Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-3577
2000-11-13

Development of a Large Scale 3-D Digitizer for Race Car Measurements 2000-01-3577

A continual need in motorsports is the acquisition of dimensions of the chassis and body of a race car. This paper describes a new technology that has been developed that allows the Cartesian co-ordinates in three-dimensional space of any point on a full size race car to quickly be captured with an accuracy of almost 1/32 of an inch. Significantly, this technology allows the measured vehicle to be re-oriented during the data acquisition or at any later time.

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