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Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Parameter Estimation, Performance Benchmarks, and Protocols

Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Parameter Estimation, Performance Benchmarks, and Protocols

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Erchin Serpedin, Qasim M. Chaudhari
Cambridge University Press, 7/30/2009
EAN 9780521764421, ISBN10: 0521764424

Hardcover, 244 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

Wireless sensor networks are set to play a key role in a wide range of civilian and military applications, with tiny sensors connected through wireless links performing various sensing, computing, communication, and control tasks in highly distributed systems. This book presents a critical element in the deployment of wireless sensor networks: the process of synchronization. It summarizes the most important clock synchronization protocols proposed for wireless sensor networks with special emphasis placed on deriving efficient clock offset estimation schemes and performance benchmarks. Graduate students of electrical and computer engineering and computer science will find this a valuable resource, as will engineers who are interested in designing efficient clock synchronization algorithms and improving the performance of existing synchronization protocols.

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Signal models for time synchronization
3. Time synchronization protocols
4. Fundamental approaches to time synchronization
5. MVUE of clock offset
6. Clock offset and skew estimation
7. Schemes for estimation of clock offset and skew
8. Pairwise broadcast synchronization
9. Energy efficient estimation
10. Clock synchronization of inactive nodes
11. Adaptive multi-hop time synchronization
12. Clock drift estimation
13. Synchronization in a receiver-receiver protocol
14. Robust estimation of clock offset
15. Conclusions and future directions
References
Acronyms
Index.