PROTOTYPING LOW-COST AND FLEXIBLE VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS

PROTOTYPING LOW-COST AND FLEXIBLE VEHICLE DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS

Authors:
Marisol GARCÍA-VALLS

DOI:
10.14201/ADCAIJ20165493103

Volume:
Regular Issue 5 (4), 2016

Keywords: 
Distribution middleware; diagnostic systems; software design

Diagnostic systems are software and hardware-based equipment that interoperate with an external monitored system. Traditionally, they have been expensive equipment running test algorithms to monitor physical properties of, e.g., vehicles, or civil infrastructure equipment, among others. As computer hardware is increasingly powerful (whereas its cost and size is decreasing) and communication software becomes easier to program and more run-time efficient, new scenarios are enabled that yield to lower cost monitoring solutions. This paper presents a low cost approach towards the development of a diagnostic systems relying on a modular component-based approach and running on a resource limited embedded computer. Results on a prototype implementation are shown that validate the presented design, its flexibility, performance, and communication latency.

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