Decentralized Network-level Synchronization in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

by SPYROS VOULGARIS, MATTHEW DOBSON, MAARTEN VAN STEEN
Sept. 12, 2017 1 comment www.distributed-systems.net Apps & Hardening

In this paper, we address the problem of synchronizing node radios to a single universal schedule in wireless mobile ad hoc networks that can potentially consist of thousands of nodes. More specically, we are interested in operating the network with duty cycles that can be less than 1 percent of the total cycle time. We identify the fundamental issues that govern cluster merging, and provide a detailed comparison of various policies using extensive simulations based on a variety of mobility patterns. We propose a specic scheme that allows a 4,000- node network to stay synchronized with a duty cycle of approximately 0.7 percent. Our work is based on an existing, experimental MAC protocol that we use for real-world applications, and is validated in a real network of around 120 mobile nodes.

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Steven Ulm 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hard to read. Please consider revising it as the subject is really interesting!

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