Revolutionizing Pyro-Shock Testing at SAVE 2023

The year 2023 marks an exciting turning point in the world of data acquisition and shock testing as we unveil the ALI25, a groundbreaking shock module that is set to redefine the industry. With remarkable features and capabilities, the ALI25 is a game-changer for Pyro-Shock and mechanical shock applications. This article delves into the innovative aspects of this module and its debut at SAVE 2023.

A Quantum Leap in Shock Testing

The ALI25 is a true milestone, boasting the industry's first 5 MSa/s 24-bit digitizer. This high-bandwidth module is specifically engineered for triggered/burst acquisition in pyro-shock and mechanical shock applications. It's not just any digitizer; it's a revolutionary leap in precision and performance.

Versatile Input Options

One of the standout features of the ALI25 is its flexibility. With two channels supporting Bridge, ICP®, and Voltage inputs, it accommodates various transducer types and signal sources. The built-in signal conditioning for bridge-type transducers and voltage signals ensures that you can work seamlessly with different sensor configurations.

Each input channel is equipped with a 24-bit 5 MSa/s analog-to-digital converter and a substantial 21 M sample data buffer. This combination allows for high-resolution data acquisition and ample storage capacity, making it ideal for complex shock events. Plus, you're not limited to just a few channels; QuantusSeries systems can be configured with anywhere from 2 to over 1000 channels to accommodate even the most extensive testing setups.

Pre-Event Monitoring and Sensor Health

The ALI25 doesn't just collect data during the event itself; it goes the extra mile by verifying measurement integrity and sensor status before the event occurs. With continuous pre-trigger monitoring, summarized signal information, and sensor fault detection, you can have peace of mind knowing that your data is reliable and accurate.

Triggering Excellence

One of the highlights of the ALI25 is its advanced triggering capabilities. It allows for a wide array of triggering options, such as signal level and persistence, external events, data flow, and software commands. This versatility not only supports multi-system synchronization but also guarantees event detection. When you're working with complex and synchronized setups, this feature is a game-changer.

Applications Galore

The ALI25 finds its place in numerous applications related to pyro-shock and mechanical shock events. It's your go-to choice for:

  • Acquisition of Pyro-Shock and Mechanical Shock events related to impact, shock, ballistics, and explosives testing.
  • Bridge and resistive sensors that require 4-wire and 6-wire configurations.
  • Functions such as shunt resistors across all bridge arms (available through ISM SubModule).
  • High Voltage SubModule for external high-voltage signal conditioning used in power measurements.

PhoenixKonnect: Uniting Hardware and Software Excellence

To complement this remarkable hardware, Mark Remelman demonstrated the ALI25 module's capabilities on PhoenixKonnect. PhoenixKonnect is a touch-compliant software application designed to meet the stringent data acquisition and traceability requirements of today. It serves as an intuitive solution for control, channel/signal validation, capture, analysis, and data archiving.

PhoenixKonnect seamlessly supports simultaneous transient and streaming data capture, utilizing a combination of QuantusSeries and SD-VXI hardware. Furthermore, it offers post-processing capabilities that incorporate custom scripts in Python, MATLAB, or Kornucopia, ensuring flexibility and adaptability for various analytical needs.

A Bright Future for Pyro-Shock Testing

The launch of the ALI25 at SAVE 2023 is not just another product release; it's a momentous occasion in the world of Pyro-Shock and mechanical shock testing. With its unparalleled capabilities and the seamless integration with PhoenixKonnect software, it's set to redefine how we collect, analyze, and understand shock events. The ALI25 represents a new standard in precision and performance, marking a bright future for shock testing and data acquisition.