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ToughSonic REMOTE Sensors guide New Hydroplaning Solar Boat design

Senix Corporation is once again a proud sponsor of the Solar Boat team at Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. Senix ultrasonic sensors play a key role in controlling the hydrofoiling process which, in turn, provides much of the boat's energy efficiency. The engineering students at TU Delft unveiled their new boat design at the Amsterdam Boat show this week.

Senix Corporation is once again a proud sponsor of the Solar Boat team at Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. Senix ultrasonic sensors play a key role in controlling the hydrofoiling process which, in turn, provides much of the boat's energy efficiency. The engineering students at TU Delft unveiled their new boat design at the Amsterdam Boat show this week.

The new boat incorporates ToughSonic REMOTE 14 sensors in the bow and stern. Both ultrasonic sensors are integrated into a more sophisticated control system that manages altitude and pitch. Senix's new REMOTE sensor family were designed for use in remote liquid level measurement applications like irrigation automation and flood monitoring systems, but their lower energy consumption, IP-68 immersion rating and fast measurement cycle made them a good choice for hydroplaning control as well.

The ToughSonic Remote 14's will measure hull height 100 times per second and transmit data to the Inertial Measurement Unit in ASCII streaming mode for maximum processing speed. According to Bart Vonk, "The ToughSonic sensors are working like a charm."

About the TU Delft Solar Boat Team
The TU Delft Solar Boat Team consists of 20 to 25 students from Delft University of Technology. The team designs and builds a new solar-powered hydrofoil boat every two years and races in the biennial Dutch Solar Challenge, the World Cup in solar boat racing. The previous Solar Boat team finished an impressive third at the Solar1 Cup in Monaco in July, 2015. The boat unveiled this week will begin sea trials in April in preparation for the Dutch Solar Challenge world championship this summer.


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September 2019

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