Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):
T. Losert, W. Elmenreich, M. Schlager:
"Semi-Automatic Compensation of the Propagation-Delay in Fault-Tolerant Systems";
Talk: IASTED International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT 2004),
US Virgin Islands;
- 2004-11-24; in: "Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Communications, Internet, and Information Technology (CIIT 2004)",
In control systems the jitter is a major problem since in a time-varying system the theoretical results for analysis and design of time-invariant systems cannot be used directly. Reducing the jitter increases the stability of the closed control-loop thus leading to enhanced reliability.
This paper presents a general model that can be applied to bus topologies as well as to star topologies. Based on this model an algorithm is presented that allows to improve the precision of a set of distributed clocks by measuring the propagation delay of the communication lines and compensating the jitter introduced by the propagation delay.
Some fault-tolerant architectures already provide means for coping with propagation delays but require manually entering the values in a configuration-tool. With this algorithm the system supports this errorprone task by providing validity checks for the entered values or measuring these values automatically thus rendering this maintenance step obsolete.
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