By Topic

Clock Synchronization Integrated with Traffic Smoothing Technique for Distributed Hard Real-Time Systems

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Hai Jin ; Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China ; Minghu Zhang ; Pengliu Tan

This paper introduces a novel lightweight clock synchronization protocol (LCSP) and BUB clock synchronization algorithm based on real-time micro-kernel. Unlike other clock synchronization approaches which rely on redundant exchanged messages, this approach takes advantages of the traffic smoothing technique at each end node to suppress or "block" other traffics during the clock synchronization duration. The BUB algorithm efficiently decreases the number of synchronization messages exchanged during each synchronization round and can easily extend to large distributed real-time systems. Performance evaluation results prove that the LCSP protocol and the BUB algorithm can provide perfect synchronization precision and are appropriate for most distributed hard real-time and embedded control systems, when integrated with the traffic smoothing technique.

Published in:

Computer and Information Technology, 2006. CIT '06. The Sixth IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

Sept. 2006