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TitoloPerformance of Industrial Communication Systems: Real Application Contexts
Anno di pubblicazione2012
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iS. Vitturi; L. Seno; F. Tramarin
Affiliazioni autoriCNR-IEIIT
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractThe adoption of industrial communication systems in the past year has been impressive in all the fields of applications. Consequently, a clear assessment of their performance represents a key aspect that needs to be adequately investigated. Indeed, several accurate contributions have already appeared in the scientific literature. Most of them are focused on protocol analysis, providing results mainly derived from theoretical models as well as numerical simulations. However, only a few of these contributions are concerned with practical measurements obtained either from real application contexts or, at least, from prototype configuration test beds. The reasons behind this lack of practical results are manifold. Basically, the execution of experimental measurements is a demanding task that requires strong efforts and competencies in terms of both personnel and instrumentation as well as relevant time availability. Moreover, experimental measurement sessions on real plants often cannot take place because of the unavailability of the plants themselves since they are mostly dedicated to production activities. The analysis carried out in this article, along with the proposed examples, highlights that the practical (actually measured) performance figures of industrial communication systems are often worse than those expected, as derived from theoretical/simulative models. The causes of such discrepancies are mainly related to the internal behaviors of the employed components as well as to the features of the environments where the networks are deployed. The issue is of relevant importance since the performance degradation of the plants/machines that employ these networks may lead to a complete review of the production strategy. Although a solution of this problem cannot be given at a glance, there are some activities that, if carefully addressed may provide some useful insights in this direction. This article, actually, deals with most of the aforementioned activities.
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Pagine da27
Pagine a37
Pagine totali11
RivistaIEEE industrial electronics magazine
Attiva dal 2007
Editore: IEEE, - New York, NY
Paese di pubblicazione: Stati Uniti d'America
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1932-4529
Titolo chiave: IEEE industrial electronics magazine
Titolo proprio: IEEE industrial electronics magazine.
Titoli alternativi:
  • IEM
  • IEEE industrial electronics
  • Industrial electronics
Numero volume della rivista6
Fascicolo della rivista2
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • IEEE Xplore digital library (Codice:12786775)
  • Scopus (Codice:84862701828)
  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000305614700005)
Parole chiaveIndustrial communication systems; Performance analysis
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Strutture CNR
  • IEIIT — Istituto di elettronica e di ingegneria dell'informazione e delle telecomunicazioni
Moduli/Attività/Sottoprogetti CNR
  • ICT.P07.004.001 : Reti e Protocolli per l'Automazione ed il Controllo di Processo
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