SOURCE: TECAT Performance Systems

TECAT Performance Systems

April 08, 2016 13:16 ET

TECAT Wireless Torque Sensor to Be Highlighted in SAE Presentation

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2016) - TECAT Performance Systems today announced that a wireless torque measurement solution featuring TECAT's WISER 2030 sensor system will be presented by AISIN Technical Center of America (ATCA) at the upcoming SAE World Congress in Detroit. The paper documents how TECAT's WISER 2030 was used to measure automotive driveshaft torque data wirelessly without sacrificing any of the accuracy of conventional wired solutions.

Historically, driveshaft torque data has been obtained using slip rings. Slip rings, however, are expensive and require time-intensive driveshaft modifications for proper installation. In addition, the time and expense involved in field-servicing units are prohibitive. For these reasons, ATCA investigated a viable telemetry solution. At the onset of this development activity, existing torque telemetry solutions had their own issues. In particular, they did not offer the same data resolution as slip rings; they lacked sufficient battery life for long-term, real-world testing applications; and they suffered from data drop-outs. ATCA worked with TECAT Performance Systems to develop a torque telemetry solution that addressed all of these issues.

The paper co-authored by Joseph V. Gabniewicz and Michael Testani of ATCA and Dr. Douglas Baker, CTO and founder of TECAT, presents the development activity involved alongside real-world measurement data showing the results of both the slip ring and telemetry solutions. It will be given Thursday, April 14, at 8 a.m. in room 250 B at Cobo Center, Detroit.

About TECAT Performance Systems
TECAT Performance Systems was founded in 2010 by Dr. Douglas Baker, CTO and inventor of its torque telemetry system. The company designs and manufactures the smallest, lightest, most power-efficient wireless sensors available. These features enable the measurement of torque, acceleration, and atmospheric data in places never before accessed. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. More information on TECAT Performance Systems is available at http://tecatperformance.com/.

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