Data Acquisition Board

Voler was chosen by the Center for Geotechnical Modeling at the University of California at Davis on a research project funded by the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Program (NEES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Voler worked with another engineering firm to develop a miniature 8-channel data acquisition system for seismic research.

We overcome severe environmental conditions such as submersion in water at 100 psi pressure with 200 G of vibration while achieving timing accuracy of 1 microsecond out of 2 seconds. The data acquisition board is 1.25 x 2.75 inches in size and has signal conditioning for 8 sensors with a 250 KHz, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter, microcontroller, and serial communication through a wireless transceiver.

Voler wrote a driver to run on a Windows PC that sets up and acquires data from up to 25 of these devices simultaneously.