A Fractional Approach to Time Synchronization in Wireless Body Area Networks

Giuseppe Coviello, Gianfranco Avitabile, Claudio Talarico, Janet Roveda, Antonello Florio

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Abstract

The paper introduces an extremely simple and ultra low-power time synchronization algorithm mainly thought for Body Area Networks. Time synchronization of different sensor nodes represents an important issue for both real-time and off-line data merging applications. The core of this modular approach is a fractional-timer concept, borrowed from the Phase-Locked Loops theory, and a heuristic routine managing the on/off switching of the radio section of the device. Preliminary results are presented proving the benefits in terms of power consumption and improved precision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages933-936
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665424615
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2021 - Virtual, East Lansing, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2021Aug 11 2021

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2021-August
ISSN (Print)1548-3746

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, East Lansing
Period8/9/218/11/21

Keywords

  • Body Area Networks
  • Fractional Timer
  • Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
  • Time Synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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