SHOW NEWS: Kistler to debut optical measurement tool

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The new Correvit S-Motion vehicle dynamics test system from show exhibitor Kistler uses proven optical measurement technology for the non-contact measurement of distance, speed and angle.

The S-Motion sensor offers an ideal solution where the high precision measurement of distance, speed (absolute, longitudinal, transverse) and angle is required. Accelerometers built into the unit provide longitudinal and transverse acceleration data, which is integrated with optical speed and slip-angle information to provide significantly reduced signal noise and a high measurement frequency of 500Hz with a minimal signal delay of 6ms.

In addition, an integrated GPS receiver enables the determination of position and time, and integrated angular rate sensors enable measurement of the pitch and roll angle, and of the rotation around the vertical axis of the vehicle.

Further signals, such as levelled acceleration or curve radius, are calculated inside the vehicle, and the conversion of speed to any point of the vehicle, for example center of gravity or rear axis, is possible, too.

These additional signals provide the test engineer with the ability to acquire the large number of measurands required for standard dynamic driving tests, and simplify the instrumentation of the vehicle whilst minimizing application errors.

Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2015 takes place at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, from June 16-18. Kistler will be exhibiting at booth 1524. 

May 20, 2015 

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