EnEFiS

Photo by Guido Dietl)

Background

The research project “Energy Efficient Firefly Synchronization” (EnEFiS) is an internal project of the Communications Laboratory at the Landshut University of Applied Sciences.

Run Time

March 15th 2019 until now

Summary

This research project develops and investigates synchronization algorithms for energy efficient meshed networks. Energy efficiency is of special interest because it results in networks with high battery lifes and low maintenance costs. The focus with respect to synchronization lies on self-organized and decentralized synchronization methods like, e.g., the firefly synchronization algorithm which is based on pulse-coupled oscillators and is motivated by nature where firefly swarms synchronize in a similar way.

The following movie shows a simulation of a communications network whose nodes are synchronized based on the firefly synchronization algorithm.

Animation demonstrating firefly synchronization of a communications network (source: G. Dietl)

The following movie shows a hardware realization of a communications network whose nodes are synchronized based on the firefly synchronization algorithm.

Video demonstrating firefly synchronization of a communications network (source: G. Dietl)
Guido Dietl
Guido Dietl
Professor of Communications Engineering

My main research interests include wireless sensor networks, synchronization, software defined radios, all types of MIMO communications (massive, mmWave, near-field, multicell, multiuser, etc.), and digital signal processing.

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