This research was conducted to produce a Communication Area Network (CAN) system that can effectively send messages using an Arduino with a CAN shield and to determine characteristic robustness. CAN systems are the most prominent form of communication between microcontrollers and devices primarily within vehicles. The CAN system itself was analyzed to determine the system’s robustness and weaknesses, along with proving that a twisted-paired wire is much more effective than a non-twisted pair. A relay was used to control the CAN messages to determine CAN practical usability. An Electro-magnetic Field radiation meter was used to determine the ambient electromagnetic field intensity at which the signal of both the twisted paired wire and the non-twisted paired wire distorted.
Napier, Andre and Rowe, Christopher
"Control Area Network Limitations in EcoCAR,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/mcnair/vol2/iss1/3