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Exploring Alternatives to use Master/Slave Full Duplex Switched Ethernet for Avionics Embedded Applications

Mifdaoui, Ahlem and Behman, Moris and Nolte, Thomas and Pedreiras, Paulo and Almeida, Luis and Marau, Ricardo Exploring Alternatives to use Master/Slave Full Duplex Switched Ethernet for Avionics Embedded Applications. (2012) In: 11th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN'12) In conjunction with the 24th Euromicro International Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS), 10-13 Jul 2012, Pisa, Italy .

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Abstract

The complexity of distributed real-time systems, including military embedded applications, is increasing due to an increasing number of nodes, their functionality and higher amounts of exchanged data. This higher complexity imposes major development challenges when nonfunctional properties must be enforced. On the other hand, the current military communication networks are a generation old and are no longer effective in facing such increasingly complex requirements. A new communication network, based on Full Duplex Switched Ethernet and Master/slave approach, has been proposed previously. However, this initial approach is not efficient in terms of network bandwidth utilization. In this paper we propose two new alternative approaches that can use the network bandwidth more efficiently. In addition we provide a preliminary qualitative assessment of the three approaches concerning different factors such as performance, scalability, complexity and flexibility.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE
Other partners > Mälardalen University - MDH (SWEDEN)
Other partners > Universidade de Aveiro (PORTUGAL)
Other partners > Universidade do Porto - UP (PORTUGAL)
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Deposited By: ahlem mifdaoui

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