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Hardware / SPEEDBOX

Introduction

The SPEEDBOX is a very high accuracy non-contact speed sensor that has been designed for professional automotive testing, as well as for other industrial and high-end motorsport applications. It outputs a low latency, non-interpolated speed measurement comprised of GPS and inertial data, combined using an adaptive filter for exceptional performance even in non-GPS ideal environments. Packaged in a high quality machined aluminium enclosure, it offers an extremely reliable design that is based on our years of racing experience. The high accuracy speed measurement is output in a variety of forms that are suitable for integration into most data logging and display systems - CAN, RS232, analogue and a fully configurable digital pulse output are all provided as standard.

The SPEEDBOX uses Race Technology's very own high accuracy 20Hz PurePhase GPS solution. It is optimized for speed measurement and outperforms even top of the range 'survey-grade' GPS receivers in this area. This unique GPS technology offers lower noise, lower latency and superior bandwidth to "GPS-only sensors". It is also far more resistant to drop outs. This means that it offers an ideal replacement/upgrade for “fifth wheel”, optical and GPS-only sensors in a wide variety of automotive testing applications. These applications include brake testing, chassis dynamics, accident reconstruction, tyre testing and stability management testing, to name but a few.

The SPEEDBOX avoids the inaccuracies, wear and calibration requirements of devices such as wheel speed sensors, requiring only a good view of the sky to give a speed output that is far more accurate than a calibrated wheel speed sensor.

IMPORTANT: The SPEEDBOX is only intended for testing off the highway and in a controlled environment. Every precaution should be taken to ensure that all equipment is properly secured in the car before proceeding with any test work. Test work must only be carried out after taking due consideration for safety.

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