Thursday, October 24th

John Moors, Diversified Technical Systems, Inc.

Course Description
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of collecting data in flight test, from the physics of what is being measured through analog to digital conversion.  Topics include: sensor theory, common sensors and limitations, shunt and empirical checks, data acquisition system features and functions, anti-alias filtering, sampling error, analog considerations of channel to channel time synchronization, grounding and shielding, and specifying a complete system.  Compared to others, this course is more “analog” in nature, focusing on the physical measurement before data is formatted and streamed. Real-world examples are explored along with common field-testing challenges.

About John
John Moors has designed, supported, and executed destructive testing and critical data acquisition for 12 years. After receiving a degree for both Engineering (mechanical focus) and Business & Economics at Lafayette College, Mr. Moors has studied human injury in various fields, including military and civilian helmet safety, automotive crash-worthiness, brain injury, combat vehicle underbody blast (IED) injury, and ballistics. His work in aerospace data acquisition has included support of vehicle structure/payload data capture and streaming. Mr. Moors is currently the Aerospace & Defense Applications Support Lead for DTS. He supports customers remotely and in the field as they prepare for ground-based, atmospheric, and space-bound missions.