Traffic Modeling in Industrial Ethernet Networks

Michał Weissenberg, Mariusz Głąbowski, Sławomir Hanczewski, Maciej Stasiak, Piotr Zwierzykowski, Vito Bai


This article discusses the traffic types typically used in industrial networks. The authors propose a number of methods of generating traffic that can be used in modeling traffic sources in the networks under consideration. The proposed traffic models have been developed on the basis of the ON/OFF model. The proposed solutions can be applied to model typical traffic types that are used in industrial systems, such as Time-Triggered (TT) traffic, Audio-Video Bridging (AVB) traffic or Best Effort traffic. The article discusses four traffic models with modifications and shows how the proposed models can be used in modeling different traffic types used in industrial networks.

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