Project: Sensors for Pressure Observation in Tyres (SPOT)

Reference: CSU 28/4/48

Last update: 01/08/2003 15:57:49

Objectives

To develop a tyre pressure transducer system which is an integral component of the wheel and will be capable of detecting absolute tyre pressure and temperature. Research will be conducted into the design of a replacement tyre valve to incorporate a surface acoustic wave strain sensor, the on-board excitation and interrogation of the transducer and developing a sputtering technique to produce reliable and low-cost sensors.

Description

Research will be conducted into the design of a replacement tyre valve to incorporate a surface acoustic wave strain sensor, the on-board excitation and interrogation of the transducer and developing a sputtering technique to produce reliable and low-cost sensors.

Contractor(s)

Transense Technologies plc
Balscotte Mill, Balscot, Nr Banbury, OX15 6JB
01295 730 170

Applied Microengineering Ltd
68 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 4RX
01235 833934

Benetton Formula Ltd
Whiteways Technical Centre, Enstone, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 4EE
01608 678000

Manchester Materials Science Centre
University of Manchester / UMIST, Grovesnor Street, Manchester, M1 7HS
0161 200 3566

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £118,118.00

Actual start date: 01 August 1997

Actual completion date: 31 January 1999

Summary of results

  1. Copy of full report can be obtained from the lead researcher - Transence Technologies, PO Box 36 Banbury Oxon.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.