Measurement Technology

We want to be precise

When measuring the collision- and biomechanical values appearing within the crash tests, numerous measuring technologies are used.

The masses of the test vehicles are determined by weighing them with the help of a DINI ARGEO wheel load scale, with an exactness of 0.9%. Provided that no weighing was carried out, the given masses correspond with the data in the vehicles registration book.

Extremely precise and reliable

Versatility is a standard

The measurement of the collision speeds of the test vehicles occurs with infrared light barrier technology from Alge-Sportstiming and laser light barrier technology with a maximum tolerance of 1% (attempts (experiments) prior to 2000: 4%).

The crash data acquisition by the company KISTLER in combination with special sensors from the companies ASC and DTS allows the detection of acceleration, rotation, tensile and pressure forces up to a sample frequency of 100 kHz.

Typically the vehicle movements are recorded via use of a so-called accident data memory (UDS) with a recording frequency from up to 500 Hz.
Full HD Videos can be captured with high-speed cameras from the company AOS with up to 1000 pictures per second. Cameras from CASIO and GOPRO allow further recording perspectives within the high-speed range.

Sound level recorder measurements for inside and outside occur with the sound level recorder model SL-322 of the company ATP MESSTECHNIK.