Mifdaoui, Ahlem and Frances, Fabrice and Fraboul, Christian Performance analysis of a Master/Slave switched Ethernet for military embedded applications. (2010) IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 6 (n° 4). pp. 534-547. ISSN 1551-3203
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2010.2060205
Current military communication network is a generation old and is no longer effective in meeting the emerging requirements imposed by the next generation military embedded applications. A new communication network based upon Full Duplex Switched Ethernet is proposed in this paper to overcome these limitations. To allow existing military subsystems to be easily supported by a Switched Ethernet network, our proposal consists in keeping their current centralized communication scheme by using an optimized master/slave transmission control on Switched Ethernet thanks to the Flexible Time Triggered (FTT) paradigm. Our main objective is to assess the performance of such a proposal and estimate the quality of service we can expect in terms of latency. Using the Network Calculus formalism, schedulability analysis are determined. These analysis are illustrated in the case of a realistic military embedded application extracted from a real military aircraft network, to highlight the proposal's ability to support the required time constrained communications.
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