Marsal, G.; Denis, B.; Faure, J.-M.; Frey, G.:
Evaluation of Response Time in Ethernet-based Automation Systems.
Proceedings of 6th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2006), Torino, Italy, pp. 95-98, June 2006.

This paper presents ongoing works on evaluation of response time of switched Ethernet-based automation systems. Two methods are proposed to evaluate the response time: summation of elementary delays and simulation of hierarchical colored timed Petri net models. Comparison of the results yielded by these two methods on an application example permits to show the advantages of the simulation approach.