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An evaluation of the CAN bus for use on the Europa Lander motor controller

Show simple item record Tran, Hieu Bolotin, Gary Cheng, Ben Sirota, Allen Lias, Malcolm 2021-03-19T21:23:35Z 2021-03-19T21:23:35Z 2021-03-06
dc.identifier.citation 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 6-13, 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 20-6318
dc.description.abstract This paper will present the application of the Controller Area Network (CAN) for communication between the Motor Control Processor and the Europa Lander Motor Control Cards. The Europa Lander preproject team is concerned about lowering the estimated mass, volume, and power of the mission concept so that it could maximize its science return. The motor controller uses multiple Motor Control Cards to control the 24 motors that will be operating in the extremes of the Europa environment. The CAN bus was considered because of its multi-drop nature, low power interface, and simple communication protocol. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021 en_US
dc.title An evaluation of the CAN bus for use on the Europa Lander motor controller en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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