A Real time network at home

Ferdy Hanssen, Pieter Hartel, Pierre Jansen, Hans Scholten, Wiek Vervoort

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    This paper proposes a home network which integrates both real-time and non-real-time capabilities for one coherent, distributed architecture. Such a network is not yet available. Our network will support inexpensive, small appliances as well as more expensive, large appliances. The network is based on a new type of real-time token protocol that uses scheduling to achieve optimal token-routing through the network. Depending on the scheduling algorithm, bandwidth utilisations of 100 percent are possible. Token management, to prevent token-loss or multiple tokens, is essential to support a dynamic, plug-and-play configuration. Small appliances, like sensors, would contain low-cost, embedded processors with limited computing power, which can handle lightweight network protocols. All other operations can be delegated to other appliances that have sufficient resources. This provides a basis for transparency, as it separates controlling and controlled object. Our network will support this. We will show the proposed architecture of such a network and present experiences with and preliminary research of our design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd PROGRESS workshop on Embedded Systems
    EditorsF. Karelse
    Place of PublicationUtrecht, The Netherlands
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)90-73461-26-X
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
    Event2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001 - Veldhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 Oct 200118 Oct 2001
    Conference number: 2


    Workshop2nd PROGRESS Workshop on Embedded Systems 2001
    Abbreviated titlePROGRESS


    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems

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