Integrated Control System (ICS) networks in future generation aircraft must coordinate mission, avionic, subsystem utility, engine control, and flight control and management functions to improve aircraft performance and utilization of available resources. This paper presents modelling and performance analysis of the ARINC 629 protocol which is potentially a standard for data communications in advanced commercial aircraft. Finite-state-machine models and timed Petri net models of ARINC 629 under the Basic Protocol (BP) and the Combined Protocol (CP) modes have been developed. The timed Petri net model also serves to formulate the structure of a discrete-event simulation model for performance analysis of the communication network and the integrated control system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications