The Nuon Solar Team (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) is preparing their newly built Nuna8 solar car for the World Solar Challenge held in Australia October this year.
The imc µ-CANSAS modules play a crucial role in the energy management of Nuna8.
It is of great importance to accurately know the incoming and outgoing energy during the race.
How much energy is delivered by the solar panels,how much energy went to the battery and how much energy went to and from the motor?
For the race strategy these are important questions to answer if you want to be as efficient as possible. In Nuna8 the energy streams are continuously measured by imc µ-CANSAS modules. These modules accurately convert analog voltages into digital CAN-bus data. The currents are measured by means of the small voltage drops across shunt resistors. imc µ-CANSAS modules are available with one channel and with four channels. The single channel module is so small, it can be built into the battery module of Nuna8.
"The µ-CANSAS modules simply have it all: Small mass, low energy consumption and accurate measurements." according to one of the team members.