Correvit vehicle dynamics system does everything!
The new Correvit® S-Motion vehicle dynamics test system from
Kistler (www.kistler.com) uses proven optical measurement technology
for non-contact measurement of speed and slip angle.
Correvit technology was first introduced in 1981 as the world's
first optical speed and distance sensor and Kistler have continuously
improved the technique. The new version uses the latest technology
to deliver the highest levels of accuracy and repeatability.
The S-Motion offers an ideal solution where high precision measurement
of distance, speed (absolute, longitudinal, transverse) and angle
are required for dynamic vehicle testing, e.g. steady-state circular-course
driving (ISO 4138). Accelerometers built into the unit provide
longitudinal and transverse acceleration data which is integrated
with the optical speed and slip-angle information to provide
significantly reduced signal noise and a high measurement frequency
of 500 Hz 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 allow
pitch and roll angle and rotation around the vertical axis of
the vehicle to be measured. Further signals such as levelled
acceleration or curve radius and the conversion of speed to any
point of the vehicle, e.g. centre of gravity or rear axis, are
calculated inside the sensor.
These additional signals provide the test engineer with the ability
to acquire the large number of measurands required for standard
dynamic driving tests and simplifies the instrumentation of the
vehicle whilst minimizing application errors.
sensors provide unparalleled accuracy on all standard testing
surfaces, even under the most challenging conditions. They feature
high-quality optical elements, the latest optoelectronic components
and state-of-the-art high-performance signal processing based
on DSP and FPGA's.
With the Correvit® S-Motion non-contact system, Kistler has
provided all of the capability demanded by current driving dynamics
testing in one, compact, easy to mount and install unit which
may be moved from vehicle to vehicle simply and quickly. Eliminating
the need for a precision GPS system to provide vehicle motion
data ensures that testing is never dependent on satellite availability.
The Swiss-based Kistler Group is a leading global supplier of
dynamic measurement technology for pressure, force, torque and
acceleration. Kistler's technology is used to analyse physical
processes, control industrial processes and optimize product
Kistler has a full range of sensors, electronics and systems
for engine development, vehicle technology, assembly technology,
plastic and metal processing as well as for biomechanics.
The Group maintains its global presence through 38 sales and
manufacturing companies, tech centres on all continents and more
than 30 agencies, enabling the Group to maintain local contact
with customers and offer individualized application support.
The Kistler Group employs 1,350 people worldwide and generated
revenues of CHF 319 million (GBP 222.63M) in 2014.
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