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Femtocell Network Time Synchronization Protocols and Schemes

Hasan, M.K. and Saeed, Rashid A. and Hassan Abdalla Hashim, Aisha and Islam, Shayla and A. Alsaqour, Raed and A. Alahdal, Tariq (2012) Femtocell Network Time Synchronization Protocols and Schemes. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4 (23). pp. 5136-5143. ISSN (Online): 2040-7467 ISSN (Print): 2040-7459

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Abstract

The femtocell network allows connecting to cellular network through broadband connection. In femtocell, time with network synchronization becomes a critical issue at present. Synchronization is a process which is required in the femtocell network due to the shortcomings of centralized coordination between a number of femtocell Base Station (fBS) and clock synchronization server. Time synchronization procedure allows exchanging message that contains timestamp and delay measurement. There are several time synchronization protocols and algorithms based on precision which are Network Time Protocol (NTP), Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), IEEE 1588 Timing Protocol, enhancement of IEEE 1588 timing and receiverreceiver synchronization scheme. In this study, we investigated some of the time synchronization protocols and schemes for femtocell network. In addition, we proposed intra-cluster synchronization scheme to minimize the clock offset and skew for better synchronization accuracy. The proposed scheme is able to perform precise synchronization for clock offset and clock skew than the existing receiver-receiver synchronization scheme.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2523/29009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femtocell network, IEEE 1588, NTP, time synchronization
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices > TK7885 Computer engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Aisha Hassan Abdalla Hashim
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2013 08:13
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 10:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29009

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