A space company wants a system to measure the wheel spin torque and force applied onto the wheels of their space rovers. They want to be able to monitor the torque measurements to see whether or not the rover is in motion or static as the motor runs. The force measurement is needed to monitor contact with the ground for ground control.
Interface suggests using the T14 Slip-Ring Shaft Style Rotary Torque Transducer, installed inside of the rover’s wheel alongside the motor. To create a wireless system, the torque sensor is attached to the WTS-AM-1E Wireless Strain Bridge Transmitter Module, which will wireless transmit the sensor’s measurements to the WTS-BS-1 Handheld Display for Multiple Transmitters, or the customer’s PC through the WTS-BS-4 Wireless Base Station with USB Interface.
Interface’s torque sensor and Wireless Telemetry System (WTS) solution successfully measured the rover wheels spin torque and forces.