Accession Number : ADA027242


Title :   Microprogrammable Data Acquisition and Probe Control System (MIDAS IV) with Application to Compressor Testing


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Patton, Dennis D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a027242.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1976


Pagination or Media Count : 184


Abstract : The construction and use of a programmable, fully automatic data acquisition and control system (MIDAS 4) is reported with application to probe surveys in a turbomachine. The MIDAS 4 system was designed to record up to 48 channels of analog data, position and align a pneumatic probe in the direction of flow in surveys across a flow passage, and control the operation of up to four Scanivalve pneumatic switches. The MIDAS 4 input and output is presently via a teletypewriter keyboard and paper-tape punch. A direct interface with the Hewlett-Packard HP 9830A calculator is a logical modification of the system.


Descriptors :   *COMPRESSORS , *DATA ACQUISITION , *MICROPROCESSORS , *PROBES , *TEST EQUIPMENT , ANALOG SYSTEMS , CALCULATORS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT , RECORDING SYSTEMS , REMOTE CONTROL , SWITCHES , THESES , TURBOMACHINERY


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE