Experiment Control, Data
Acquisition, and Analysis
This chapter describes the various systems used for conducting experiments
in the LSTF, including real-time experimental control, data acquisition, and
analysis. The primary systems are:
a. MTS Systems Corporation control and data acquisition system.
b. General Experimental Control and Data Analysis Package (GEDAP)
synthesis and analysis package.
c. Display system for the ADV digital data.
d. Control system for the vertical turbine pumps.
e. Data acquisition system for the flow meters.
Data acquisition system for the sediment traps.
This chapter provides a brief description of each system. For additional
information, the reader is referred to the Users Manuals and Reference Manuals
cited in each section.
MTS Control and Data Acquisition System
The MTS control and data acquisition system was developed as the primary
system for operation of the facility and consists of two primary components. The
first component is an MTS 498 real-time controller that uses closed-loop control
indicator. This system also contains the hardware required for calibration and
data acquisition of the wave gauges, current meters, and the beach profile
indicator. This real-time controller is a VME-based, multichannel, digital
controller and contains a MVME 167 VME-based processor board, A/D and D/A
Experiment Control, Data Acquisition, and Analysis Packages