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Upcoming Webinars

May 20, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Structural Dynamics Testing Best Practices

Resonances causing problems? Learn how to experimentally identify resonant frequencies and their associated mode shapes.

  1. Natural Frequencies and Resonances
  2. Measuring Frequency Response Functions
  3. Piezoelectric Accelerometers
  4. Modal Curvefitting

May 21, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Controller Area Networks (CAN) and Data Acquisition Evolutions

Controller Area Networks (CAN) are becoming a popular way to collect data. CAN allows multiple digital signals to be transmitted on a single cable, simplifying test setups by eliminating multiple analog cables. In this webinar, learn:

  1. CAN History and Evolution
  2. How to use CAN on modern acquisition systems including:
    • a) Requirements: DBC files, baud rates, more
    • b) Syncing with analog data
  3. Other Digital Protocols
    • a) CAN FD
    • b) Flex-Ray
    • b) CAN Bus Calibration Protocol
  4. Distributed CAN based accelerometer systems

May 27, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
High Frequency, High Channel Count Data Acquisition

Measuring a jet engine or pyroshock on a satellite? These tests tend toward the demanding side: hundreds of channels, terabytes of data, harsh environments with high temperatures. This webinar covers these demand tests from transducer consideration to final report:

  1. Overview of data acquisition system architecture
  2. Transducers:
    • a) Triboelectric effect on charge accelerometers
    • b) Long cables and IEPE transducers
    • c) Long strain cables
    • d) High temperature sensors for turbines
  3. Recording data:
    • a) IRIG and IEEE-1588
    • b) Monitoring and Alarming stations
  4. Analysis and Reporting
    • a) Tricks for quick time visualization
    • b) Active pictures
    • c) End-to-end traceability



Past Webinars

May 13, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Load Data Acquisition: Best Practices

Measuring loads during accelerated durability tests is a tough challenge. Learn the ins and outs of acquiring great data in tough environments in this webinar.

  1. Measuring Strain and Loads
    • a) Quarter, Half, Full Bridges
    • b) Single Ended versus Differential Transducers
  2. Newer Tech: GPS, CAN Bus
  3. Triboelectric Effect and Charge Accelerometers
  4. Six Degree of Freedom VC MEMS Accelerometers
  5. Research using 6 DoF VC MEMS accelerometers as instead of wheel force transducers