• Vol 7, No 7 (2016)
  • Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering

Broadcast-based Skew Correction Technique for Wireless Sensor Networks

Wasan Lasoi, Sataporn Pornpromlikit


Publish at : 30 Dec 2016 - 00:00
IJtech : IJtech Vol 7, No 7 (2016)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v7i7.4950

Cite this article as:
Lasoi, W.., & Pornpromlikit, S.. 2016. Broadcast-based Skew Correction Technique for Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Technology. Volume 7(7), pp.1232-1238
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Wasan Lasoi Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand
Sataporn Pornpromlikit Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand
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Abstract

Time synchronization is a vital process in wireless sensor networks, where energy sources are highly limited. In this work, we propose a broadcast-based skew correction technique that will improve both the accuracy and the lifetime of any time synchronization protocol that only corrects time offsets among sensor nodes. Using time information transmitted periodically by the root node, each client node can compensate its software clock frequency in real time after an initial offset correction. The experimental results show that a clock skew below 0.05 us/s can be consistently achieved with appropriate compensation parameters after the correction process is stabilized.


Broadcast; Offset correction; Skew correction; Time synchronization; Wireless sensor network (WSN)