Deterministic Transport Protocol Verified by a Real-Time Actuator and Sensor Network Simulation for Distributed Active Turbulent Flow Control

  • Marcel DueckEmail author
  • Mario Schloesser
  • Stefan van Waasen
  • Michael Schiek
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 44)


Total drag of common transport systems such as aircrafts or railways is primarily determined by friction drag. Reducing this drag at high Reynolds numbers (<104) is currently investigated using flow control based on transversal surface waves. For application in transportation systems with large surfaces a distributed real-time actuator and sensor network is in demand. To fulfill the requirement of real-time capability a deterministic transport protocol with a master slave strategy is introduced. With our network model implemented in Simulink using TrueTime toolbox the deterministic transport protocol could be verified. In the model the Master-Token-Slave (MTS) protocol is implemented between the application layer following the IEEE 1451.1 smart transducer interface standards and the Ethernet medium access protocol. The model obeys interfaces to the flow control and the DAQ-hardware allowing additional testing in model in the loop simulations.


TrueTime Real-Time transport protocol Distributed actuator and sensor network Network model 



The authors would like to thank all partners in the research group FOR1779 and acknowledge the funding by the DFG (German Research Foundation).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Dueck
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mario Schloesser
    • 1
  • Stefan van Waasen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael Schiek
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics ZEA-2: Electronic Systems, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbHJuelichGermany
  2. 2.University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of EngineeringDuisburgGermany

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