Fast, self-adaptive timing-synchronisation algorithm for 802.11 MANET

Hisa-Aki Tanaka, Osamu Masugata, Daisuke Ohta, Akio Hasegawa, and Peter Davis
IEE Electronics Letters, 2006.


In multihop ad hoc networks that use conventional IEEE 802.11, long transient resynchronisation states are often generated when multiple IBSSs merge. A simple modification of the conventional timing synchronisation method is proposed to reduce such synchronis- ation bottlenecks. When the proposed modification is applied, a self-adaptive synchronisation ability is observed in simulations, which makes resynchronisation times much shorter and reduces energy consumption.

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