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Method of synchronization without broadcasting synchronization signal

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NSA

A method of synchronizing stations without broadcasting a synchronization signal. Presetting an environmental variable into each station prior to deploying the stations. Presetting an interval of time into each station prior to deployment. Deploying the stations. Waiting the interval of time. Measuring the environmental variable at each station. Returning to the fourth step if the measurement is not within a first user-definable range. Returning to the fifth step if the measurement is not within a second user-definable range. Synchronizing a clock within the station to the time that a synchronization event is measured, and returning to the fourth step.

Inventors: 
Gregory, Machon B.; Schuett, Angela M.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Communications
FIle Date: 
2005-04-07
Grant Date: 
2007-06-05
Grant time: 
789 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY