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Communication Timing Control with Interference Detection for Wireless Sensor Networks


This paper deals with a novel communication timing control for wireless networks and radio interference problem. Communication timing control is based on the mutual synchronization of coupled phase oscillatory dynamics with a stochastic adaptation, according to the history of collision frequency in communication nodes. Through local and fully distributed interactions in the communication network, the coupled phase dynamics self-organizes collision-free communication. In wireless communication, the influence of the interference wave causes unexpected collisions. Therefore, we propose a more effective timing control by selecting the interaction nodes according to the received signal strength.



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Kubo, Y., Sekiyama, K. Communication Timing Control with Interference Detection for Wireless Sensor Networks. J Wireless Com Network 2007, 054968 (2006).

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  • Sensor Network
  • Wireless Network
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Wireless Communication
  • Receive Signal Strength