Jan Kamieth, Till Steinbach, Franz Korf, Thomas C. Schmidt,
Design of TDMA-based In-Car Networks: Applying Multiprocessor Scheduling Strategies on Time-triggered Switched Ethernet Communication,
In: Proc. of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ser. ETFA 2014, IEEE Press : Piscataway, NJ, USA, Sep. 2014.

Abstract: Real-time Ethernet variants gain importance for communication infrastructure of various time-critical domains, such as in-car networks. Synchronous time-triggered traffic guarantees strict timing but requires a detailed schedule for all participants. Designing these schedules by hand is extensive work and with increasing network size almost impossible. In this paper, we contribute a mapping of the time-triggered network scheduling problem into the domain of multiprocessor scheduling. This set of transformation rules allows us to apply established scheduling algorithms as well as new strategies to organise time-triggered switched networks. Experimental results from a prototype implementation of a scheduling framework based on this mapping show the feasibility of our concept. The framework demonstrates a multiple solver approach that uses algorithms with different optimality criteria in parallel.

Themes: Time-Sensitive Networking


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