|Title||L-PTP: a Novel Clock Synchronization Protocol for Powerline Networks|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2012|
|Authors||Lo Bello, L., Raucea, A., G. Patti, and O. Mirabella|
|Conference Name||IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)|
|Conference Location||Krakow, Poland|
This paper proposes a Lightweight version of the Precision Time Protocol, called L-PTP, for implementation on Powerline communication systems. The aim of this novel protocol is to reduce the number of messages exchanged to achieve synchronization, without penalizing its quality. L-PTP introduces several modifications to the original PTP and can be implemented on COTS devices. The paper focuses on the protocol and on the benefits of its combination with a virtual clock computation performed by a dynamic clock synchronization algorithm.