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Efficient Evaluation of Wireless Real-Time Control Networks

Department of Broadband Infocommunication and Electromagnetic Theory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Egry J. u. 18., Budapest H-1111, Hungary
University of South Alabama, 150 Jaguar Drive, Mobile, AL 36688, USA
Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University, 1025 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
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Sensors 2015, 15(2), 4134-4153;
Received: 31 December 2014 / Accepted: 31 January 2015 / Published: 11 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cyber-Physical Systems)
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In this paper, we present a system simulation framework for the design and performance evaluation of complex wireless cyber-physical systems. We describe the simulator architecture and the specific developments that are required to simulate cyber-physical systems relying on multi-channel, multihop mesh networks. We introduce realistic and efficient physical layer models and a system simulation methodology, which provides statistically significant performance evaluation results with low computational complexity. The capabilities of the proposed framework are illustrated in the example of WirelessHART, a centralized, real-time, multi-hop mesh network designed for industrial control and monitor applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: cyber-physical systems; system simulation; wireless real-time networks cyber-physical systems; system simulation; wireless real-time networks
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Horvath, P.; Yampolskiy, M.; Koutsoukos, X. Efficient Evaluation of Wireless Real-Time Control Networks. Sensors 2015, 15, 4134-4153.

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