National Instruments CompactDAQ and CompactRIO in Rocket Data Acquisition and Control SystemsDaniel Jubb
, Falcon Project
The Falcon Project Ltd has used the National Instruments CompactDAQ and CompactRIO systems and the associated modules, in data collection and control systems for solid propellant rocket testing. Key values include: thrust, pressures, fire command feedback, temperatures and valve positions. The systems, located close the test stand, have been subject to shock, pressure and vibration and have performed well under these conditions. The presentation will provide some background and history of Falcon, the development and testing of our data collection system, the development of visual interfaces in LabVIEW, some details of the trials it has been used on. We will also outline some of the other areas we have recently used the National Instruments systems.