An examination of the problems associated with railroad locomotive data acquisition is presented. The design of a mini-computer-based locomotive data acquisition system (LDAP) is also outlined, with special attention placed on meeting the functional characteristics and the environmental specifications required for the system. Consisting of a magnetic-tape digital data recorder (locomotive data recorder or LDR), an ensemble of transducers, and analysis software, the data acquisition system is to be used as a research tool. The environmental test program and the field test program are also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Abbott, R K
    • KIRSTEN, F A
    • Mullen, D R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM