TDAS Control software was developed by test engineers for test engineers. TDAS Control is used to run TDAS PRO, TDAS PRO LAB and TDAS G5 data acquisition systems. It implements extensive diagnostic features while keeping the user interface straightforward and easy to configure. TDAS Control provides easy-to-use tools for configuring output timing, as well as advanced features such as automatic sensor assignment, detailed channel diagnostics real-time display. Additional features for the TDAS PRO Timed Output Module include squib resistance checks and firing to internal loads to support successful testing every time.
TDAS Control is Windows XP, Vista, or 7 compatible. Once the TDAS Control initializes the system and it is armed, the computer can be disconnected and the modules will collect data with no additional support. After the test, data stored in each module is downloaded to the PC hard drive in binary format. Once on the hard drive, the binary data files are then unpacked for viewing and post-processing.
Information regarding TDAS hardware calibration, test setup information, and calibration information for the sensors in the test lab inventory is stored in files that are managed by the TDAS Control software. TDAS hardware is rugged, modular and inherently expandable. TDAS PRO and TDAS G5 systems can be linked together for >6,400 channels in one test.
There are no potentiometers to adjust because hardware settings are made completely under software control. Every time a data collection task is initiated, the software runs a thorough calibration check on each measurement channel. Appropriate gains are set, sensor offsets are zeroed and anti-aliasing filters are set. The software also contains standard point-and-click processing options for SAE-class post-filters, integrals, resultants, HICs, and others.