Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
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Special Issue - Automotive Testing - FEBRUARY 15, 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 3


COVER STORY

DATA ACQUISITION
Portables Get In and Around Vehicles
From transmissions to crash-test dummies, portable data-acquisition systems have found their way into every aspect of vehicle testing.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

PC-BASED TEST
Real-Time Simulation Replaces Test Drives

Hardware-in-the-loop produces real-time simulations of vehicle systems and helps you debug controller software.
Herbert Hanselmann, dSPACE GmbH, Keith Smith, dSPACE Inc.

VXIBUS-BASED TEST
Specifying a VXIbus-Based Tester Involves Tradeoffs

Specifying a test system forces you to make decisions about what your system must do now and in the future.
Ernst P. Eichel, AlliedSignal Truck Brake Systems


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

PC-BASED TEST
Test Shocks and Struts with One I/O Board

Measuring the characteristics of a damping device is mostly an exercise in software.

INSTRUMENTATION
Minimize Pressure Measurement Errors

If you kow the causes of inaccuracies in pressure transducers, you can select the best tool for your application.

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Combined Testing: A Case Study

Here's how one company combined vibration, humidity, and water-spray testing without damaging its test equipment.


TEST CLIPS

	Reviews
	Air-Bag Technology Will Detect Child Seats
	Schedule for Vibration Courses Announced
	High-Speed Camera Documents Auto Seat Tests
	Editor's Desk
	SAE to Hold Two Conferences in August
	Profile of Auto Markets Is Available
	GenRad Wins Contract with Saab

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Automotive Test Products and Software
	Literature

Editorial Masthead and Editorial Charter
Advertiser Index
Sales Staff

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