Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
The high adaptation of embedded wireless connections in different systems across the world has reduced the cost and increased the acceptance for wireless technology.
The goal for this master thesis is to find out if there is a need of a wireless link to the truck and if there is, define the demands on the link and find a suitable technology among the wireless standards available today.
By interviewing system developers and system owners the requirements (Chapter 3) could be identified and two concepts (Chapter 4) were created.
The study in wireless technologies were confide to standardized technologies and consists of Bluetooth, WLAN, Zigbee, WiMAX and Telecommunication systems (Chapter 5.1). The study also included some vehicle to vehicle communication systems in development (Chapter 5.2).The technologies were evaluated (Chapter 5.3) and WLAN was found most useful for communications towards the CAN network.
The WLAN technology was tested by using CAN to WLAN to CAN units. The performance and usage areas were tested in Chapter 5.4 and the applications and their limitations and benefits is found in Chapter 5.5.
2006. , 64 p.