Analysis Techniques for Racecar Data Acquisition
Author: Jorge Segers Publisher: SAE International
The second edition of this book, published in 2014 by the Society of Automotive Engineers, promises to become the new authoritative reference for this field. Full of practical as well as theoretical information, anyone using - or even interested in - performance car (or motorcycle) data acquisition should read this book.
"Some race series have restricted data logging to decrease the team's running budgets. In these cases it is extremely important that a maximum of information is extracted and interpreted from the hardware at hand. A team that uses data more efficiently will have an edge over the competition.
However, the ever-decreasing cost of electronics makes advanced sensors and logging capabilities more accessible for everybody. With this comes the risk of information overload. Techniques are needed to help draw the right conclusions quickly from very large data sets.
In addition to updates throughout, this new edition contains three new chapters: one on techniques for analyzing tire performance, one that provides an introduction to metric-driven analysis, a technique that is used throughout the book, and another that explains what kind of information the data contains about the track."