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Automotive testing accelerometer

Today’s Automotive Industry is defined by high competitive pressure, which has resulted in development schedules being shorter than they were a decade ago. This basically means that manufacturers have to react more swiftly to market conditions, legislative requirements and customer demands by replicating all the major inputs a vehicle might experience during its operating environment in a condensed testing program. In order to meet these tight development schedules, physical durability testing has been combined with virtual durability testing, a method entirely dependent on the reliability, robustness and flexibility of sensing technologies. Our MEMS accelerometers perfectly accommodate vehicle and component durability testing requirements.

 

The importance of accelerometers in Automotive Testing

Component durability testing lies at the heart of a successful testing program, and accelerometers are a key part of component testing, allowing more accurate readings performed over shorter periods of time. A poorly executed testing program might directly impact the sales, warranty costs and customer loyalty of a manufacturer, which is why robust and reliable accelerometers are so sought after.

 

The MEMS revolution

MEMS capacitive accelerometers are a cost-effective solution for automotive testing programs, as they provide exceptional levels of performance in terms of long-term stability, temperature stability and accuracy, all while operating successfully under harsh conditions.

 

Colibrys – testing the limits of innovation

Colibrys MEMS accelerometers in the VS1000 family have a full scale range from ± 2g to ± 200g, which makes them ideal for a wide variety of automotive testing requirements. Their high reliability and high resistance to shock, vibration and temperature allow them to provide accurate readings in the following applications:

  • Durability testing
  • The testing of suspensions and damping systems
  • Ride evaluation
  • Data collection for the running of simulations
  • The monitoring of vehicle dynamics and NVH (noise, vibration & harshness)

Not only do our products grant a high level of accuracy to automotive testing, but they also enable tests to have a high degree of repeatability, which shortens development time and proves as a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Automotive testing sensor: VS1000

VS1000

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Full Application Note