21 May 2014 A wireless time synchronized event control system
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McQ has developed a wireless, time-synchronized, event control system to control, monitor, and record events with precise timing over large test sites for applications such as high speed rocket sled payload testing. Events of interest may include firing rocket motors and launch sleds, initiating flares, ejecting bombs, ejecting seats, triggering high speed cameras, measuring sled velocity, and triggering events based on a velocity window or other criteria. The system consists of Event Controllers, a Launch Controller, and a wireless network. The Event Controllers can be easily deployed at areas of interest within the test site and maintain sub-microsecond timing accuracy for monitoring sensors, electronically triggering other equipment and events, and providing timing signals to other test equipment. Recorded data and status information is reported over the wireless network to a server and user interface. Over the wireless network, the user interface configures the system based on a user specified mission plan and provides real time command, control, and monitoring of the devices and data. An overview of the system, its features, performance, and potential uses is presented.
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Robert Klug, Robert Klug, Jonathan Williams, Jonathan Williams, Peter Scheffel, Peter Scheffel, "A wireless time synchronized event control system", Proc. SPIE 9103, Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing IX, 91030L (21 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053030


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