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Wirelessly interconnected sensors, actuators, and controllers promise greater flexibility, lower installation and maintenance costs, and higher robustness in harsh conditions than wired solutions. However, to facilitate the adoption of wireless communication in cyber-physical systems (CPS), the functional and non-functional properties must be similar to those known from wired architectures. We thus present Time-Triggered Wireless (TTW), a wireless architecture for multi-mode CPS that offers reliable communication with guarantees on end-to-end delays among distributed applications executing on low-cost, low-power embedded devices. We achieve this by exploiting the high reliability and deterministic behavior of a synchronous transmission based communication stack we design, and by coupling the timings of distributed task executions and message exchanges across the wireless network by solving a novel co-scheduling problem. While some of the concepts in TTW have existed for some time and TTW has already been successfully applied for feedback control and coordination of multiple mechanical systems with closed-loop stability guarantees, this paper presents the key algorithmic, scheduling, and networking mechanisms behind TTW, along with their experimental evaluation, which have not been known so far. TTW is open source and ready to use: https://ttw.ethz.ch. Show more
Book title32nd Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2020)
Journal / seriesLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics
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PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
SubjectTime-triggered architecture; Wireless bus; Synchronous transmissions
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Has part: https://doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000422402
NotesDue to the Corona virus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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