Shipnet: A Real-Time Local Area Network for Ships

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Authors:Simoncic, Robert, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Weaver, Alfred, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Cain, Brendan, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Colvin, M, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

We have developed a real-time messaging system for token ring networks. The system is currently operational in a shipboard environment. The system conforms to the IEEE 802.2 LLC and 802.5 token ring standards and is consistent with the Navy's emerging SAFENET specification. We provide a library of ‘C' routines which establish and manage sockets, transmit and receive messages. and report network status. We show a sample user interface for a basic datagram service and another for a reliable virtual circuit service. We present performance data from our implementation on PCs and PC/ATS. Using our software. a single transmitting station can generate up to 1.42 Mbits/sec, and we can process 100-byte messages every 4 ms. We can deliver 100-byte messages with an end-to-end latency of under 10 ms.
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Simoncic, Robert, Alfred Weaver, Brendan Cain, and M Colvin. "Shipnet: A Real-Time Local Area Network for Ships." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1988).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1988