Larger Portable Measurements
One potential option for increasing efficiency is to work on instrumentation and testing in parallel. Consider a test plan that includes both mobile and dynamometer measurements. Our intelligent systems allow this through a combination of smart device interfaces and synchronization.
Using only an app with a tablet, iPad or smart phone, it is possible for the mobile and fixed systems to be installed and verified independent of any external software. The test sequence can start with mobile measurements and once completed, the mobile and fixed systems can be combined using PTP synchronization.
"In the product development timeline there never seems to be an allowance for instrumentation. If you barely have time to do it once you certainly don’t have time to do it again. With priceless prototype vehicles in heavy demand, every department is pressured to optimize or reduce their testing hours. "
An example of this type of testing is Operational Transfer Path Analysis coupled with simulated Pass-by. By combining the highly instrumented vehicle with the microphone arrays in the chamber, it is possible to do contribution analysis to identify noise sources and energy paths that result in either excessive exterior noise or unwanted interior noise artifacts.