A CENTRALLY-COORDINATED AND REMOTELY CONTROLLED DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM

THE PURPOSE IS TO RECORD AND/OR LOG DATA SIGNALS ORIGINATING AT REMOTE TEST TERMINALS IN THE FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH STATION STRUCTURAL LABORATORY. A MAXIMUM OF 21 SIGNALS MAY BE RECORDED ON ANALOG MAGNETIC TAPE. A MOBILE (REMOTE) TEST CONSOLE IS PROVIDED FOR ALTERNATIVE INITIATION AND CONTROL OF DATA ACQUISITION FROM 96 CHANNELS OF QUASI-STATIC STRAIN GAGE BRIDGE TRANSDUCERS AT RATES UP TO 100 SAMPLES PER SECOND. ALTERNATIVELY THESE DATA MAY BE RECORDED ON DIGITAL MAGNETIC TAPE, PUNCHED PAPER TAPE OR LOGGED ON A TELETYPE MACHINE. THE GREATER PORTION OF THE SYSTEM, DESIGNATED AS "DATA CENTRAL" IS LOCATED AT A FIXED POINT IN THE LAB. THE "MOBILE TEST CONSOLE" IS DESIGNED FOR FLEXIBILITY OF TRANSFER AMONG VARIOUS REMOTE TEST SITES IN THE LABORATORY. /FHWA/

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-6808
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1970 12:00AM