This paper reports a feasibility analysis of the use of a hybrid control network based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). For this feasibility analysis, the message service time between DeviceNet and the wireless devices is investigated. The feasibility of hybrid control networks is analyzed using a mathematical analysis and experimental tests. The experimental results show the feasibility of the hybrid control networks in terms of the polling/COS service time and the average end-to-end delays.
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