a heuristic that multiple observation records in neighbor wireless sensor nodes whose intervals are the same are estimated to be commonly observed events.
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Proceedings
2018 International Conference on Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering (CSECE 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
February 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-487-3
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/csece-18.2018.7How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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