Title

FACTS Device Communication

Presenter Information

Matthew Mitchell

Department

Computer Science

Major

Computer Science

Research Advisor

McMillin, Bruce M.

Advisor's Department

Computer Science

Funding Source

NSF Grant

Abstract

This paper concerns the implementation of a communication protocol for reliable data transfer between an embedded computer (EPC) and a digital signal processor (DSP) included in a Flexible A/C Transmission System device. The purpose of this implementation is to mitigate gaps in communication between the EPC and DSP, which utilizes a control area network bus. The researcher implemented a verified communication protocol that was previously defined; this protocol used sequence numbers, which are cyclic, to uniquely identify groups of messages from one state to the next. This paper shows that the resulting code meets the previous specifications, and particulars for real-time timing and reliability. This paper also provides plans for further improvement of the protocol based upon these results.

Biography

Matthew Mitchell is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science. He began his research for Dr. McMillin at the end of his freshman year and has since been working in the FACTS Interaction Laboratory. He is currently the treasurer for a social fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, and the Missouri S&T Rugby Club. For the 2008-2009 school year, Matthew has been a resident assistant at the Thomas Jefferson residential complex. He is also a DJ trainee at KMNR, a new member of the Blue Key Honor Society and a new member of the St. Pat’s Celebration Committee.

Research Category

Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Turner Room

Presentation Date

08 Apr 2009, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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FACTS Device Communication

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This paper concerns the implementation of a communication protocol for reliable data transfer between an embedded computer (EPC) and a digital signal processor (DSP) included in a Flexible A/C Transmission System device. The purpose of this implementation is to mitigate gaps in communication between the EPC and DSP, which utilizes a control area network bus. The researcher implemented a verified communication protocol that was previously defined; this protocol used sequence numbers, which are cyclic, to uniquely identify groups of messages from one state to the next. This paper shows that the resulting code meets the previous specifications, and particulars for real-time timing and reliability. This paper also provides plans for further improvement of the protocol based upon these results.