L-PTP: a Novel Clock Synchronization Protocol for Powerline Networks

TitleL-PTP: a Novel Clock Synchronization Protocol for Powerline Networks
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2012
AuthorsLo Bello, L., Raucea, A., G. Patti, and O. Mirabella
Conference NameIEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)
Edition17th
Pagination1-4
Date Published09/2012
Conference LocationKrakow, Poland
Abstract

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.

URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6489774
DOI10.1109/ETFA.2012.6489774
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