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Universal signal conditioning amplifier
Author(s): William E. Larson; Carl G. Hallberg; Pedro J. Medelius
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Paper Abstract

Engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center have designed a signal conditioning amplifier which automatically matched itself to almost any kind of transducer. The product, called Universal Signal Conditioning Amplifier (USCA), uses state-of-the-art technologies to deliver high accuracy measurements. USCA's features which can be either programmable or automated include: voltage, current, or pulsed excitation, unlimited resolution gain, digital filtering and both analog and digital output. USCA will be used at Kennedy Space Center's launch pads for environmental measurements such as vibrations, strains, temperatures and overpressures. USCA is presently being commercialized through a co-funded agreement between NASA, the State of Florida, and Loral Test and Information Systems, Inc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2270, NASA/SPIE Conference on Spin-Off Technologies from NASA for Commercial Sensors and Scientific Applications, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188820
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Larson, NASA Kennedy Space Ctr. (United States)
Carl G. Hallberg, I-Net Space Services (United States)
Pedro J. Medelius, I-Net Space Services (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2270:
NASA/SPIE Conference on Spin-Off Technologies from NASA for Commercial Sensors and Scientific Applications
Nona K. Minnifield, Editor(s)

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