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Analysis and optimiozation of heterogeneous avionics networks

Ayed, Hamdi. Analysis and optimiozation of heterogeneous avionics networks. PhD, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, 2014

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Abstract

The aim of my thesis is to provide a resources-efficient gateway to connect Input/Output (I/O) CAN buses to a backbone network based on AFDX technology, in modern avionics communication architectures. Currently, the Remote Data Concentrator (RDC) is the main standard for gateways in avionics; and the existing implementations do not integrate any resource management mechanism. To handle these limitations, we design an enhanced CAN-AFDX RDC integrating new functions: (i) Frame Packing (FP) allowing to reduce communication overheads with reference to the currently used "1 to 1" frame conversion strategy; (ii) Hierarchical Traffic Shaping (HTS) to reduce contention on the CAN bus. Furthermore, our proposed RDC allows the connection of multiple I/O CAN buses to AFDX while guaranteeing isolation between different criticality levels, using a software partitioning mechanism. To analyze the performance guarantees offered by our proposed RDC, we considered two metrics: the end-to-end latency and the induced AFDX bandwidth consumption. Furthermore, an optimization process was proposed to achieve an optimal configuration of our proposed RDC, i.e., minimizing the bandwidth utilization while meeting the real-time constraints of communication. Finally, the capacity of our proposed RDC to meet the emerging avionics requirements has been validated through a realistic avionics case study.

Item Type:PhD Thesis
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
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Fraboul, Christian and Mifdaoui, Ahlem
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