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Pentek's RTR 2746 Offers Ruggedized Real-Time Analog Recording and Analysis for Unmanned Vehicles

Tue, 4 Sep 2012|

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Are we talking about ten -- no. Did acquisitions is very rugged can you tell us on the first of a little bit about the company sure and -- has designed and built data acquisition boards for 25 years now we've also couple these highly. Two DSP resources and that PGA resources and what we're doing here is taking a very powerful front and -- cobalt product line based on -- six. That has. 200 megahertz sixteen -- And delivering that data through a system onto hard disks that's what this recording system does. It's can record up to one point six gigabytes per second. Using as many as four channels. -- these four channels anyways or eight -- these only glory yeah he weighs. It didn't wake converters we use our one point 25 gigabytes. Big example for second devices so not only can you. We record to date and -- -- we can reproduce. The whole thing about being -- system. Is that the data goes directly into the system memory and then goes directly from system memory to these raid controllers of the CPU doesn't touch the data at all. And running and windows. Professional. Set Windows 7 professional 64 bit operating system. But the data itself has moved entirely with hardware do you make controller engines so we can maintain -- guarantee -- real time reporting. Without a loss of one. Bit of data at up to one point six gigabytes per second. We are using in this system because -- organized system we're using solid state drives we have a 48 drives each of them it's 500 gigabytes so we have -- total capacity of 24. Terabytes of storage on this life. This platform is good for rugged environments like aircraft. Like land vehicles that perhaps during operation they're going over rough terrain and -- on ownership. Or anyplace where there's. Extremes in temperature and vibration. Shock this was before. This this box an ideal candidate. The other nice thing about the package is that. This particular system is divided into -- client server software architecture. The server part -- -- part does the real work that part can be located in a different place from the client and those two can be joined together. With -- ethernet or into. So you can have this system for example vaulted into the equipment -- and aircraft. And then have the cockpit computer be the client so that the the operator. Can be exciting and the pilot's seat and the great acquisition of real time. Transfer is pushing them back -- back and -- -- the aircraft. The solid state drives are removable from the front panel so there -- This sets the can be pulled out with the four terabytes -- each -- so when that data is collected stored. They can be then we moved very quickly with a new fresh does that put -- to start another. One of the significant thing about the system that is that the needs of the data that's being recorded recorded in the NT FS file system so that any windows application any media Leon Hall into the -- So for example if you recorded volume -- old -- and I'm it's right there and ready to go. So it really gives the power of -- he didn't make it either way converter acquisition -- Coupled with the new solid state drive technology news and very fast PCI express and -- -- between all of them -- -- kind of put itself together. Very nice. I'm ready to use an instrument were reporting system. Very impressive and -- -- we have some of the boards -- those are some that are inside the system yeah. So this the heart of the data acquisition system and and that really aren't used 2746. Is this -- -- this is an accident scene module features. Ford 200 maggots out for second sixteen that he -- he could reduce the front end. It has sabretech -- PGA that manages all of the resources on the court. And it has two connectors one of these is used for -- and by any. PCI express their feelings back and supporting data up to two or four gigabytes per second over -- the system. So this is the basic engine if you want -- data acquisition. And this board is attached. To this board which is a PCI express carrier -- Live together. They form a PCI express module plugs right in -- These -- server motherboard using the -- fingers. So this is what's the this is the forensic. Front end that you want from -- get. That are happening here what we're showing -- -- showing the actual connectors that are used to the front end. And we have analog inputs analog output and the clock signals we also have a digital connectors -- used to synchronize multiple boards. And issue having multi board system you can run ribbon cables crossed the front panel has yet knowing what I call -- -- -- -- channels are synchronous. When we also several indicators to help you monitor the operation. So here we have the -- are 2746. Rugged recorder chassis system. And in the front which you can see our in this case to drive cassettes each of these drive -- -- -- -- -- solid state drives. Each of those drugs 500 gigabytes so each each of these -- represents four terabytes of storage. And you can get as many as six of these on this system for the 24 terabytes. So. The whole. The whole idea here is that once the data is reported -- can be easily removed. He's -- -- just blowing up a cassette and replacing him with a and inside we have -- PC server motherboard running windows and we have today. Graphical user interface which. Is our system -- software at the client side of this system most software gives you a complete graphic user interface that allows you to. Figure every aspect of reporting system. You can change parameters. Simply by opening up parameter window and changing the seventh grade. Characteristics of the and what. And then once you're done if you have re configure the system you can save that profile. Two of. File name and then we call that configuration later you can also load new profiles that you've stored before to give you complete recording system set -- Once you get done setting up your parameters. And then go to the -- screen in this case we have a record. Function where we have of the three channels. And a nice feature is you can for example. Have independent recording and each channel. And you simply specify the file name the time or the length of the recording and megabytes and then hit the record button. And you can see the number of megabytes and the rate. And it can either record for a certain specific length of time or you can do it manually in which -- -- report forever -- that this is well. If you have multiple channels for example channel one and two. You can -- them together to a master record function in which case the recording is started up here instead and if you notice down here. Both of these channels are now reporting and the recording synchronous -- this is great for multi channel operations related synchronous recording. And you need to stop data sequentially as well. So the other thing that's nice about the systems that give you a signal viewer function that allows you to preview the allied signal. Before you start the recording to make sure it's valid. So I'm I've got a signal generator in the back to fight this connected you can see the signal goes -- So this is actually the live signal that is being recorded when you hit the record book. When we get done we have a similar screen. That's a file you were that allows you to play back the reports signaled that it looks just like this is as well as -- same -- you -- record. So it's a really complete instrument. And all of these functions that -- show you here. Are part of the system load client that can be remotely located on a different computer connected by ethernet -- the system. Excellent so if they like to find out more about -- -- modules and systems. We're gonna find you online. It's an easy web -- remember it's ten tech dot com PNTDK. Dot com. And right on our home page they'll be a link for the recording system we just talked about thanks very much treasure hunt thanks bill.