Why Gantner Instruments
Flexible Mixed-Signal Data Acquisition
Q.series X is a mixed-signal, multi-channel data acquisition solution offering a versatile range of I/O modules. You can measure voltage, current, displacement, force, strain, vibration, sound, temperature, counters, and more. With this maximum sensor flexibility, the DAQ system can be easily adapted to the demanding requirements of system integration testing.
Distributed and Synchronized DAQ
Due to the size of the full-scale system integration test rigs, long sensor cable runs sometimes seem unavoidable. Q.series X modules provide the perfect solution in installations where multiple signals are widely dispersed and require simultaneous sampling and comparison (less than a microsecond), reducing cable clutter and being user-friendly. Also, measurements are less prone to noise due to short sensor cables.
A wide variety of data communication interfaces, such as EtherCAT and IoT protocols like OPC UA, MQTT, and DDS, are available for seamless integration between flight computers, flight control systems, flight simulators, reaction loading systems, and data acquisition systems. Plugins & drivers for LabVIEW, MATLAB, and Python, among others, enable advanced data analysis and reporting.
Avionics Bus Integration
Q.series X can decode, display and log data from standard avionic bus systems. Each channel from the avionics bus is fully synchronized with the measurement data and recorded to a single file, providing the capability for avionics integration testing where the interaction of avionics with the actual flight control and utility systems can be validated.
Advanced Test Automation
The Q.series X programmable automation controller (PAC) brings test engineers a high-performance test automation and control solution for their system integration test rig, running stand-alone without a PC. When using the test.con graphical programming environment, it is possible to set up test sequences, mathematical functions for complex alarm and event handling, automated actions, and even high-speed closed loop (PID) control.