Synchronizing clocks in distributed networks

Xia, W. & Cao, M., 15-Mar-2011. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Very recently it has been shown that clocks in distributed
networks cannot be synchronized precisely even in idealized
situations when asymmetric delays are present [1]. In
this paper by determining the clock synchronization errors
in the similar settings of the impossibility result just mentioned,
we are able to show that the clocks can get synchronized
within an acceptable range of accuracy. After analyzing
the basic case of synchronizing two clocks with asymmetric
time delays in the two-way message passing process,
we show the convergence of the synchronization errors for
n-clock direct ring networks, in which neighboring clocks
are likely to experience severe asymmetric time delays.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 15-Mar-2011
Event30th Benelux meeting on Systems and Control - Lommel, Belgium
Duration: 15-Mar-201117-Mar-2011


Conference30th Benelux meeting on Systems and Control


30th Benelux meeting on Systems and Control


Lommel, Belgium

Event: Conference


  • Synchronizing clocks, distributed networks

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