Recent Test and Measurement Projects
Test and Measurement projects comprising of both Hardware and Software form most customer projects With these projects Daytronics supply both Hardware and custom Software
Some software only examples are also described further down this page, which are equally in demand by our customers.
Hardware and Software Examples
A customer requirement to calibrate 20 piezo ceramic transducers (otherwise known as sonar hydrophones) at a time was placed on Daytronics in 2002 The project was an extensive development with eventual installation at customer premises in the south of England.
The project consisted of 20 analogue charge amplifier circuits a capacitance bridge, and pressure control valves The host computer controlled the amplifiers and the air pressure to the system. All control was via a commercial 4 channel RS232 port, Safety of the operator was a key factor as the equipment used compressed air at 4Bar line pressure. Installation July 2003
Charge Tester Installed 2003
An automated measurement system to read the angular response of underwater transducers was produced The unit used a stepper motor and controller, custom software, and a spectrum analyser to measure voltage levels and relay these back to the PC Control was via Gpib bus.
Beamplotter Installed 2008
Motor Vehicle Rolling Road
A rolling road is used in garages and motor sport preparation to measure the torque and power performance of cars Some of these systems were built in the early 1980’s and use analogue computing processing These analogue circuits are becoming unreliable now due to age and a customer asked if they could be replaced with a modern computer Daytronics are specifying this and evaluating a connection to the torque measurement (Retarder) device Enhanced computing power will make a variety of bhp measurements to be made which were previously unavailable