A high-performance network infrastructure and protocols for distributed automation

Shinji Kume and Alfred Rizzi
Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01), May, 2001, pp. 3121 - 3126.


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Abstract
Documents our efforts to develop a scalable low-cost and high-performance network infrastructure for a novel distributed automation system-minifactory. The resulting communication system (AAA-Net) relies on a suite of low-latency protocols carried by a commercial 100 Mb Fast Ethernet network. In addition to documenting the operation of this network system and its associated protocols we offer a brief comparison to the currently available commercial field network systems, and present experimental verification of the performance delivered by AAA-Net under typical and extreme operating conditions.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Microdynamic Systems Laboratory
Associated Project(s): Architecture for Agile Assembly
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
Shinji Kume and Alfred Rizzi, "A high-performance network infrastructure and protocols for distributed automation," Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01), May, 2001, pp. 3121 - 3126.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Kume_2001_4700,
   author = "Shinji Kume and Alfred Rizzi",
   title = "A high-performance network infrastructure and protocols for distributed automation",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '01)",
   pages = "3121 - 3126",
   month = "May",
   year = "2001",
   volume = "3",
}