Date Added: Dec 2009
The Controller Area Network (CAN) has long been used for automotive applications as a method to enable robust serial communication. The goal was to make the system more reliable, safe and efficient while decreasing wiring harness weight and complexity. Based on these factors, a CAN bus project was carried out to fully utilize the application of CAN bus system in security and data acquisition system. This report shall focus on the method of application of CAN bus and the features in the security system. Having CAN bus system in place, the methods of controlling each station in the security system has changed significantly. The system permits each station to send and receive data according to the message priority.