The Research on Time Synchronization Protocol of Lightweight for Wireless Sensor Network
Abstract— Time synchronization technology is a challenging area of research in wireless sensor network. The diversity of wireless sensor network leads to the diversity of demands on the time synchronization mechanism; therefore, it is impossible to use one kind of time synchronization mechanism to satisfy all application requirements. Due to its own characteristics, wireless sensor network needs special requirements in synchronization precision, synchronization scope, and energy consumption etc. This paper presents a lightweight and active time synchronization protocol for wireless sensor network, being called LATS for short. It ensures that the synchronization accuracy in practical applications meets the circumstances while reducing the energy costs as far as possible. Finally, the performance of this protocol is proved by experiment.
Index Terms— WSN, Time Synchronization, Protocol, Active, Lightweight
Department of Media Technology and Communication, Northeast Electric Power University, CHINA
College of Science, Northeast Electric Power University, CHINA
Ideal Research Institute of Information Technology, Northeast Normal University, CHINA
Cite: Peng Lu, Xiao Cong, Zhe Cao, "The Research on Time Synchronization Protocol of Lightweight for Wireless Sensor Network," Proceedings of 2018 the 8th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 502-506, Bangkok, 28-30 June, 2018.