Master-Slave Mutual Time Synchronization in a Wireless Body Area Network

Giuseppe Coviello, Gianfranco Avitabile, Claudio Talarico, Janet M. Wang-Roveda, Antonello Florio

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Abstract

Time synchronization plays a crucial role in every distributed system and is particularly critical in Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs), composed of several motes connected with different sensors. For health status monitoring applications using a star-topology to reduce the number of employed units, often the master node also integrates some sensors. In this paper we discuss in detail the issues associated with the inclusion of the master in the synchronization procedure, proposing a strategy that guarantees the complete master/slave synchronization. The proposed technique can be employed concurrently with every protocol which does not embed network time synchronization features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMWSCAS 2022 - 65th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665402798
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event65th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2022 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Aug 7 2022Aug 10 2022

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume2022-August

Conference

Conference65th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2022
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period8/7/228/10/22

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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