Real-time Systems and Networks for Automation (2016-2017)

Title: Real-time Systems and Networks for Automation
Lecturer: Prof. Eng. Lucia Lo Bello, PhD
Role: Associate Professor
Department: DIEEI - Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica
E-mail: lobello@unict.it
Reception hours: Thursday 15.00 - 17.00
Contents:
  • Introduction to real-time systems
    • Characterization, application scenarios, constraints, performance metrics.
  • Scheduling issues in real-time systems
    • Time-driven scheduling algorithms and priority-based ones.
    • MAC protocols for real-time networks
    • Switching issues.
  • Case studies
    • Automation networks (Industrial Ethernet)
    • Automotive networks (TTCAN, FlexRay, LIN, MOST, Ethernet AVB)
Sources:
  • Giorgio Buttazzo, "HARD REAL-TIME COMPUTING SYSTEMS: Predictable Scheduling Algorithms and Applications", Third Edition, Springer, 2011.
  • Prof. Lucia Lo Bello’s slides (available)