College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 23:46:23


Computer Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course

4450:402-002 Senior Des Proj II - Comp Engr

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


The CAN protocol has been a standard of electronic communication networks of automotive vehicles since the early 2000s due to its robust reliability in harsh environments. For the 2020 competition year, the Zips Racing Electric design team will be building an entirely new, fully-electric vehicle with CAN communication implemented rather than communicating via pure analog signals. Hardware and software can be utilized to read analog electrical signals from a source, such as accelerator and brake sensors, and encode them into a digital message that meets the CAN 2.0B communication protocol standard. Likewise, software can be used to extract data from CAN 2.0B messages, such as accumulator state of charge, which can then be sent to other subsystems, such as a dashboard display.

Research Sponsor

Mr. Gregory Lewis

First Reader

Mr. Gregory Lewis

Second Reader

Mr. Huseyin Salis

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Robert J. Veillette

WHC-HRP+Final+Signature+Page_Completed.pdf (79 kB)
Signatures of project sponsor, readers, and Honors adcisor, and department chair



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