Linear Pulse-Coupled Oscillators Model¬—A New Approach for Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Abstract

Mutual synchronization is a ubiquitous phenomenon that exists in various natural systems. The individual participants in this process can be modeled as oscillators, which interact by discrete pulses. In this paper, we analyze the synchronization condition of two- and multi-oscillators system, and propose a linear pulse-coupled oscillators model. We prove that the proposed model can achieve synchronization for almost all conditions. Numerical simulations are also included to investigate how different model parameters affect the synchronization. We also discuss the implementation of the model as a new approach for time synchronization in wireless sensor networks.

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Z. An, H. Zhu, M. Zhang, C. Xu, Y. Xu and X. Li, "Linear Pulse-Coupled Oscillators Model¬—A New Approach for Time Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2010, pp. 108-114. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2010.22015.

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