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Distributed Probabilistic Synchronization Algorithms for Communication Networks

Akar, Mehmet and Shorten, Robert (2008) Distributed Probabilistic Synchronization Algorithms for Communication Networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 53 (1). pp. 389-393. ISSN 0018-9286

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a probabilistic synchronization algorithm whose convergence properties are examined using tools of rowstochastic matrices. The proposed algorithm is particularly well suited for wireless sensor network applications, where connectivity is not guaranteed at all times, and energy efficiency is an important design consideration. The tradeoff between the convergence speed and the energy use is studied.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Postprint version of original published article. The definitive version of this article is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org. DOI: 10.1109/TAC.2007.914224
Keywords: Terms—Common Lyapunov function; consensus; scrambling matrix; switched systems; synchronization;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 3601
Depositing User: Dr. Robert Shorten
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 15:23
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: Yes
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