A new real-time message scheduling tool for control networks

@article{Naughton2007ANR,
  title={A new real-time message scheduling tool for control networks},
  author={Margaret Naughton and Donal Heffernan},
  journal={Ind. Robot},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={188-194}
}
Purpose – This paper aims to describe the development of a new software tool for the scheduling of real‐time control messages in a time‐triggered control network. The prime application area for such a solution is in real‐time robotic controllers and other similar machine control systems.Design/methodology/approach – The design of a scheduling tool, called SMART‐Plan, is described. The tool is based on a “least slack time” scheduling policy. A prototype tool for the time‐triggered controller… 

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