Timing Analysis of an Inter-Cell Mobility Procedure for a Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS Network
Ref: HURRAY-TR-0427 Publication Date: 25, Aug, 2004
Timing Analysis of an Inter-Cell Mobility Procedure for a Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS NetworkRef: HURRAY-TR-0427 Publication Date: 25, Aug, 2004
Recently, there have been a few research efforts towards extending the capabilities of fieldbus networks to encompass wireless support. In previous works we have proposed a hybrid wired/wireless PROFIBUS network solution where the interconnection between the heterogeneous communication media was accomplished through bridge-like interconnecting devices. The resulting networking architecture embraced a Multiple Logical Ring (MLR) approach, thus with multiple independent tokens, where the communication between different domains was supported by the Inter-Domain Protocol (IDP). The proposed architecture also supports mobility of stations between different wireless cells. To that hybrid wired/wireless networking architecture we have proposed a worst-case response timing analysis of the IDP, without considering inter-cell mobility (or handoff) of stations. In this paper, we advance that previous work by proposing a worst-case timing analysis of the mobility procedure.
10th International Conference on Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA04).