An efficient TDMA start-up and restart synchronization approach for distributed embedded systems

Claesson, V. and Lönn, H. and Suri, Neeraj (2004) An efficient TDMA start-up and restart synchronization approach for distributed embedded systems. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 15 (8). pp. 725-739. ISSN 1045-9219

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Abstract

A desired attribute in safety-critical embedded real-time systems is a system time and event synchronization capability on which predictable communication can be established. Focusing on bus-based communication protocols, we present a novel, efficient, and low-cost start-up and restart synchronization approach for TDMA environments. This approach utilizes information about a node's message length that forms a unique sequence to achieve synchronization such that communication overhead can be avoided. We present a fault-tolerant initial synchronization protocol with a bounded start-up time. The protocol avoids start-up collisions by deterministically postponing retries after a collision. We also present a resynchronization strategy that incorporates recovering nodes into synchronization. © 2004 IEEE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1700/1703
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 137622
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2019 09:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 12:17
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/137622

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