The Bloodhound supersonic car development team has opted to use the MGCplus data acquisition system from HBM for a number of test and measurement tasks. This included load and displacement measurement while testing rear pull-rod suspension component and front suspension roller bearings.
By strategically placing sensors at different points on the car to measure parameters, such as movement of parts, temperature and how much the suspension moved as the car was driving – all important factors when a car is traveling at over 1,000mph – signals were compared by the MGCplus data acquisition system with its stored calibrations, and a value for the properties was calculated and recorded. Following this success, the team also deployed the latest Quantum X system from HBM for other smaller, more flexible applications.
December 9, 2016