Application of gps receiver to road tests of automobile

Hubert Sar , Janusz Pokorski , Piotr Fundowicz , Andrzej Reński


The article presents the assessment of the possibilities of applying GPS receiver for the measurement and acquisition of the longitudinal velocity of automobile in the investigations of longitudinal dynamics of automobile. For many years for the measurement of the longitudinal velocity Correvit-L sensors are applied. Major simplification of the measurement of the velocity with the GPS receiver, compared with correlational-optical sensors Correvit-L is giving the possibility to faster prepare the automobile for examinations. The more so as only recently GPS receivers with 10 Hz sampling rate are available. In the paper is shortly described the software specially designed for the measurements that makes it possible to simultaneously measure both the longitudinal velocity signal from GPS receiver and from Correvit-L sensor in real time. Furthermore, the application of the measurement of the velocity is presented on the basis of such road tests as the attempt of accelerating through the following gears, the attempt of free deceleration and the attempt of braking according to ECE 13 Regulation. On the basis of the mentioned manoeuvers the characteristics of the vehicle’s acceleration and dynamic coefficient, rolling and air drag coefficient and the braking deceleration were determined. The paper shows also some problems connected with applying GPS receiver to measure longitudinal velocity of the automobile.
Author Hubert Sar (FACME / IAE)
Hubert Sar,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Janusz Pokorski (FACME / IAE)
Janusz Pokorski,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Piotr Fundowicz (FACME / IAE)
Piotr Fundowicz,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
, Andrzej Reński (FACME / IAE)
Andrzej Reński,,
- Institute of Automotive Engineering
Journal seriesJournal of KONES, ISSN 1231-4005
Issue year2013
Keywords in Englishautomobile dynamics, air drag coefficient, rolling drag coefficient, ECE 13 Regulation, road transport
Languageen angielski
JO KONES 2013 NO 3 VOL 20 SAR.pdf 1.4 MB
Score (nominal)14
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 6.0, 23-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 14.0, 23-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators GS Citations = 5.0
Citation count*5 (2020-08-30)
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