Network-level synchronization in decentralized social ad-hoc networks

Matthew Dobson*, Spyros Voulgaris, Maarten van Steen

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Abstract

Social ad-hoc networks can be composed of a large number of tiny, wireless, battery-powered nodes, and exhibit arbitrary mobility. We aim to enable the execution of distributed applications that depend on capturing network dynamics across large-scale social ad-hoc networks. Conservation of the nodes' fixed energy budget is the chief concern in all design decisions, and necessitates that wireless communication is kept to a minimum. In this paper we present GMAC1: a gossiping TDMA MAC layer created to address these problems. We analyze its efficiency in achieving and maintaining a tight network-layer synchronization with respect to the active periods of node radios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA10)
PublisherIEEE
Pages206-212
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9143-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9144-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications, ICPCA 2010 - Maribor, Slovenia
Duration: 1 Dec 20103 Dec 2010
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications, ICPCA 2010
Abbreviated titleICPCA 2010
CountrySlovenia
CityMaribor
Period1/12/103/12/10

Keywords

  • Ad-hoc wireless networks
  • Duty cycle synchronization
  • TDMA MAC layer

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