MotoGP & WSBK
2011 was an important year for Cosworth Electronics on the sports bike side, as the MotoGP and WSBK regulations allows ride-by-wire system. A new control software has been developed in close collaboration with the WSBK Castrol Honda team. Not less than 5 riders were involve in the development.
Cosworth WSBK system raced for the first time in IMOLA and won the race against all the official teams.
Pectel most advanced ECU feature a newly developed sector-by-sector mapping, allowing calibration changes depending of the position of the bike. The MQ12 also feature active Engine Braking Control, anti-wheelie, launch control and Traction Control. This ECU can also send split time to the Omega Dash.
The DB1 is a compact flash card writer used to log the information send over CAN by the ECU. The logging memory is up to 2GB and the bandwidth is up to 8000 samples/second. This provides a very flexible logging system where you do not need to plug a wire to download the data. After each outing, the data engineer replaces the card by an empty one and can use the data logged while debriefing with the rider.
The Omega D1 Dash is a highly configurable dash, where the writing is clear and precise. The removable shift light module allows it to be mounted in the optimum position. The dash can display alarm from the ECU, lap time, Gear, Traction Control setting, …
The IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) is able to measure all three axis of acceleration (AccX, AccY, AccZ) and angles (pitch, roll and yaw gyros) of the bike for data analysis. The lean angle is use to correct the tyre diameter as the circumference isn't the same depending of the lean angle. Our IMU is communicating to the ECU via CAN which ensure a reliable signal to be use for control strategies.
The GPS antenna is wired directly to the ECU. This information can be used to trigger lap beacon or control strategies. We also use the position of the bike on the track to compare rider's lines…
Often overlooked but an absolutely essential part of any race car. Wiring issues are both complicated to diagnose and difficult to repair so Cosworth ensured they were built to last with excellent reliability.
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Contact : Charles Boulanger - Project Manager
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