Accession Number:

ADA196118

Title:

An Improved Data Collection and Processing System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

248.0

Abstract:

This endeavor has concentrated on improving one major aspect of the data acquisition system, data collection and processing. The data collection system consists primarily of a Tektronix 7612D Programmable Digitizer with two Tektronix 7A16P Programmable Amplifiers, Hewlett-Packard HP-85 Microcomputer, HP-9895A Flexible Disc Memory, HP-7470A Plotter and Zenith Model 158 Microcomputer with Hewlett-Packard Interface Bus 61062AA interface card. This setup, except for the Zenith Microcomputer, has been used in all the past work, although the digitizer was not integrated during the earliest works. The specific objective of this effort was to utilize the new Zenith Microcomputer in the collection system as efficiently as possible. Work has broken into three phases. Phase one consisted of integrating the new Zenith Microcomputer into the data collection system. Physical placement, hardware checkout and software development are covered here. Phase two consisted of initial data measurements, and phase three consisted of verification of said data. Of the three phases, phase one consumed the most time and effort, and, for that reason, reporting of the work done during that phase represents the bulk of this thesis.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE