• INTELLIGENT DATA ACQUISITION TECHNOLOGY

      Powell, Rick; Fitzsimmons, Chris; L-3 Communications (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1997-10)
      Telemetry & Instrumentation, in conjunction with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, has developed a commercial, intelligent, data acquisition module that performs all functions associated with acquiring and digitizing a transducer measurement. These functions include transducer excitation, signal gain and anti-aliasing filtering, A/D conversion, linearization and digital filtering, and sample rate decimation. The functions are programmable and are set up from information stored in a local Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS). In addition, the module performs continuous self-calibration and self-test to maintain 0.01% accuracy over its entire operating temperature range for periods of one year without manual recalibration. The module operates in conjunction with a VME-based data acquisition system.