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Issue No. 02 - February (1990 vol. 16)
ISSN: 0098-5589
pp: 231-237
<p>A major issue for the users of the Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP) is its performance in servicing time-critical applications. The author describes an experiment in which a computerized numerical controller (CNC) is remotely operated using MAP. A set of critical timing parameters is defined, a performance analysis of the system from the user's point of view is carried out, and a comparison with other similar systems is made. The transfer time between two front-end processors, implementing the seven MAP layers, for a 100-byte-long message is found to be about 18 ms, and the transfer time for the same message between two user processes on the hosts is about 40 ms.</p>
MAP performance analysis; remote operation; Manufacturing Automation Protocol; servicing time-critical applications; computerized numerical controller; CNC; critical timing parameters; transfer time; front-end processors; computerised numerical control; program testing; protocols.

B. Mortazavi, "Performance of MAP in the Remote Operation of a CNC," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 16, no. , pp. 231-237, 1990.
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