In space avionics we are witnessing a change from highly centralized intelligence to distributed autonomous functions, thanks to the availability of high capacity FPGAs and microcontrollers that offload tasks alternatively concentrated in the on-board computer. The glue of this change are the command and control buses, and a similar process led in the late 80s to the development and successive adoption of CAN as an automotive and industrial automation bus.
The CAN workshop will include tutorials, exhibits together with presentations on CAN bus physical and protocol layers.
The first return on experience at one year from publication of ECSS-E-ST-50-15C will be given, as well as an update on flying and about-to-fly CAN applications.
Additionally an overview of modern design tools and method commonly used by automotive industry in design, development, production and maintenance of CAN bus networks for safety critical applications will be given.
Starts 10 Mar 2016 09:00
Ends 10 Mar 2016 18:20
A successful CAN bus needs to fulfill precisely the extreme space requirements: high reliability of electronic components, high availability of the system solution achieved by minor modifications of the system architecture.
Considering all those constraints, physical layer, redundancy management and protocol have been tailored to define a robust, efficient and cheap CAN payload and platform bus.