Diagnostic Procedures for Passive Optical Star Vehicle Networks
Passive star networks have been shown to be the best architecture for high speed vehicle networks. This paper attempts to describe how problems in passive star networks can be diagnosed in the field. The potential physical layer failure modes for passive star networks are detailed, and a network test tool is described which is capable of determining whether a media fault exists and locating the position of that fault. The application of the test tool to potential failure modes is discussed.