IPL Analyzer

Analyzátor IPLNew designed device intended for synchronous and continuous 12-bit sampling and digitizing of 4+1 input signals. Data from all input channels are continuously stored to computer hard disc. Analog input circuits are derived from XEDO system. Communication with PC and data transfer is realized via USB 2.0 interface. All data are stored to hard disc with speed cca 16 MB/sec, i.e. cca 56 Gbytes per hour. Total measurement time is limited by disk capacity only. Hard disk interface must be able to work continuously with the same speed as a data transfer (e-SATA port).

Technical parameters
Number of Channels: 4 channels for acoustic emission signal
1 channel for auxiliary record
Input Amplifiers Gain - AE channels: Software-settable in 0dB až +80 dB range
Input Impedance - AE channels: 820 Ohms
Input Voltage in Auxiliary Channel: -30V to +30V, 10-bit A/D converter
Input Impedance - Auxiliary Channel: 200 kOhms
Sampling Speed - all channels: 2 MSamples/sec
Frequency Range: 50 kHz to 600 kHz (4 AE channels)
DC to 2 kHz (auxiliary channel)
Dimensions (h x w x d): 120 x 175 x 270 milimeters
Power: 100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz, max. 25W
or 12VDC/1A from external adapter

All input signals voltage can be watched on computer display during the data acquisition. Data storing to the computer hard disk during watching can be stopped for gain setting and functionality testing. Software Dakel-UI runs under Linux OS and provides stored data processing. There are these possibilities for data processing:

  • Acoustic emission events (hits) detection according to requested voltage thresholds. Listing is assembled in binary format for aditional processing in DaeShow software. This process can be repeated any times for modificated values of thresholds.
  • Parameter Counts waveform enumeration for up to 256 thresholds.
  • Computation of Fast Fourier Transformation for all input signals. Three-dimensional diagrams of signal spectrum are generated (see the figure below).
  • Stored data export to DaeShow software for acoustic events localization.
  • Stored data export in text format or binary format for aditional processing in any external softwares (Matlab, etc.).
  • External preamplifiers between sensors and IPL inputs can be powered from IPL inputs via signal coaxial cables. Preamplifiers located close to sensors (or integrated in sensors) improve interference immunity and reduce the noise.

    Continuously sampled and stored acoustic emission signal alows use of modern mathematic-statistic methods oriented for emision sources identification. Evaluation of signal features can be many times repeated with diferent parameters. Aditional measuring and data acquisition is not necessary. That is the main diference between IPL and conventional instruments.

    Software Dakel-UI provides communication PC with IPL, data storing and subsequent evaluation. Some program windows are demonstrated: data acquisition - left, spectrogram generation - right:
    Software - data acquisition  Software - spectrogram generation

    Sample of three-dimensional spectrogram, generated after tensile test of the 99.99% pure aluminium:
    X-axis (horizontal): frequency, Y-axis (vertical): time, Z-axis (pixel color): signal amplitude - energy. The black line in left part of picture demonstrates time-dependance of stress (auxiliary channel record). Green peaks full left demonstrate time dependance of counts (amplitude overshoot of prdefined threshold).

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