The paper provides a brief historical perspective for the use of selected test procedures at the authors' company and also outlines some of the details concerning the methodology and analysis techniques currently employed. The selection of parameters for measurement is discussed together with the choice of transducers and instrumentation for a typical test procedure. The procedures may be undertaken on a range of test vehicles covering commercial vehicles, cars and specialist designs. The problems involved with the satisfactory calibration of the equipment are also reviewed. Developments in the approach to data acquisition and analysis are discussed in the paper, and the possible impact of microprocessors and solid state recording systems on both the instrumentation and measurement techniques is outlined. Consideration is given to the development of new techniques for data acquisition and analysis based on the developing technology.

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 165-174

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C126/83, HS-036 352
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM