標題: A quorum-based mechanism as an enhancement to clock synchronization protocols for IEEE 802.11 MANETs
作者: Chen, Shu-Min
Kuo, Sheng-Po
Tseng, Yu-Chee
資訊工程學系
Department of Computer Science
關鍵字: mobile ad hoc network;power saving mechanism;wireless network;clock synchronization
公開日期: 1-四月-2007
摘要: In wireless mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), it is essential that all mobile hosts (MHs) are synchronized to a common clock to support the power-saving (PS) mechanism. Many protocols have been proposed for clock synchronization in IEEE 802.11 MANETs. However, it is practically impossible for any protocol to completely solve the asynchronism problem especially when connectivity is achieved by multi-hop communication or when a network could be temporarily disconnected. In this work, we propose a quorum-based mechanism, which includes a new structure of beacon intervals for MHs to detect potential asynchronous neighbors and an enhanced beacon transmission rule to assist clock synchronization protocols to discover asynchronous neighbors within bounded time. The proposed mechanism should be regarded as an enhancement to existing clock synchronization protocols. Our simulation results show that the mechanism can effectively relieve the clock asynchronism problem for IEEE 802.11 MANETs.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCOM.2007.348285
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/10998
ISSN: 1089-7798
DOI: 10.1109/LCOM.2007.348285
期刊: IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
起始頁: 313
結束頁: 315
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