Development of a Multi-Master Communication Platform for Mobile Distributed Systems
Kwanwai Mak, Koichi Osuka, and Teruyo Wada
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
This paper proposes a design of a multi-master communication platform for mobile distributed systems, which can be applied to distributed systems without concern on the formation. Experiments were conducted with the testing modules, and the result shows that synchronization of test modules can be effectively achieved with the aid of the platform.
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