A low cost wireless acquisition system for multi-channel vibration measurement

Authors

  • Pierre Marcotte IRSST, 505 Boul, De Maisonneuve West, Montréal, QC H3A 3C2, Canada
  • Sylvain Ouellette CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, 1 Peter Ferderber, Val-d'Or, QC J9P 4P8, Canada
  • Jérôme Boutin IRSST, 505 Boul, De Maisonneuve West, Montréal, QC H3A 3C2, Canada
  • Gilles LeBlanc CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, 1 Peter Ferderber, Val-d'Or, QC J9P 4P8, Canada

Keywords:

Accelerometers, Electrochemical cells, FIR filters, Frequency response, Vibration measurement, Ac coupling, Acquisition systems, Digital FIR filters, Electrical power, LabViEW, Li-ion batteries, Low costs, Low-frequency response, Measurement modes, Multi-channel, National Instruments, Underground mine, Whole-body vibrations

Abstract

A low cost wireless acquisition system for multi-channel vibration measurement is presented. An acquisition system based on National instrument NI-9234 boards and LabVIEW™ has been developed and successfully tested in underground mines for human vibration assessment. The acquisition system was built using two National Instrument NI-9234 USB boards, giving a total of 8 channels, an external LI-ION battery, one minicomputer with solid-state hard disk for added robustness, and a small waterproof Pelican case. The IEPE mode of the NI-9234 boards was used to supply electrical power to the accelerometers, requiring the use of AC coupling. Since the NE-9234 board has, in AC coupling, a roll-off of 3 dB at 0.5 Hz, a digital FIR filter was added to correct the low frequency response in whole-body vibration (WBV) measurement mode, in order to satisfy the newer standard ISO 8041 (2005).

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2011-09-01

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Marcotte P, Ouellette S, Boutin J, LeBlanc G. A low cost wireless acquisition system for multi-channel vibration measurement. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 16];39(3):214-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2487

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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