HBM sensors used in development of the Bloodhound supersonic car

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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

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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