Calgary-based firm uses Microstar Laboratories's data acquisition products to create an acoustic sensing system that measures the energy released in failing steel strands to monitor structures
Pure Technologies, based in Calgary, has created a patented infrastructure monitoring system that uses acoustical techniques to detect potential failures in buildings, parking structures, bridges, prestressed concrete pipelines, arenas, and containment vessels.
Called SoundPrint, the system uses an array of sensors to measure the energy released when tensioned steel wires fail.
Recent contracts include the Chesapeake Bay suspension bridge in Maryland and the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland.
With the completion of these projects the system will be installed on nine major cable-supported bridges around the world.
Customers like Pure Technologies can take advantage of the hardware and software engineering that Microstar Laboratories has built in to all DAP products to allow their use in Windows applications with timing-sensitive components.
Unless these Windows applications use independent real-time processing as implemented in DAP products, they could be adversely impacted at runtime by system or network delays.
The Microstar Laboratories website includes a number of items on control technology.
Every DAP board includes an onboard processor with a real-time operating system that Windows applications can control.
This extra resource frees the time-critical parts of your application from system delays and lets you implement control systems that otherwise would be difficult or even impossible to implement under Windows.