Hard real-time communication with the timed token protocol: Current state and challenging problems

Sijing Zhang, Alan Burns, Jing Chen, E. Stewart Lee

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Abstract

With the increasing use of distributed real-time systems, the ability of communication networks to handle real-time traffic is becoming more and more important. The timed token medium access control protocol, which has been now incorporated into several network standards such as FDDI and SAFENET due to its special timing property of bounded medium access time, is one of the most suitable and attractive candidate communication protocols for supporting distributed hard real-time applications. Extensive research has been conducted on using the timed token protocol to guarantee timely transmission of messages in a communication environment with hard real-time requirements. This paper intends to present a comprehensive review on recent advances in hard real-time communication with the timed token protocol. In addition, several challenging problems are identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-295
Number of pages25
JournalReal-Time Systems
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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