Network Calculus Results for TSN: An Introduction

Maile L, Hielscher KS, German R (2020)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Original article

Publication year: 2020

Pages Range: 131-140

Conference Proceedings Title: 2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference (ICTC)


DOI: 10.1109/ICTC49638.2020.9123308


Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is a set of standards that enables the industry to provide real-time guarantees for time-critical communications with Ethernet hardware. TSN supports various queuing and scheduling mechanisms and allows the integration of multiple traffic types in a single network. Network Calculus (NC) can be used to calculate upper bounds for latencies and buffer sizes within these networks, for example, for safety or real-time traffic. We explain the relevance of NC for TSN-based computer communications and potential areas of application. Different NC analysis approaches have been published to examine different parts of TSN and this paper provides a survey of these publications and presents their main results, dependencies, and differences. We present a consistent presentation of the most important results and suggest an improvement to model the output of sending end-devices. To ease access to the current research status, we introduce a common notation to show how all results depend on each other and also identify common assumptions. Thus, we offer a comprehensive overview of NC for industrial networks and identify possible areas for future work.

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Maile, L., Hielscher, K.-S., & German, R. (2020). Network Calculus Results for TSN: An Introduction. In 2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference (ICTC) (pp. 131-140).


Maile, Lisa, Kai-Steffen Hielscher, and Reinhard German. "Network Calculus Results for TSN: An Introduction." Proceedings of the 2020 Information Communication Technologies Conference (ICTC) 2020. 131-140.

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