Crash, Barrier and Sled Test Controls

By: Microsys Technologies  09-12-2011
Keywords: Data Acquisition, barrier, Hardware Products

For many years customers aske d if Microsys could h elp them imp rove the productivity of their barrier and sled testing process just as SureFire had done so successfully for airbag testing. Microsys listened and in 2003 r eleased a suite of software and hardware products for the crash test market.

Microsys designed the SureFire crash test software after extensive consultation with operators of sled and barrier facilities. SureFire was made to meet the following broad objectives:

  1. Significantly decrease the amoun t of time the operator spends managing the hig h-speed cameras by automating the camera setup, image download and AVI conversion

  2. Allow different camera makes & models to seamlessly combined. This would give sled and barrier managers the ability to purchase on-board cameras from one vendor and off-board cameras from another.
  3. Allow different DAS makes & models to seamlessly combined. This would make it possible to use a dummy with an embedded DAS from one vendor along with a traditional DAS from another vendor.
  4. Provide a user experience that is consistent between test cells: barrier, sled and component. This would allow operators to be quickly cross trained for greater management efficiency
  5. To be completely database driven, thus allowing for traceability, statistical reporting, test setup recall, and fast search & recall of test results

In addition to Microsys products the company has formed alliances with many of the major equipment providers, allowing customers to order a complete crash test facility from Microsys.

Many customers prefer to have a single company provide the instrumentation for their sled or barrier facility. This "turnkey" approach improves communication and schedule coordination among the vendors. It also simplifies post-installation support by removing "finger-pointing".

The Microsys approach to providing a turnkey crash facility combines instrumentation from our partners with Microsys planning, project management, control software, installation, training and support.

Our partners:

  • For data acquisition systems: DTS and Kayser Threde
  • For high speed cameras: IDT, Vision Research, NAC
  • For HMI lighting: KHS
  • For dummies: Humanetics

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