Reduce sensor wiring and cost; all controller data is transferred over a single Ethernet cable. There is no need for extra wiring of sensors, like load cells, to both the control and measurement system.
Distributed system architecture; the Q.series system can be distributed around the test article, resulting in significantly shorter transducer cables between measurement modules and thousands of strain gages.
Connect multiple Moog tests to one Q.station; the Moog Aerospace Test Controller can run up to 5 tests in parallel. Each test has its own data port. All data ports can be connected to one Q.station, saving cost on additional measurement hardware.
On-line monitoring and analysis of test data; ability to monitor and analyze the control and measurement data always and immediately inform the user and/or stress analysist when deviations occur.
Assured data availability; the Q.series system has 3 levels of redundancy for assured data availability. Measurement data can be broadcasted in parallel to an online database as well as to an FTP backup server. Both data ports are continuously monitored. If a broadcast fails, the Q.series system will automatically start logging data to its local disk.
Build-in time sync monitoring; the Q.series provides a unique functionality that allows monitoring the clock time difference between the Moog Aerospace Test Controller and the Q.series system. In case the clock time difference is outside a pre-defined threshold an alarm is generated to inform the operator. This avoids unacceptable data skew or jitter.