[Tinyos-help] CTP beacon intervals

Philip Levis pal at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Apr 2 15:39:23 PDT 2010

On Apr 2, 2010, at 2:04 PM, Islam Hegazy wrote:

> Thanks for your reply.
> I don't get the point of firing the timer between t/2 and t. Why not choose a time between 0 and t?
> Regards
> Islam

Short answer: [0,t] leads to degenerate behavior such that you get O(sqrt(N)) transmissions/unit time rather than O(log(n)) transmissions.

Long answer: read the Trickle paper.


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