Founded in 1911, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal’s hilly coastal capital city of Lisbon specialises in the fields of architecture, engineering, science and technology, and is involved with numerous research, development and innovation (RD&I) activities.
The university’s Formula Student Team (FST Lisboa) develops formula racing cars to compete in Formula Student competitions across Europe. To evolve, the team needs to be able to validate new prototype design choices and to do this effectively, they install multiple sensors to measure longitudinal and lateral acceleration, drivetrain temperature, suspension travel, brake disk temperature, GPS, etc.
Kvaser sponsored the team with a Kvaser Memorator Pro 5xHS CB, a five channel, high performance, CAN (controller area network) bus interface and standalone datalogger that allows users to monitor and collect data from up to five CAN channels using just one device.
Tiago Rebelo is the Sponsors Manager for the Formula Student team (FST Lisboa). He commented: