Human centrifuge controller

Rao, TVS and Shankar, Vijayalaxmi and Aswath, C (1989) Human centrifuge controller. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    In April 1985, Systems Engineering Division (SED), NAL was13; entrusted by Indian Air Force (IAF) with the task of upgrading and rebuilding the aging electronic control desk for the Human Centrifuge System (HCS) at the Institute of Aviation Medicine (LAM), Bangalore. This report outlines HCS existing at IAM, its working and use. The NAL designed, personal computer (PC) based electronic control desk used with the HCS to control the rotational speed of the Human Centrifuge (HC) is described. The control desk is used for running the HC to produce various (acceleration) patterns such as normal g profiles and combat g profiles which are generally experienced by pilots. The PC is used for speed reference signal generation, supervision of the sequence of operations to be carried out at the start of the centrifuge and continuous checking of the correct operation of the overall HCS.13; The NAL designed control desk functionally replaces the original control desk and all the safety features that existed earlier have been retained in the new controller. Use of PC has resulted in a flexible programmig environment and use of the latest available solid state components employed in building the controller has resulted in a reliable system.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Human Centrifuge System;g profiles
    Subjects: MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER SCIENCES > Computer Operations and Hardware
    ENGINEERING > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
    Division/Department: Systems Engineering Division, Systems Engineering Division, Systems Engineering Division
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:50

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