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High speed data acquisition system for computer tomographic imaging instrumentation

Abdul Rahim, Ruzairi High speed data acquisition system for computer tomographic imaging instrumentation. Technical Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Monitoring solid-gas flow in terms of flow visualization and mass flow rate (MFR) measurement is essential in industrial processes. Optical tomography provides a method to view the cross sectional image of flowing materials in a pipeline conveyor. Important flow information such as flow concentration profile, flow velocity and mass flow rate can be obtained without the need to invade the process vessel. The utilization of powerful computer together with expensive Data Acquisition System (DAQ) as the processing device in optical tomography systems has always been a norm. However, the advancements in silicon fabrication technology nowadays allow the fabrication of powerful Digital Signal Processors (DSP) at reasonable cost. This allows the technology to be applied in optical tomography system to reduce or even eliminate the need of personal computer and the DAQ. The DSP system was customized to control the data acquisition of 16x16 optical sensors (arranged in orthogonal projection) and 23x23 optical sensors (arranged in rectilinear projections) in 2 layers (upstream and downstream). The data collected was used to reconstruct the cross sectional image of flowing materials inside the pipeline, velocity profile measurement and mass flow rate measurement. The mass flow rate result is sent to a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display unit for display. For image display purpose, the reconstructed image was sent to a personal computer via serial link. This allows the use of a laptop to display the cross sectional image besides performing any other tasks such as data logging.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:DATA ACQUISITION, IMAGING, INSTRUMENTATION
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:2942
Deposited By: Adil Mohamad
Deposited On:18 May 2007 07:18
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 05:23

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