Tsinghua Science and Technology


train communication network, probabilistic modelling, protocol optimization


In this paper, we present the modeling and optimization of a Real-Time Protocol (RTP) used in Train Communication Networks (TCN). In the proposed RTP, message arbitration is represented by a probabilistic model and the number of arbitration checks is minimized by using the probability of device activity. Our optimized protocol is fully compatible with the original standard and can thus be implemented easily. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed algorithm can reduce the number of checks by about 50%, thus significantly enhancing bandwidth.


Tsinghua University Press