Aerospace Customer

Company Profile

Our customer has a major US AFB. As part of the upgrade of their T9 Hush house DAC, they had purchased SDU, Multifunction, Consolidate and pressure-temperature panels standard in jet engine testing.

The Situation

After the panels were installed, the engine operators at the AFB requested if there was a way to display the parameters monitored by the panels to be displayed selectively by the engine operator on a single monitor which would have the capability of trending and logging in addition.

The Solution

Our customer that was in charge of the upgrading, offered  to replace the upgraded panels with a National Instruments PXI chassis in a three column 19-inch racks and major teardown and a rebuild of the control room at a potential cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars and minimum of six months lead-time.

The base declined the offer and asked if with the existing upgrade panels this can be done at the fraction of offered cost. The customer approached Measuresoft, Inc. to use ScadaPro to interface with the existing panels via a USB hub and extract the data from the panels.



The project, using an off-the-shelf Mini desktop was loaded with a ScadaPro software to monitor the panels via serial ports to a USB hub. ScadaPro was configured to:

- Monitor over 80 analog, digital channels via the serial ports.
- Allow multiple displays with the operator’s selection of channels to monitor based on the specific engine test to be run.
- Monitor the five critical channels on all pages of the display.
- Selectable channels to be trended.
- Record all the channels in a Excel format file.

Measuresoft, Inc. configured the monitor with the above requirements and delivered the hardware/software in two weeks. 

Benefits

Our solution offers a range of benefits.

Cost Effective

Monitor over 80 analog and digital channels via the serial ports.

Select channels to be monitored

Allow multiple displays with the operators selection of channels to monitor based on the specific engine test to be run.

Record all the channels in an Excel file format.