On Latency for Non-Scheduled Traffic in TSN

Neil Diaz, Natarajan Gautam

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Although networks based on 802 standards were initially designed to transport best-effort traffic, they now can accommodate all sorts of traffic, including time-sensitive ones. The latter is possible through a group of standards developed and maintained by the Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Task Group. This set of protocols ensures bounds and latency guarantees for streams of periodically arriving data. However, no bounds or guarantees are specified for stochastically arriving data. In this work, we propose an approximation for the end-to-end average latency that randomly arriving frames experience in a flow over a TSN path. These are non-scheduled frames arriving at a scheduled network. We based our approximation on a classic model from urban traffic literature called Fixed-Cycle Traffic Light (FCTL). Our approach is effective and extremely fast to compute compared to exact models or simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9348148
JournalProceedings - IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Virtual, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Dec 7 2020Dec 11 2020


  • Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic
  • IEEE 8021.1Q
  • Time-sensitive networking
  • latency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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