Simulation of parallel redundant WLAN with OPNET
Electronics & Communications Engineering Department
Applying multiple redundant and diverse communication channels is an established method to achieve an improved overall communication channel. When applied for packet-based data transmission over channels with strongly nondeterministic behaviour due to environmental influence, such as Wireless Communications, timing performance can be greatly improved by this approach. The central element in such a system is the so called "Combiner" on the receiving side. In this work, a new specific type named "Timing Combiner" is described. The Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) according to IEC 62439-3 realizes such a Timing Combiner on the Ethernet level. In this work, an OPNET simulation model is created and analysed for its performance characteristics. Also a quantitative analysis of the effect of different interference models in an industrial environment is presented. © 2013 IEEE.
IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA
(2013).Simulation of parallel redundant WLAN with OPNET. IEEE. , 82-89
Rentschler, Markus, et al.
Simulation of parallel redundant WLAN with OPNET. IEEE, 2013.pp. 82-89