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Miniature, ruggedized data collector
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Paper Abstract

McQ has developed a miniaturized, programmable, ruggedized data collector intended for use in weapon testing or data collection exercises that impose severe stresses on devices under test. The recorder is designed to survive these stresses which include acceleration and shock levels up to 100,000 G. The collector acquires and stores up to four channels of signal data to nonvolatile memory for later retrieval by a user. It is small (< 7 in3), light weight (< 1 lb), and can operate from various battery chemistries. A built-in menuing system, accessible via a USB interface, allows the user to configure parameters of the recorder operation, such as channel gain, filtering, and signal offsets, and also to retrieve recorded data for analysis. An overview of the collector, its features, performance, and potential uses, is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7333, Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI, 73330Z (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817871
Show Author Affiliations
Scott Jackson, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Wade Calcutt, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Ron Knobler, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Barry Jones, McQ, Inc. (United States)
Robert Klug, McQ, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7333:
Unattended Ground, Sea, and Air Sensor Technologies and Applications XI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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