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Response Time Analysis of Multi-Hop HaRTES Ethernet Switch Networks


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


10th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems


In this paper we focus on micro-segmented switched-Ethernet networks with HaRTES switches. HaRTES switches provide synchronous and asynchronous real-time traffic scheduling, dynamic Quality-of-Service adaptation and transparent integration of real-time and non-real-time nodes. Herein we investigate the challenges of connecting multiple HaRTES switches in order to build multi-hop communication and we propose a method, named Distributed Global Scheduling, to handle the traffic forwarding in such an architecture while preserving the unique properties of the single HaRTES switch case. Moreover, we develop a response time analysis for the method. We also evaluate the level of pessimism embodied in the analysis. Finally, we show the applicability of the proposed method in an industrial setting by applying it in an automotive case study.


author = {Mohammad Ashjaei and Paulo Pedreiras and Moris Behnam and Reinder J. Bril and Luis Almeida and Thomas Nolte},
title = {Response Time Analysis of Multi-Hop HaRTES Ethernet Switch Networks},
month = {May},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {10th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems},
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