Authors: Yang Wei; Dong-Seong Kim
Addresses: Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, South Korea ' Department of IT Convergence Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, South Korea
Abstract: This paper proposes an enhanced network recovery (ENR) scheme based on switched ethernet to handle network failures in the naval combat system. In this study, network failure recovery is explained through message scheduling on switched ethernet, which is based on previous works on flexible time trigger (FTT) ethernet. The proposed ENR method expands the previous works by including a revised spanning tree construction scheme and efficient failure detection scheme on real-time switched ethernet for system robustness. To show the advantages of the ENR scheme, the performance of the proposed method is compared with the performance of the existing protocol called time-triggered ethernet (TTEthernet). The simulation results show that the proposed ENR scheme outperforms the TTEthernet in terms of the end to end delay and message delivery probability.
Keywords: enhanced network recovery; real-time switched ethernet; naval combat systems; network failures; message scheduling; spanning tree; failure detection; simulation; military devices; naval weapon systems; communication networks.
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2015 Vol.14 No.2, pp.145 - 163
Received: 06 Feb 2014
Accepted: 01 Jun 2014
Published online: 15 Feb 2015 *