Bowling Green State University
Fieldbus networks such as Controller Area Network (CAN), Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus, are widely used in recent control system implementations. It is important to study the performance of these networks via simulation before implementing them in hardware. This paper uses a software simulation tool called CANoe for the development and performance analysis of CAN fieldbus network. It also provides a general overview of CAN protocol. Statistical analysis using SPSS software is performed on the network delays data for an automobile system simulation. The analysis of the collected data shows that various CAN parameters have an effect on network delays.