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Old 07-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Tire Temperature System

Made this system (I'm an EE) for my car, and other HPDE guys I know. It's to know when your tires are up to operating temp. I thought I'd try and get some feedback here to see what people thought.

Here are the features of the kit:
  • Four IR sensors
  • Narrow 10deg sensor field of view for sampling tire sections
  • Large 1 1/12 by 2 1/2 inch display
  • Weather resistant; sensors can get wet without being ruined.
  • Removable lens cap if they need cleaning or replacement
  • Extra protective lenses
  • Does both fahrenheit and celsius
  • You can adjust the emissivity of each sensor (different materials reflect light at differing rates)
  • Quality harnesses
  • DC supply is designed for difficult automotive environments with large current dumps and voltage spikes

The installation is straight forward. You drill a small hole in the wheel arch for the sensor to poke through. Top center is best to account for changes in tire angle.

I'm aware 3 sensors per corner would be needed to monitor camber load. But that's another kit--one with no display and CAN support for data-logging--and not this one, which is aimed at being sub $1k.

If anyone is interested just send me a PM or email me at mikes at ntisys.com

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Old 07-16-2014, 11:56 AM   #2
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This is actually a very cool project. I am looking for something similar for road racing / autocross but it would require a multi-sensor configuration like you mention. In addition, incorporating positioning sensors for measuring where the wheel is located at a high enough sampling rate would allow for some interesting data for modeling suspension activity and isolating potential issues.

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Old 07-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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I'd need a much more sophisticated suspension on my car to make use of the multi sensor setup. It would be a shame to have all of that information and not be able to do much with it...
The four sensor system is neat but you're going to have to get the price point to sub $200 for me to be even mildly interested.

Get the Chinese kids to start making the TTS Mike...
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