Accession Number : ADA186123

Title :   Data Acquisition, Reduction and Analysis of Shock and Vibration Testing Using a Super Microcomputer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Shafer, Robert A

PDF Url : ADA186123

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Data acquisition modules allow the addition of powerful components to a microcomputer. Modules consisting of the necessary Analog to Digital converters, Digital to Analog converters, and the hardware necessary to support sixteen channels of input data can easily fit inside desk top microcomputers. Fast 32 bit processors, small high volume hard disk drives and large RAM capacities complete the package, enabling a microcomputer to perform complex dynamic signal analysis. One application of the super microcomputer is in the field of underwater explosion shock testing. The combination of the acquisition and analysis capabilities in the same device eliminates the requirement to record the data to an intermediate device prior to analysis. Thus the data can be analyzed within minutes of the completion of the experiment, giving immediate results at the testing site instead of an analysis facility. Another application of the data acquisition equipped microcomputer is in the analysis of the frequency response characteristics of structures. Programming the microcomputer to acquire the data from a vibrating structure in order to determine the dynamic signature is easily done. Discussed in this study is the method utilized to validate a data acquisition equipped microcomputer for such applications. Keywords: Theses.

Descriptors :   *SHOCK TESTS, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *DATA PROCESSING, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, CHANNELS, DATA ACQUISITION, DIGITAL TO ANALOG CONVERTERS, DYNAMICS, FREQUENCY RESPONSE, INPUT, MICROCOMPUTERS, SIGNALS, SIGNATURES, STRUCTURES, TEST AND EVALUATION, THESES, VIBRATION, DATA REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE