Keeping Thrust SSC on track

Richard Noble’s Thrust SSC, the car designed to attempt to break the world’s land speed record, is to be fitted with six Solartron LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformers) to measure the positions of the wheels. The sensors are part of the car’s active suspension system, which helps maintain stability between speeds of Mach 0.7 and […]

Richard Noble’s Thrust SSC, the car designed to attempt to break the world’s land speed record, is to be fitted with six Solartron LVDTs (Linear Variable Differential Transformers) to measure the positions of the wheels.

The sensors are part of the car’s active suspension system, which helps maintain stability between speeds of Mach 0.7 and 1.2.