Event Name: Laboratory and Field Data Collection Best Practices – Capturing Meaningful Multi-Axis Vibration and Impact Data
Description: Join ISTA and DTS’ Mike Beckage for a webinar on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 1:30PM -2:00PM EST!
Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.
Chief Technology Officer
Accurate real-world acceleration and angular rate data helps us fully understand dynamic motion, and hence perform realistic transportation simulations and impact tests. Sensors and data recorders have varying specifications and functional parameters that must be chosen carefully in order to collect meaningful information. Sensor properties include measurement range, frequency response, AC versus DC response, accuracy, and thermal effects. Data recorders capture time-history information and in order to do so accurately, the relationship between desired bandwidth, filtering, and sampling must be implemented correctly. It’s not rocket science, but it’s not simple or obvious either. This presentation will cover the fundamental decisions that must be considered when choosing how to collect single or multi-axis vibration measurements or impact data from vehicles, unitized loads, or packages under test. We will also cover basic measurement system architecture and how that relates to these decisions.
We will cover pertinent industry standards and recommended practices and provide guidance on how to apply good engineering principles and judgement when designing a measurement system, making set-up decisions, or assessing the quality of collected sensor data. This presentation is essential for anyone who needs to feel confident in the data upon which they make decisions.