4 October 1994 Universal signal conditioning amplifier
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Engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center have designed a signal conditioning amplifier which automatically matched itself to almost any kind of transducer. The product, called Universal Signal Conditioning Amplifier (USCA), uses state-of-the-art technologies to deliver high accuracy measurements. USCA's features which can be either programmable or automated include: voltage, current, or pulsed excitation, unlimited resolution gain, digital filtering and both analog and digital output. USCA will be used at Kennedy Space Center's launch pads for environmental measurements such as vibrations, strains, temperatures and overpressures. USCA is presently being commercialized through a co-funded agreement between NASA, the State of Florida, and Loral Test and Information Systems, Inc.
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William E. Larson, William E. Larson, Carl G. Hallberg, Carl G. Hallberg, Pedro J. Medelius, Pedro J. Medelius, } "Universal signal conditioning amplifier", Proc. SPIE 2270, NASA/SPIE Conference on Spin-Off Technologies from NASA for Commercial Sensors and Scientific Applications, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188820; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.188820

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