Simultaneous distributed carrier synchronization and data transmission in wireless sensor networks

Lazar Berbakov, Marko Beko

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Collaborative beamforming is a promising technique for improving energy efficiency of uplink communications in wireless sensor networks. It is based on the fact that, if carrier phases of individual sensor nodes are synchronized precisely enough, sensor nodes can jointly form a beampattern with stable mainlobe. In this paper, we analyze the bit error rate performance of such collaborative transmission. In particular, we consider a decentralized antenna array where sensors are allowed to perform distributed carrier synchronization and collaborative data transmission simultaneously. We evaluate the system performance by using numerical simulations and provide a semianalytical solution for the overall bit error rate as a function of the algorithm's iteration index.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 22nd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2014 - Proceedings of Papers
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-6191-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event22nd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2014 - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 25 Nov 201427 Nov 2014


Conference22nd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2014


  • Collaborative Beamforming
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


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