Using Ethernet at the shop floor level promises a new quality of seamless connectivity between the office and the industrial domains of producing companies. Furthermore is becomes possible to bring IP-based applications directly to the machines.

 

However a lot of scientific and economical questions must be answered before deploying Ethernet at the field-level of automation systems. Our research activities in Realtime Ethernet are focussed to PROFINET-IO, especially RT-Class2 and RT-Class3 systems.

 

 

Projects:

  • Realtime Ethernet for Sensor/Actuator Networks (ESANA) » Details
  • Performance Evaluation of Industrial Ethernet Switches (iPERF) » Details
  • IP-Core of a Realtime-Ethernet MAC (RT-MAC)

 

further Projects:

  • Performance Evaluation of a Real-Time Protocol for Ethernet used in future Industrial Automation Systems  » Details
  • Performance evaluation of the PROFINET NRT data channel » Details

 

Contact: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite

 

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