Welcome to the April 2023 JB Data Engineering newsletter.
Despite the continued UK winter weather, the season, for many domestic championships, is now underway and for others, the opening rounds are imminent. JB Data Engineering has already been busy with test support up and down the country and our diaries are now filling up with commitments both domestic and international. However we do still have some dates available if you’re looking for data engineering and analysis support. Please contact us if we can help in any way with your plans for 2023.
2023 Season gets under way at Silverstone with British Endurance Championship
JB Data Engineering was delighted to invited back to the Data Scrutineering role within the British Endurance Championship, a role that we fulfilled in 2022. The opening rounds of the British Endurance Championship, the Britcar Trophy and the Britcar Prototype Cup were held at Silverstone on the final weekend of March and enjoyed weather that was, for the most part, dry and sunny. The grids across the British Endurance Championship and the Britcar Trophy were very healthy and entry numbers for the Britcar Prototype Cup are bound to increase as the season progresses, given the growing popularity in sportscar racing recently. The role of the Data Scrutineer is to ensure that all entries are running within the regulated technical parameters which is essential to ensure that racing is fair and equitable. With our experience in providing quick and accurate data analysis across many different championships and series, we were able to report back to the race organisers in a timely manner, giving all competitors confidence that the Balance of Performance rules were being correctly enforced. JB Data Engineering would like to thank Claire Hedley and her team at Britcar for their continued confidence in our services and we very much look forward to working with them throughout 2023. The Britcar paddock is full of old friends and it was a great race weekend to open the season with.
Ecumaster EMU Pro-16 – The next generation of stand-alone engine management systems
The EMU PRO is the next-generation stand-alone engine management system aimed directly at professional motorsport. Packaged in machined aluminium case, the Pro-16 is styled very much like its siblings, the Black and the Classic. Two mounting holes mean that its can be securely mounted, preventing the unit from rotating or moving around. The Ecumaster EMU Pro-16 supports 16 injectors and ten coils, either active or passive. The unit has four Fill H Bridges and 28 analogue inputs with an additional 10 digital inputs. Offering precise powertrain control, coupled with the ultimate in flexibility, the EMU Pro-16 can adapt the engine calibrations for the most demanding projects.
Key features of the EMU Pro-16 include an advanced fuelling model including closed-loop short- and long-term trim algorithms combined with a fuel film model providing an exceptional level of accuracy in the control of the injectors. The software is designed to give the user unprecedented flexibility of configuration of strategies. The user can adjust the size of all tables in the software and the channels used on each axis. Bins values on the X and Y axis can be changed too which increases the accuracy of the table readouts in non-linear parts of the model.
Features of the EMU Pro-16 include:
Engine-type support – four-stroke, two stroke, rotary up to 12 cylinders
Oxygen sensor – 2 x internal LSU 4.9 controller, up to 4 sensor support
2 x DBW full support with auto calibration
Up to 4 WT support, auto-calibration
2 x CAN 2.0A/B. 1 x LIN Bus
Up to 500 Hz data-logging
Water resistant IP 65 enclosure, bespoke CNC machined aluminium
On-line parameters analysis displayed on the graph log
If you would like to discuss how the EMU Pro-16 can help you optimise the performance of your race engine, please call JB Data Engineering on +44 (0) 7717 562169 and we’d be delighted to offer you the benefit of our experience.
Availability for 2023 season
Are you looking for data engineering support in 2023? Have additions to your 2023 race programme now mean that you now need an experienced, reliable data engineer at short notice? JB Data Engineering has been providing data-gathering and video equipment installation, engineering and analysis services to teams throughout the UK, Europe and the US since 2016. Our recent international work has included the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the European Le Mans Series, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24H Series. Within the UK we have worked with teams competing in the British GT Championship, GT Cup and the Fun Cup Endurance Championship.
JB Data Engineering has experience working on both Prototypes, particularly the ORECA 07, and GT machinery. As an official supplier of Aim and Vbox products, we are highly proficient in the installation and operation of a wide range of data recording and video devices. An opportunity has arisen to take a small number of extra clients for the 2023 season. If we can be of assistance as we approach the opening rounds of most UK and European championships, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are available to travel both within the UK and internationally and, other commitments allowing, can join you at short notice, should you require it.
In the meantime, if there is anything we can do to help you, please call us on 07717 562169 or contact us here if we can help in any way.