Fiber-optic-based protocol for manufacturing system networks. Part I. Conceptual development and architecture

Arun Ayyagari, Asok Ray

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Abstract

The goal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is to put together the diverse areas of engineering, design and production processes, material inventory, sales and purchasing, and accounting and administration into a single interactive closed loop control system. Essential to this distributed total manufacturing system is the integrated communications network over which the information leading to process interactions, and plant management and control will flow. Such a network must be capable of handling heterogeneous real-time (e.g., data packets for inter-machine communications at the factory floor) and non-real-time (e.g., Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings, design specifications, and administrative information) traffic. This sequence of papers in two parts presents the development and analysis of a novel fiber-optic-based medium access control (MAC) protocol for integrated factory and office communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Winter Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX, USA
Duration: Nov 25 1990Nov 30 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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