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Truck-Trailer Wireless Connections
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Information Technology, IMIT. (CCSlab)
2001 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Scania Infotronics is a subsidiary of Scania AB that works with IT-solutions for heavy vehicles. In one of Scania Infotronics’ projects a handheld computer is installed in a truck and connected to the vehicle’s data bus. From this data bus it is possible to collect a vast amount of data that is generated by the truck. The problem today is that the data bus does not reach into any trailers that are coupled to the truck, and no data can therefore be gathered from the trailers. A wireless link between the truck and the trailer would solve this problem. Possibly the unit installed in the trailer should be made portable in order for it to be easily moved between different trailers.

This project will examine some of the technologies currently available that could be used to solve this. This will include studies of technologies such as DECT, BlueTooth. Some other technologies will be discarded in an early stage and others will be more thoroughly examined. During the implementation phase a prototype will be created for testing and evaluation.

There has already been lots of work done as some of these wireless technologies have been around for a while and they are well standardized and widely deployed. What makes this project difficult is choosing the most suited technology for use in the very special environment that the truck and its trailer constitute. Furthermore the hardware and the software necessary are expected to raise interesting problems requiring new solutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
BlueTooth, CAN
National Category
Communication Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93271OAI: diva2:515497
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Master of Science in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
2001-12-17, IMIT Seminar room, Forum, Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2012-04-18 Created: 2012-04-13 Last updated: 2013-09-09Bibliographically approved

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