This paper proposes an energy-efficient time synchronization scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks(WSNs) based on the IEEE 1588 standard. Although a number of methods have been studied for time synchronization of WSNs, some applications require high precision time synchronization with very low power consumption. This paper presents a reduced implementation of IEEE 1588 precision time protocol (PTP) for WSNs. Within the proposed synchronization approach, a sensor node is synchronized using the timing message generated by a master node synchronized with GPS. This paper also presents experiments to evaluate the performance of the precision time synchronization of a slave-master pair of sensor nodes.
CitationToma, D. [et al.]. Precision timing in TDMA - based Wireless Sensor Network through IEEE 1588 standard. A: IMEKO World Congress. "Proceedings 19th IMEKO TC-4, Barcelona, Spain Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya July 18th and 19th, 2013". Barcelona: 2013, p. 683-686.
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