Technology Service Corporation has created the Test Handling and Operation Reporting (THOR) system for the purpose of managing complicated tests, controls, and sensors within a lab. THOR utilizes a network architecture with test hubs that are both cloneable and highly customizable. THOR allows lab managers to easily monitor and control a large number of tests with diverse performance requirements.
THOR can easily be configured to manage data acquisition (DAQ) for a wide variety of devices to be tested in any lab or environment where sensor data needs to be collected. THOR also has an innovative wire management system to greatly reduce wire clutter as well as shielding the sense lines from electrical noise. THOR provides a streamlined software interface to oversee the entire lab from the highest level down to each individual sensor.
THOR Central Lab Management Software
- Allows an operator to oversee and control all tests running throughout a lab
- Runs on a standard PC with the possibility of running on a tablet or other device
- Allows operator to drill down to see detailed test performance information
- Monitor multiple test hubs while coordinating unique demands for each test
THOR Test Hub
- Utilizes a National Instruments CompactDAQ (cDAQ) 9139 configurable chassis
- Capable of utilizing a wide variety of data acquisition (DAQ) cards
• Battery Voltages • Currents • Thermocouples • Strain Gauges • Microphones • Voltage Output • Accelerometers • Current Output
- Provides a custom enclosure to provide power, high voltage wire protection, and wire mapping for hundreds of wires being used to gather test data
Remote DAQ Device (RD2)
Up to eight RD2s are connected to each test hub via a ruggedized and shielded "trunk cable"
- Reduces noise on sense lines
- Significantly reduces the volume of wires to manage throughout a lab
- Minimizes users risk of contact with high voltage sense lines
- Allows the sense lines to be unbound from the trunk line a very short distance from the point of data collection
- Capable of monitoring 18 individual sense lines per RD2 (or nine twisted pairs for differential measurements)
- Capable of powering three relays to implement emergency power cutoff protocols