PulseSS: A microcontroller implementation of Pulse-coupled Scheduling and Synchronization protocol for cluster-based wireless sensor networks

Reinhard Gentz, Anna Scaglione, Lorenzo Ferrari, Y. W. Peter Hong

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Abstract

We propose a new protocol, named Pulse coupled Synchronization and Scheduling (PulseSS), inspired by the dynamics of pulse coupled oscillators (PCO). PulseSS coordination signaling mechanism provides both decentralized network synchronization and time division multiple access scheduling for clustered networks. Contrary to previous PCO based protocols proposed for scheduling, PulseSS can resolve conflicts in locally connected networks, enabling mesh infrastructures to work synchronously using this protocol. At the same time the protocol retains the adaptivity and light-weight nature of PCO protocols both in terms of signaling as well as computations. In the paper we demonstrate the efficiency of PulseSS for TinyOS systems, with an outage rate of only 8.0%, compared to 23.5% for traditional CSMA-CA, while also providing time synchronization across the network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages536-541
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781509003655
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 2016
Event2nd IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Dec 14 2015Dec 16 2015

Other

Other2nd IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period12/14/1512/16/15

Keywords

  • clustered networks
  • distributed time scheduling
  • Pulse coupled oscillators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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