A radio synchronization technique that dispenses with GPS (Global Positioning System) for OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing)-based broadband networks is described. UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) employs three main mechanisms, a node, transport channel and radio interface synchronization. The RNC (Radio Network Controller) is used as a key network component for the centralized synchronization mechanism. Here, we explore a more accurate and simpler asynchronous technique for broadband networks from the perspective of a distributed manner, where MSs (Mobile Stations) play an important role in timing adjustment. Propagation delay and the hierarchical synchronization mechanism are taken into account in the mathematical analysis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering