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VW Transporter Van - Steering Wheel

http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_steering_wheel/pic1_small.jpgContributor: Gyorgy Szarka

Energy Source: Vibration
Application: Automobile
Specific Location: On the steering wheel, cable-tied to the lower, stronger semi-circle
Data Duration: 04m 34s
Data Frequency: 2048 Hz

Abstract: The selected car is a commercial vehicle (VW Transporter van) with a 5-cylinder diesel engine. The engine speed is relatively low, varying between 1500-2500 rpm. The van was driven around a set of roundabouts and straights for approx. 5 minutes, the maximum speed on the straight road was 50 mph. The data streams are included in .mat file, titled with the location of each data segments. There are 7 columns of data that represent: time (in seconds), x-axis raw data (in mV), y-axis raw data (in mV), z-axis raw data (in mV), x-axis acceleration (in g), y-axis acceleration (in g), and z-axis acceleration (in g). Features: a) Engine turn-off at 267.5 s (1 seconds of shaking) b) Data starts at 10.06s c) Straight road section: 80 - 125 seconds

Acknowledgement: If you use this data, please:
  • acknowledge 'University of Bristol/University of Southampton, "Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics: Holistic Approach" [online]. Available: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/',
  • specify that the data was "Downloaded via The EH Network Data Repository (http://eh-network.org/data)".
Link to Data: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_steering_wheel/data.zip
Link to Further Information and Analysis: http://www.holistic.ecs.soton.ac.uk/data/van_steering_wheel/data.php

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