Accession Number : ADA193680

Title :   The Design and Development of the AFGL Vibro-Acoustic Measurement System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Michel, Howard E

PDF Url : ADA193680

Report Date : 24 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The Vibro-Acoustic Measurement System is a distributed computer network designed for monitoring environmental motions. The heart of the system is a master control unit to centrally manage the network as well as to continually record data. Closely coupled to the master is an array processor for the massively parallel data processing required in digital signal processing. Five slave units are coupled to the master. Each slave can handle 16 sensors; the system capacity is 80 channels. The network will function using only one voice grade telephone line between the master and each slave. Keywords: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Space shuttle, Launching sites, Vibration monitors.

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHING SITES, *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *DATA ACQUISITION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ARRAYS, CAPACITY(QUANTITY), COMPUTERS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTION, ENVIRONMENTS, MONITORING, MONITORS, MOTION, NETWORKS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SPACE SHUTTLES, VIBRATION, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE