Telemetry and data logging in a formula SAE race car

Aaron Schultz, Michael W Marcellin

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


The problem with designing and simulating a race car entirely through CAD and other computer simulations, is that the real world behavior of the car will differ from the results outputted from CFD and FEA analysis. One way to learn more about how the car actually handles, is through telemetry and data logging of many different sensors on the car while it is running at racing speeds. This data can help the engineering team build new components, and tune the many different systems on the car in order to get the fastest time around a track as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Data acquisition
  • Data logging
  • Formula SAE
  • Telemetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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