Mifdaoui, Ahlem and Frances, Fabrice and Fraboul, Christian Centralized vs distributed communication scheme on switched ethernet for embedded military applications. (2009) In: IEEE Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems, 08-10 July 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Current military communication network is a generation old and is no longer effective in meeting the emerging requirements imposed by the future embedded military applications. Therefore, a new interconnection system is needed to overcome these limitations. Two new communication networks based upon Full Duplex Switched Ethernet are presented herein in this aim. The first one uses a distributed communication scheme where equipments can emit their data simultaneously, which clearly improves system’s throughput and flexibility. However, migrating all existing applications into a compliant form could be an expensive step. To avoid this process, the second proposal consists in keeping the current centralized communication scheme. Our objective is to assess and compare the real time guarantees that each proposal can offer. The paper includes the functional description of each proposed communication network and a military avionic application to highlight proposals ability to support the required time constrained communications.
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