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The performance of music without electrical amplification requires precise acoustic engineering of its venues. A customer advises concerning large-scale renovations to existing cathedrals, concert... (View Full Article)
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(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer wants to characterize an 8 bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC). The ADC samples data at 44.4 Megasamples per second (MS/s) and outputs the 8 lines of digital data in TTL format (1 = 5... (View Full Article)
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Imagine the speed, memory, and precision required to monitor communications signals aboard an aircraft in flight. A military engineering support group searched for a solution capable of continuously... (View Full Article)
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Ultrasonic generation pulses must be varied to accommodate different types of ultrasonic transducers. General-purpose highly damped contact transducers are usually excited by a wideband, spike-like... (View Full Article)
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(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer requires a combination of hardware and software ("data system") to do live update sampling, processing, display, and archival of atmospheric measurements using an airborne Lidar system.... (View Full Article)
(Calibration Instruments, Standards and Reference Sources)
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The customer's Automated Accelerometer Calibration System provides NIST traceable calibration of most accelerometer types, whether self-generating piezo-electric or accelerometers requiring current or... (View Full Article)
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The requirement is to monitor anomalies on an avionics bus that controls systems aboard spacecrafts. The customer will know typical rise times, and therefore, will look for anomalous high-voltage... (View Full Article)
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This activity involves a wide range of tests, including the effects of slamming the doors, the response to shock by various parts of the car body, operation of electrically powered windows during... (View Full Article)
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A customer makes 900MHz and 2.1GHz portable phones using a specific chip that they purchase from a chip manufacturer. To ensure the quality of their product, the company tests each chip to avoid... (View Full Article)
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This is an integrated test system that uses the High-performance Test Management System (HTMS). This application was developed in conjunction with various automotive manufacturers to increase... (View Full Article)
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The CompuGen 1100, Gage's 12 bit, 80 MHz D/A and ARB card, can be used to create highly complex patterns. Gage provides a basic standalone utility for use with the CG1100 called CompuGen for Windows,... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Summary: This is a VXI-based structural test system for business jet aircraft. The customer required a turnkey data acquisition system complete with application software. We supplied a DAQ Director... (View Full Article)
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A customer wants to digitize data from a 256x256 infrared CCD array. The array data is clocked at 4MHz through two output channels. Exactly two clock cycles occur between 12bit line signals, and a... (View Full Article)
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The customer needs to make a special converter that converts DC voltage from a high-efficiency battery to 3 phase AC and they are trying to optimize converter efficiency.... (View Full Article)
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The stimulus definition exists as an ASCII file with rows and columns of 1s and 0s. Each column corresponds to a different input pin of the ASIC and each rows corresponds to a different time tic... (View Full Article)
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This customer is trying to digitize an 83 millisecond long signal coming out of a disk mounted on a rotary motor. This corresponds to one full revolution of the disk.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer uses a scanning-electron-beam lithography instrument. Their current digital pattern-generator is based on a commercial high-performance array processor, which uses dual RISC-processors.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is in the business of developing lasers and LED components for fiber optic data\telecommunications applications. The requirement is for an automated test system to monitor the pulse... (View Full Article)
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A customer who designs and develops turbo-machinery uses automated data-acquisition and reduction routines. The complete system can sequentially scan up to 144pressures, 40electrical signals, and... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Step 1 is to capture one channel analog signal at 40 MS/s or more for less than 10seconds. The signal comes from an antenna and RF down converter module.... (View Full Article)
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The customer works on digitizing signals from a high-resolution x-ray spectrometer that is based on superconductors, rather than semiconductors. By applying a digital filter, they hope to determine... (View Full Article)
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In Lidar, which is Laser Radar, spatial resolution is limited by the laser pulse width. This customer's laser pulse width is 3.5 ns. The total range interrogated by the Lidar system will be on the... (View Full Article)
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This customer is involved in testing materials for how they react to stress pulses. The idea is to introduce a stress pulse into the Material Under Test (MUT) and monitor it as it travels through the... (View Full Article)
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The customer is at the prototype stage for building a hyper remote sensor which will fly over the ocean and be able to see 100 to 200 feet below the surface. The sensor is being designed in order to... (View Full Article)
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The customer is using three independent cameras made by Cidtec. These cameras provide an analog output as well as a pixel clock (of up to 10 MHz). It is assumed that FRAME_START and LINE_START signals... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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This customer needs to interface a scanning laser microscope to their PC so that image data can be acquired and stored. Data is received from the laser microscope via an optical sensor at 1300 line... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is using an offset IF radar to map forest terrain density. The equipment will be mounted in an aircraft, which will also be carrying a Global Positioning System (GPS) for reference.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer does intra-vascular diagnostic ultrasound. In this novel technique, an ultrasonic catheter is guided through a patient's blood vessel. Throughout its helical or corkscrew-like path, the... (View Full Article)
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Summary: These data acquisition systems meet the customer's requirements for high accuracy, high throughput and the ability to preserve existing application software, while providing state-of-the-art... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is measuring kinetics of protein dynamics with a time scale of between a few nanoseconds and about a hundred milliseconds. The customer's two response signals occur after a... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer wants to capture the output of some silicon diodes looking at a laser target. The typical signal is anywhere from 20mv to 1V in amplitude and 0 to 15ns in length. There are up to 16 of... (View Full Article)
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The customer's setup is a scientific application in which transient signals from a Laser Absorption Spectroscope are transferred to a computer. The laser power is modified in steps and the process is... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer has developed a breakthrough technique for the application of laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) detection to high performance liquid chromatography, capillary e lectrophoresis, sequencing... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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This customer needs to monitor 4 sensors for environmental testing. The experiment is 350KM away from the customer's office, where they will be performing calculations and analyzing the results. The... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer needs to make a flow meter that is able to measure the flow of liquid through a tube. In this case, water is used for nuclear reactor cooling. The obstacle is that the liquid must be... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is improving their Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Imaging (EPRI) system that is used for the diagnosis of tumors. Using this non-invasive method, the concentration of oxygen in living... (View Full Article)
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The customer is an academic researcher in climate change. He wants to record the depth of the permafrost ice sheets in the arctic regions of Canada, Greenland and elsewhere. Thechange in world climate... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer needs to do frequency analysis to determine the resonant frequency of an oscillating micro-fabricated device. They will use a Laser Doppler Vibrometer to monitor the physical oscillation.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer's requirement is to capture 10 signals, lasting 0.6 milliseconds each. 120 such signals arrive sequentially from a multiplexer within a beam-former. The clock rate is 2 MHz. The... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The requirement is for several ATE stations. Each one will require 4single-ended channels or 2differential" channels, 4MHz of input analog bandwidth (mostlyshot) with voltage ranges from 0.05volts.... (View Full Article)
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The customer wanted a quick visual inspection of many readings of slow varying parameters. Readings of pressure, temperature and voltages had to be compared with reference values and the differences... (View Full Article)
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The customer monitors high-speed 1,200-baud modems that communicate with traffic lights at various intersections. Each phone line carries 4 channels with 1signal each. Manufacturing deficiencies that... (View Full Article)
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An Integrated Circuit chip manufacturer needs to verify performance of large shipments of IC chips before delivering them to their customer, a company that builds network systems. They need to test... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer wants to measure nuclear decay rates of various radioactive isotopes. With each nuclear decay, the isotope under study simultaneously emits a beta particle, which is a high-speed electron,... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer who is completing his doctorate in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology has identified the need to measure fast optical signals using fast photo-detectors. The signal pulse... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Ozone profiling involves many averaging operations, which makes it very difficult to obtain the results immediately. There can be a delay of many days before a reliable reading is dispatched, which,... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is designing an ozone-profiling lidar system for measuring the concentration of ozone from ground level up to about 4 kilometer (km) altitude. The system operates in the ultraviolet range... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A review of the MK 41 VLS, the missiles it launches, the type of tests Lockheed Martin conducts on the VLS, why the data acquisition portion of the testing process was upgraded and characteristics of... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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Modern optical spectroscopy experiments require intensive use of high-powered computers to collect, analyze, store, and display data. Usually the most demanding data-creation component is the... (View Full Article)
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Dissipationless physical systems, such as simple planetary motion or a swinging pendulum, exhibit time-reversal invariance. This means that if time were reversed the way a film projector can be, then... (View Full Article)
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The customer wants to test pipelines for corrosion and cracks. They intend to use a small robot which they can send into the pipeline. This robot's purpose is to test the pipe by ultrasound and... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer produces plasma coating for airplane parts. They need to count the number of plasma particles on these parts so that they can adjust the plasma torch to be less or more powerful in order... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer develops gym equipment such as treadmills. The requirement is for an inexpensive way to monitor voltage signals for long periods of time. The treadmills are controlled by microprocessors... (View Full Article)
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The customer's task is to develop a system that is capable of driving and testing a prototype printhead. Because they work in RD, requirements are constantly changing and therefore their optimal... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Researchers at Ohio State University studied a "pulsed electric field food processing" system. They needed to monitor, display, and record to hard drive storage, voltage and current waveforms.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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In performing quality control of the sound quality on film, the customer requires a fairly slow sampling and very high vertical resolution. Because the customer does not produce the actual film, there... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer is currently building a quantum interferometry experiment that requires photon correlation measurements. The single-photon avalanche diodes they plan on using produce TTL pulses upon... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer would like to sample one long pulse at a 20-50ns sampling interval on two simultaneous channels in a Windows environment. They require 50MS of memory per channel. The user would prefer to... (View Full Article)
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In this RADAR application the customer has pulses coming in at 1660 Hz. For every pulse they need to capture 500 samples which, at that rate, will amount to 1.7 Megs of data every second. The... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The customer uses PC-based digitizer cards to digitize shaped pulses derived from nuclear-decay detectors. The speed and reliability of the digitizers are important to the measurement process. The... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer must design a system to implement a typical RFapplication. The requirement is to measure and track the phase differences between two signals received by two separate RF... (View Full Article)
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Traditional A/D sampling requires that one must adhere to the Nyquist theorem, which states that one must sample an analog signal at a rate of at least twice that of the highest frequency component of... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer involved in Naval Research needed to sample and process radar waveforms, to be used as reference in their lab. They were looking at implementing a digitizer solution. They needed 8 bit... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer needs capture incoming satellite communication signals at a ground-based receiver. After analog demodulation and amplification, the signal is digitized by two 12bit ADC chips clocked at a... (View Full Article)
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On average, the United States experiences 100,000thunderstorms each year, causing about 1,000tornadoes. The customer is trying to determine what meteorological conditions enable a large rotating... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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This LabVIEW-based VXI application, used for noise acquisition and reproduction with filtering simulation, is an on-board acoustic data acquisition system initially designed for Ferrari. It was... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Most data acquisition systems involve obtaining data from various transducers that produce analog signals. Often, the signals from the transducers are low level and require various kinds of signal... (View Full Article)
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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The most important function of a data acquisition system is to ensure integrity of the measurements produced. The data collected must be an accurate representation, to the highest practical degree, of... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Most data acquisition systems involve the sampling of one or more continuous analog signals. This time-series of discrete samples is typically used to represent the original continuous time-varying... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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There are many aspects to data acquisition which range from the sensors ...to the analog signals that represent some measured quantity ...to the sampling and digitization of the signal ...to buffering... (View Full Article)
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The customer needs to test, certify, and troubleshoot electrical cable that is used on-board Navy ships. They must test and isolate for cross-talk signal distortion as well as other signal anomalies... (View Full Article)
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The customer wants to test the design of their ASIC devices. To test their IC, they need to stimulate the IC with a particular bit-pattern many times. They call each pattern period a "view". During... (View Full Article)
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The customer needs to test specialized alloy tubing used to carry water within a nuclear reactor for possible damage. This tubing is located in a closed area where there is ambient radiation.... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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This customer has a Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry application in which a laser is fired at a rate of 50 Hz, i.e. a pulse repeat frequency (PRF) of 50 Hz and a pulse repeat interval (PRI) of 20... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer is involved in Time Resolved Spectroscopy of protein crystals. This involves shooting a laser onto the protein crystals and measuring the pulses generated by the crystals (as they are... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Diffraction-limited resolution of 0.25nm is routinely obtained with a cold field-emission electron-gun operating at 40keV. The sample is maintained at about 123K (i.e.C), both to eliminate... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Many A/D applications including Ultrasonics, Radar, Lidar, Hard Disk testing and CCD capture require maximal synchronicity between a trigger and the sampling clock. Gage now offers the TRIGGER OUT... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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A customer has an optical system that is used to probe layers of biological tissue. Optical beams are generated by photo diodes and the combined signals are phase conjugated to form one beam with... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Signal averaging is a technique commonly employed in the measurement of weak but repetitive signals. Successive data records from such a signal with a well-defined trigger source are summed to... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The purpose of this document is to describe different formats used in GageScope for Windows to store data and give the user some examples of post-acquisition data manipulation.... (View Full Article)
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A customer wants to transmit an external clock signal to his CompuScope card through a 100 ft coaxial cable. Using long cables and high frequency signals introduces problems which are not normally... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The live imaging rate is 30 frames per second (fps). Each image frame depicts a full 360-degree circular section. A frame is 240 echoes, so the pulse repeat frequency (PRF) is 7200 Hz, or one echo... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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The customer manufactures ultrasonic water immersion systems. A commercial ultrasonic transducer is positioned in front of a test object. The transducer, excited by driving electronics, emits a burst... (View Full Article)
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Summary: A major airframe manufacturer needed a standardized system that could address most of their current and foreseeable test requirements. Strain-gage signal conditioning and 10 ks/s data rates... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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Use of modern high-speed digitizers in the construction of an ultrasonic flaw detection system is discussed. Topics include the advantages of high sampling speed, high vertical resolution, deep... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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TESTPCIW is a software utility supplied with Gage's oscilloscope emulation software for PCI bus CompuScopes, GagePCI. TESTPCIW is a very useful application for someone starting their own program... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
(Data Acquisition)
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A complete GaGe Measurement System was constructed for a challenging spin-echo NMR experiment that requires 24 simultaneous high-speed analog input and output channels within a single portable... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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When confronted with the need for an instrument with which to examine the attributes of waveforms, engineers today have a fundamental choice: a standalone digital storage oscilloscope or a digitizer... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition and Signal Conditioning)
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One of the critical considerations in configuring a data acquisition system involves moving the data from the ADC(s) or digital input device(s) into the computer for processing and generally saving... (View Full Article)
(Data Acquisition)
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A customer needed to upgrade an older data acquisition unit for a real-time lightning monitoring system. Unlike many lightning detectors that measure the current pulse produced in a lightning rod that... (View Full Article)

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