HBM - a market leader in the field of test and measurement - is pleased to announce its involvement in the BLOODHOUND Project, a ground-breaking initiative, which will see the development of a 1,000mph vehicle, designed to break the world land-speed record.

Powered by a Eurojet EJ200 engine, a cluster of Nammo hybrid rockets and a Jaguar V8 motor pumps oxidiser to the rocket, the body, chassis and control systems of BLOODHOUND meanwhile rely on a range of advanced design and manufacturing techniques, which have been provided by The Advanced Structural Testing Centre (ASTC) in Sheffield.

As part of its research towards optimising the BLOODHOUND supersonic car, the ASTC opted to utilise the MGCplus data acquisition system from HBM for a number of its test and measurement tasks, including load and displacement measurement, whilst 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 travelling 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, ASTC also deployed the latest Quantum X system from HBM for other smaller, more flexible applications.

HBM data acquisition systems are suitable for a wide range of vehicle testing applications. With more than 1000,000 MGCplus channels in different applications worldwide, HBM's MGCplus system has gained acceptance as a measurement standard which features a wide spectrum of supported transducers and standard PC interfaces that users demand from a leading and integrated measurement device.

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact:

Millbrook Proving Ground, Station Lane, Millbrook. Bedfordshire MK45 2RA UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1525 304980
Web: www.hbm.com

December 2016

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