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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 366;

A Low-Cost Data Acquisition System for Automobile Dynamics Applications

Industrial Engineering Department, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, 55 Pirineos Street, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Received: 19 December 2017 / Revised: 24 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 27 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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This project addresses the need for the implementation of low-cost acquisition technology in the field of vehicle engineering: the design, development, manufacture, and verification of a low-cost Arduino-based data acquisition platform to be used in <80 Hz data acquisition in vehicle dynamics, using low-cost accelerometers. In addition to this, a comparative study is carried out of professional vibration acquisition technologies and low-cost systems, obtaining optimum results for low- and medium-frequency operations with an error of 2.19% on road tests. It is therefore concluded that these technologies are applicable to the automobile industry, thereby allowing the project costs to be reduced and thus facilitating access to this kind of research that requires limited resources. View Full-Text
Keywords: Arduino; data logger; low cost; accelerometer; automobile; dynamics; MEMS Arduino; data logger; low cost; accelerometer; automobile; dynamics; MEMS

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González, A.; Olazagoitia, J.L.; Vinolas, J. A Low-Cost Data Acquisition System for Automobile Dynamics Applications. Sensors 2018, 18, 366.

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