High-Resolution, Low-Power Time Synchronization an Oxymoron No More [Conference Paper]

NESL Technical Report #: 2010-1-4

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The time synchronization service has become an integral part of sensor network platforms and a lot of resources have been devoted to make it stable and more precise. While recent work improved the per-hop accuracy for long multi-hop networks, it seems that the overall mean accuracy has not been improving below about 1.5us, and low-power high-accuracy time synchronization at that level has been missing altogether. In this paper, we will present two key technologies, Temperature Compensated Time Synchronization, and Virtual High-resolution Time, that allow a 10x improvement in average power draw for duty-cycles <0.1% at a synchronization accuracy of <1us.

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Publication Forum: IPSN <b>[Best Paper Award]</b>

Date: 2010-04-01

Place: Stockholm, Sweden

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Document category: Conference Paper

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