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Reliability Enhancement of Redundancy Management in AFDX Networks

Meng Li, Guchuan Zhu, Yvon Savaria and Michael Lauer

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Cite this document: Li, M., Zhu, G., Savaria, Y. & Lauer, M. (2017). Reliability Enhancement of Redundancy Management in AFDX Networks. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 13(5), p. 2118-2129. doi:10.1109/tii.2017.2732345
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Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet is a safety critical network in which a redundancy management mechanism is employed to enhance the reliability of the network. However, as stated in the ARINC664-P7 standard, there still exists a potential problem, which may fail redundant transmissions due to sequence inversion in the redundant channels. In this paper, we explore this phenomenon and provide its mathematical analysis. It is revealed that the variable jitter and the transmission latency difference between two successive frames are the two main sources of sequence inversion. Thus, two methods are proposed and investigated to mitigate the effects of jitter pessimism, which can eliminate the potential risk. A case study is carried out and the obtained results confirm the validity and applicability of the developed approaches.

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Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX),fault tolerance,reliability enhancement,virtual link (VL)

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Subjects: 2500 Génie électrique et électronique > 2500 Génie électrique et électronique
Department: Département de génie électrique
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: CSC, NSERC-CRIAQ CRD, MITACS Acceleration Quebec Program, MDEIE-CRIAQ Quebec-China Project, Industrial Partners Thales Canada, Inc., Bombardier Aerospace
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2017 15:38
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 10:43
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2853/
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Journal Title: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (vol. 13, no. 5)
Publisher: IEEE
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/tii.2017.2732345


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