Aerospace Data Acquisition Application Case Study

Aerospace Data Acquisition Applications

VXI DAQ System for Airframe Structural Testing

Customer Case

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 are required. The systems must be able to operate standalone or connected to a network.

This universal structural test system will initially provide a realistic test environment for critical components of helicopter airframes, rotational components, controls, and load bearing assemblies. Through this testing the user will determine realistic life expectancies of critical components. This will help to define replacement intervals and also improve current structural designs.

KineticSystems Case Solution

KineticSystems developed a VXI based data acquisition system that met the customer's requirements.

Each VXI based data acquisition system consists of a PC host running Windows, a MXI II interface and a VXI chassis. The VXI I/O for each system provides 8 digital servo control channels (an Alphi Technology product), 32 strain inputs, 64 ADC channels for general use, 16 digital I/O channels for controlling discrete elements and 2 analog output channels.

The software for this system is being developed by a third party as the requirements are quite extensive due to the number and different types of applications the systems must address.

KineticSystems Case Recommended Products

The primary KineticSystems products used in this application are:

  • V213 - 32 or 64-Channel Scanning ADC
  • V710 - Signal Conditioning Termination Panel with:
    • SC21 - Bridge Signal Conditioner Module with Programmable Gain and Filtering

Aerospace Application Request

We encourage you to contact us and discuss your aerospace application in more detail with our engineering team. KineticSystems can provide tailored custom data acquisition hardware and software solutions to meet specific aerospace application requirements.