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Simulation study of beacon time synchronization algorithm in low rate wireless personal area networks

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Date Issued:
2005
Summary:
In a beacon-enabled network, nodes send beacons when they are ready to transmit or receive messages from the other sensors in their communication range. If the beacons are not synchronized in time, a sensor might receive more than one beacon and hence will not be able to demodulate the beacon, thereby, being isolated from the network. As a result coverage nulls are introduced in the system. To address the above mentioned issues, Motorola Labs have proposed an algorithm for synchronizing the beacons in a wireless personal area network. In this thesis, extensive study of the proposed beacon time synchronization algorithm is done using OPNET as a simulation tool. Simulation is carried out by designing a detailed model of the algorithm using IEEE 802.15.4 as a reference. In depth analysis of the simulation results has been carried out. The results obtained are compared with those of existing time synchronization methods.
Title: Simulation study of beacon time synchronization algorithm in low rate wireless personal area networks.
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Name(s): Shrivastav, Madhu.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Mahgoub, Imad, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 105 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: In a beacon-enabled network, nodes send beacons when they are ready to transmit or receive messages from the other sensors in their communication range. If the beacons are not synchronized in time, a sensor might receive more than one beacon and hence will not be able to demodulate the beacon, thereby, being isolated from the network. As a result coverage nulls are introduced in the system. To address the above mentioned issues, Motorola Labs have proposed an algorithm for synchronizing the beacons in a wireless personal area network. In this thesis, extensive study of the proposed beacon time synchronization algorithm is done using OPNET as a simulation tool. Simulation is carried out by designing a detailed model of the algorithm using IEEE 802.15.4 as a reference. In depth analysis of the simulation results has been carried out. The results obtained are compared with those of existing time synchronization methods.
Identifier: 9780496991426 (isbn), 13227 (digitool), FADT13227 (IID), fau:10084 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Wireless LANs
Extranets (Computer networks)
Wireless communication systems
Data transmission systems
Computer network protocols
Home computer networks
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