Single point of Control for a Distributed System - Centralized Control of a Real-Time Ethernet Measurement System
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TCN Analyzer is a design and analysis tool that allows the user to create a model of a network to be analyzed. It provides a prediction of the maximum forwarding time in the network for a concrete flow and some other properties such as the guarantee of non-packet drops. The development of TCN Analyzer is still in a stage where it is needed to verify that the mathematical formulas used in the schedulability analysis make correct predictions about the forwarding times of each frame. In order to verify the predictions, at the start up of this project the company had a manual measurement procedure formed by several manual tasks. It needs to be automated and improved in this project. Finally, at the end of this project, a centralized entity that automate the measurement system is developed successfully, allowing the user to obtain the timing results just by executing the developed measurement tool.
Nyckelord: Distributed System, Ethernet Measurement System, Time Critical applications, Real-Time scheduling, TCN Analyzer, Network design.