An Improved Lightweight Synchronisation Primitive For Sensornets

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Title of host publicationIEEE 6th International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2009, 12-15 October 2009, Macau (S.A.R.), China
DatePublished - 1 Dec 2009
Number of pages10
PublisherIEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA
Place of PublicationMacau
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5113-5


Sensornets must allocate limited computation and energy resources efficiently to maximise utility and lifetime. This task is complicated by the need to coordinate activity between nodes as sensornets are necessarily real-time collaborative systems. In this paper we present and evaluate lightweight adaptive protocols based on pulse-coupled oscillators to synchronise tasks within a unicellular sensornet. A near-optimal schedule is constructed and dynamically maintained under non-ideal network conditions.

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