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STADAR: Servo Tester with Automatic Data Acquisition and Reduction

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2 Author(s)
Nickerson, H.H. ; Interstate Electronics Corporation Anaheim, Calif. ; Harris, F.

STADAR is a Servo Tester with Automatic Data Acquisition and Reduction developed for the Apollo program. This paper describes the operational capability of STADAR and discusses certain aspects of the design. STADAR evaluates system performance by supplying an input stimuli and two data acquisition and analysis channels. Stimuli (0.02-30 c/s 0-10 V peak) are automatically programmed to a frequency accuracy of ±0.01 percent and an amplitude accuracy of ± 0.1 percent. Data acquisition accuracy is 0.1 percent or 50 microvolts. System design utilizes programmable data filters to improve system S/N ratio. Active filter mechanization methods and results are presented as well as techniques for instantaneous precise generation of stimuli which are automatically programmed.

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:AES-2 ,  Issue: 2 )