A Microcomputer-Based On-Vehicle Data Acquisition System 810811
A microcomputer-based, multichannel data acquisition system has been developed to acquire high frequency transient information typified by, but not limited to, automotive vehicle crash test applications. The system, which has been designed to be mounted on the test vehicle during a vehicle crash, will accommodate up to 240 channels. Each channel is comprised of a stand-alone microcomputer, memory for data storage, signal conditioning for piezoresistive transducers, automatic calibration and zero offsets, and programmable gain amplifier. The microcomputer is based upon a Motorola 6801/68701 microcomputer.
The paper describes the design, development, and data processing characteristics of the prototype system.