University: Virginia Tech
Team Members (with year of graduation): Shaishav Parekh - 2013
Faculty Advisers: Dr. William Baumann, Dr. Bob West
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission Language: English
Title: Virginia Tech Formula SAE
Monitor vehicle state wirelessly using the car's Engine Control Unit and NI Wireless cDAQ with a CAN module.
Labview 2012, NI XNET
NI 9191 - Wireless cDAQ
NI 9862 - NI XNET High Speed CAN Module
MoTeC M400 Engine Control Unit (ECU)
Trackside engineers do not have information about the car's state while it is on the track. Having the vehicle state information relayed wirelessly helps engineers see and prevent a problem (e.g. engine overheating) before it causes a major problem.
The NI XNET CAN Module plugs into the CAN ports of the ECU. It then sends the CAN information wirelessly to a router which is hooked up to a laptop. The VI running on the laptop receives and decodes the CAN information such as engine temperature, exhaust temperature, fuel pressure, and oil pressure and displays them on the front panel.
Reduce design time, enabling us to have more testing time. Simple enough to use without having an indepth knowledge of a particular programming language. The GUI elements of the front panel make it really easy to organize and visualize data. The car does not have to stop going around the track to make and see changes to the Front Panel or the Block Diagram.
Fuel Analysis Tab:
Traction Control Tab:
Level of completion: Beta
Time to build: 4 weeks
Additional revisions that could be made