A future vision of data acquisition: Distributed sensing, processing, and health monitoring

F. Figueroa, W. Solano, C. Thurman, J. Schmalzel

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Abstract

This paper presents a vision for a highly enhanced data acquisition and health monitoring system at NASA Stennis Space Center's (SSC) rocket engine test facility. This vision includes the use of advanced processing capabilities, in conjunction with highly autonomous distributed sensing and intelligence, to monitor and evaluate the health of data in the context of it's associated process. This method is expected to significantly reduce data acquisition costs and improve system reliability and accountability. A Universal Signal Conditioning Amplifier (USCA) based system, under development at Kennedy Space Center, is being evaluated for adaptation to the SSC testing infrastructure. Kennedy's USCA architecture offers many advantages including flexible and autoconfiguring data acquisition with improved calibration and verifiability. Possible enhancements at SSC may include multiplexing the distributed USCAs to reduce per channel costs, and the use of IEEE-485 to Allen-Bradley ControlNet gateways for interfacing with the resident control system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages486-489
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event18th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. Rediscovering Measurement in the Age of Informatics - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 21 2001May 23 2001

Other

Other18th IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference. Rediscovering Measurement in the Age of Informatics
Country/TerritoryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/21/015/23/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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