FULLY AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF A GENERATOR TEST RIG WITH REGISTRATION OF MEASUREMENT DATA BY A TEST RIG PROCESSOR SYSTEM

In the example described here, a central main computer directs the operation of various test rigs, a central main computer directs the operation of various test rigs, but at the same time has a very high proportion of its capacity taken up by other tasks, such as stock accounting. The limits of this system are soon reached as a result of the time sharing operation. One alternative was to distribute the tasks to autonomous test rig computers (in the form of personal computers) which can control and monitor the test rig concerned completely independently. At the same time they maintain communication with the central system. A generator test rig is described here as an example of such a system. The system serves to register the characteristic data of a motor vehicle generator and to record the test behaviour under characteristic operating conditions. The relationship of various operating parameters such as speed of rotation, current delivery, etc. is shown by plotting characteristic curves. In this way it is possible to test the performance of prototypes, and to test standard production units for conformance with specifications. The recorded measurement data are stored in an intermediate memory by the personal computer, and then transferred later to the main computer.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 367-378

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding, HS-037 234, HS-037 235
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM