The Development and Demonstration of an RF Acquisition and Transmission Network for a Test Unit used to Demonstrate the Characterization and Collection of Data from Condition Monitoring Sensors


  1. KarisAllen, K.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Facts Engineering Inc, Halifax NS (CAN)
Over the past several years, DRDC Atlantic has embarked on a program for the evaluation of existing technologies, as well as the development of new technologies for application in platform specific health monitoring systems. It has been envisioned that dedicated sensor, hardware, and software suites may be employed to provide engineering officers with real time monitoring with respect to the performance of critical ships’ systems. Identified general applications for dedicated monitoring systems include assessing the rheological properties of main machinery lubricants, conducting rotating machinery vibration analysis, and measuring structural strain. The current study is focused primarily on the evaluation of rheological properties of main machinery lubricants. Specifically, a prototype wireless hardware/software suite has been developed as part of this study for the acquisition and transmission of data from multiple remotely located sensor sites to a single-node, personal computer (PC) base station. Also, a prototype water detection sensor (EASZ-1™) has been incorporated into the bench top lubricant simulation test apparatus for evaluation purposes. A prototype wireless hardware/software suite has been developed for the acquisition of data from the sensors incorporated into a laboratory lubricant simulation test apparatus. The hardware and software algorithms have been configured to support data acquisition from multiple, concurrently active remote sensor stations. The ac

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Oil condition monitoring;Oil condition sensors;Oil Sensors;Dielectric Constant of Lubricating oil;Oil health;Remote sensing
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-CR-2006-095 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 2006
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