Florian Bartols: Performance Analysis of Time-Triggered Ether-Networks

Performance Analysis of Time-Triggered Ether-Networks Using Off-The-Shelf-Components
  • What INET Seminar
  • When Mar 15, 2011 from 05:30 PM to 06:15 PM (CET / UTC100)
  • Where R 580
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The performance analysis and validation of distributed real-time systems poses significant challenges due to high accuracy requirements at the measurement tools. A fully synchronized time-scale at ultra-fine granularity is not easy to generate. Even though there are several analyzer tools for standard switched Ethernet, these tools cannot be applied in time-triggered networks, since they do not meet the requirements of synchronized packet generation. This paper introduces a low cost and lightweight approach to measure end-to-end latency of time-triggered Ethernet traffic with off-the-shelf components. By using standard computer hardware and a real-time Linux Kernel, it is shown that measurement can be achieved in a resolution of microseconds. Furthermore, a validation with an Ethernet performance analyzer and a mathematical framework is presented to check the given results.