Dependability measures of a communication network in a critical transport infrastructure

E. Ciancamerla, M. Minichino

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Abstract

Modern society increasingly depends on communication networks, usually born for not critical aims and nowadays used more and more for critical infrastructure protection. In the automotive domain, Tele Control Systems (TCS), based on communication networks, are proposed in prototypal fashion, for protection of critical transport infrastructures, such as long bridges and tunnels. TCS typically consist of one or more Traffic Control Centres (TCC), allocated near the infrastructure, interconnected to vehicles to be controlled, by a wireless communication network, even public (PMN - Public Mobile Network). PMN is the heart of TCS and makes it more vulnerable due to many factors, such as complexity, mobility of nodes, response time and public access to the network. The paper focuses on a PMN that supports both Global System Mobile (GSM) and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) connections, for voice and data transmissions between instrumented vehicles and TCC. Particularly, we present a GPRS model, based on Stochastic Activity Networks formalism, to compute PMN dependability measures, as well as some numerical results, in the framework of validation by modelling of the related TCS. The GPRS model is a composed model that joins two modular sub models, respectively representing PMN availability and performance aspects. © 2005 WIT Press.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, SAFE 2005 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, SAFE 2005
CountryItaly
Period1/1/05 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ciancamerla, E., & Minichino, M. (2005). Dependability measures of a communication network in a critical transport infrastructure. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Safety and Security Engineering, SAFE 2005, Italy.