HSS Quickstart Guide

HSS Quickstart Guide
Document #: DOC-02-00078-00
High Speed Pressure Imaging System (HSS)
HSS At a Glance
DC Power
Adapter
HS Data
Logger
HS Sensor
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XSENSOR® High Speed Pressure Imaging System (HSS) is a rugged, highspeed data acquisition system that captures detailed surface pressure
measurements before, during and after an impact event. HSS pairs two
high-performance XSENSOR® components to provide a rugged and
compact connection between HX Sensors and HS V8 Software:
• HS Sensor Pack is a bridge that contains sensing electronics and a
communications port.
• HS Data Logger is a programmable controller used to configure and
capture data from HS Sensor Packs. HS Data Logger can be attached to
crash sleds and triggered remotely. Captured data can be streamed to
HS V8 Software throughout an impact event, or stored for post-event
download.
HS Sensor
Connector
Front Panel
SD Card
Insert/Eject
Button
Trigger
Button
Power
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What’s in the Box?
Each HSS package contains:
• One HSS device with factory-installed HS Data logger and
HS Sensor Pack modules
• One AC adapter power cord
• One SD Card
• One Operator Manual
• One Quick Start Guide
• One grounding strap for stationary use
If the HSS is damaged or parts are missing, contact XSENSOR Technology
Corporation or an authorized distributor. For additional information,
consult the operator manual for the HSS, or visit www.xsensor.com.
Remote
Trigger
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Trigger
LED
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SD
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Ethernet
Port
SD Card
LED
Back Panel
If only one sensor will be used, you must connect the sensor to Port 1.
Connection to any other port will cause HSS to malfunction.
Intended Use
Unless otherwise specified at time of purchase, the HSS is intended for use
as a surface pressure detection and data acquisition system for automotive
impact event testing. It is designed to operate in the following conditions:
• Indoor use only
• Electronics mounted on a grounded surface, such as a crash sled
• Temperature range of +10C to +40C
• Relative humidity of 10 per cent to 90 per cent (non-condensing)
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Port 2
Port 3
Port 4
Power
About this Publication
This publication is a concise guide to preparing HSS for first use. It also
contains basic steps for using HS V8 Software to detect HSS modules, add
sensors to the Sensor Catalog, configure test sessions, and capture data.
For additional information, consult the operator manuals for HSS and
HS V8 Software, or visit www.xsensor.com.
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HSS Quickstart Guide
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Module Power Requirements
For a single sensor pack system, the DC power requirement is 11W;
308mA @ 36V.
About the Mounting Plate
The HSS mounting plate is designed to accommodate three different hole
spacings — 3 inches on center, 4 inches on center, and 100 mm on
center. XSENSOR recommends at least four bolts be used to attach the
HSS system to the sled. Toe clamps may be used if sufficient space is not
available for all bolts.
Prepare HSS for Use
This section provides basic instructions to assemble and activate the HSS
for use. The HSS can be attached to a crash sled or used as a stationary
device. After the HSS is assembled and activated, use HS V8 Software to
manage sensors, configure data capture, and program operating mode
options. For additional information, consult the operator manuals for the
HSS and HS V8 Software.
Before you Begin
Verify that the following items are available and ready to use:
• HSS module
• HX sensors
• Laptop or PC with HS V8 Software installed
• Ethernet cable
• Active network outlet that is connected to the same network as the
laptop or PC
• AC power cord that is disconnected from any electrical power outlet
• Appropriate electrical power outlet
• SD Card with at least eight gigabytes of available memory
• Grounding strap for stationary use
• Appropriate trigger mechanism (if required)
Prepare HSS for Use on a Crash Sled
1. Verify that the AC power cord is disconnected from any power outlet.
2. Verify that sufficient and appropriate fastening hardware is available.
Select fastening hardware that is suitable for the material to which the
HSS is attached. The mounting holes support 3inch, 4inch and 100mm
center-to-center spacing. XSENSOR recommends that four fasteners—
two on each side—are used.
3. Connect the AC power cord to the HSS data logger. Tighten clamp
around power connector to secure it.
4. Attach the HSS base plate to the crash sled. Use sufficient and
appropriate fastening hardware.
5. Connect the sensor to the HSS sensor pack. When only one sensor is
required, you must connect the sensor to Port 1. Connection to any
other port will cause the HSS to malfunction. Insert the thumbscrews
to secure the sensor connector to the SPK/HSS base plate.
6. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot on the HSS data logger.
7. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to an active network outlet.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the HSS Ethernet port.
8. Connect the AC power cord to an electrical power outlet.
9. Press the power button on the data logger to activate the HSS and begin
the boot process. During a successful activation, the following actions
occur:
• The power LED briefly flashes red, and then flashes blue. After 30 to
60 seconds, the boot sequence is complete and the power LED
changes to solid green.
• The HSS sensor pack activates. The HSS sensor pack LED changes to
solid green.
• The SD card is mounted. The SD slot LED changes to solid green.
10. After successful activation, all of the LEDs are solid green and HSS is
ready for configuration. If one or more of the LEDs is not green, then
follow these steps:
a. Press the power button on the HSS data logger to deactivate HSS.
b. Eject the SD card from the SD slot. Verify that the SD card is empty,
and that it contains at least 8 gigabytes of available memory.
c. Verify that the sensor is firmly attached to the sensor pack.
d. Insert the SD card into the SD slot.
e. Press the power button on the HSS data logger to activate HSS and
begin the boot process.
f. After successful activation, all of the LEDs are solid green and HSS is
ready for configuration. If problems persist, contact XSENSOR
Technology Corporation or an authorized distributor.
g. If the SS card light is not green, eject the SD card and re-insert it. If it's
still not green, proceed with Step C.
Prepare the HSS for Stationary Use
1. Verify that the AC power cord is disconnected from any electrical power
outlet.
2. Connect the AC adapter power cord to the data logger.
3. Connect the sensor to Port 1 on the HSS sensor pack. When only one
sensor is required, you must connect the sensor to Port 1. Connection to
any other port will cause HSS to malfunction.
4. Connect the grounding strap to the earth ground.
5. Insert the SD card into the SD card slot on the data logger.
6. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to an active network outlet.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the HSS Ethernet port.
7. Connect the AC adapter power cord to an electrical power outlet.
8. Press the power button on the HSS data logger to activate HSS and begin
the boot process. During the boot process, the following actions occur:
• The power LED flashes red, then flashes blue. After 30 to 60 seconds,
the boot sequence is complete and the power LED changes to solid
green.
• The sensor pack activates and the sensor pack LED changes to solid
green.
• The SD card is mounted. The SD slot LED changes to solid green.
9. After successful activation, the power, sensor pack and SD slot LEDs are
green and HSS is ready for configuration. If one or more of the LEDs is
not green, then follow these steps:
a. Press the power button on the data logger to deactivate HSS.
b. Eject the SD card from the SD slot. Verify that the SD card is empty,
and that it contains at least 8 gigabytes of available memory.
c. Verify that the sensor is firmly attached to the sensor pack.
d. Insert the SD card into the SD slot.
e. Press the power button on the data logger to activate HSS and begin
the boot process.
f. After successful activation, HSS is ready for configuration.
g. If problems persist, contact XSENSOR Technology Corporation or an
authorized distributor.
How to Trigger an Event
HSS supports three types of event triggers:
1. Push-button. Press the Record button on the front panel of the HSS to
begin recording.
2. Data threshold. Use HS V8 Software to program specific data threshold
settings. HSS initiates recording when a minimum area of the sensor is
at or above the threshold pressure setting for at least a period of time.
Recording stops when the data threshold settings are not met.
3. SYNC input. Connect a suitable trigger mechanism to HSS via the SYNC
port on the HSS panel. Use HS V8 Software to program HSS to begin
recording when the appropriate signal is transmitted by the trigger.
Trigger Specificationss
The HS Data Logger accommodates either unpowered or a powered trigger
circuits up to 15V. The trigger circuit requires a TRS 3.5mm connector.
For unpowered triggers, connect the tip and ring wires to the external
trigger system. For powered triggers, connect the tip — positive voltage
connection — and sleeve to the external trigger system.
Add a Connected Sensor to the Sensor Catalog
Use HS V8 Software to automatically detect the activated HSS. After the
HSS is detected, you can use HS V8 Software to detect a connected sensor
and add it to the Sensor Catalog. After a sensor is added to the catalog, it
can be selected and configured to capture impact event data whenever it
connected to an activated HSS that is connected to the same network as
the computer on which HS V8 Software is installed.
Follow these instructions to add the connected sensor to the Sensor
Catalog in HS V8 Software:
1. Start HS V8 Software.
2. Click File, click New, and then click Sensor Catalog. The Sensor Catalog
dialog box is displayed.
3. Click Add HSS. The HSS Connect dialog box is displayed.
4. Click Scan. HS V8 Software automatically detects HSS devices that are
connected to the same network as the computer on which it is installed.
HSS identification and IP address information is added to the <Product
ID> list.
5. If HS V8 Software fails to detect HSS, the No HSS found on local intranet
message box is displayed. Click OK to return to the HSS Connect dialog
box. Click the Internet (WAN IPv4) text box, type the IP address of the
HSS, and then click Add.­ HSS identification and IP address information is
added to the <Product ID> list.
6. If HS V8 Software fails to detect HSS, the No HSS found on local intranet
message box is displayed. Click OK to return to the HSS Connect dialog
box, and follow these steps:
a. Press the power button on the data logger to deactivate HSS.
b. Verify that the Ethernet cable is connected to an activated network
outlet which is connected to the same network as the computer on
which HS V8 Software is installed.
c. Press the power button on the data logger to activate HSS.
d. After HSS is successfully activated, return to Step 3. If problems
persist, contact XSENSOR Technology Corporation or an authorized
distributor.
7. Click the <Product ID> list to display the list of available sensors.
Click the HSS module you want to use, and then click Add. When the
HS V8 Software successfully connects to HSS, the HSS Connection is
good message box is displayed.
8. If the HSS connection is good, click OK to return to the Sensor Catalog
dialog box. Verify that a checkmark appears beside the HSS you want to
use. The sensor is ready to configure for data capture.
9. Click Close to close the Sensor Catalog.
10. If HSS connection is not good, the HSS Connection failed message box
is displayed.
Click OK to return to the Sensor Catalog dialog box, and then follow
these steps:
• Verify that the HSS is activated and connected to the same network
as the computer on which HS V8 Software is installed.
• Verify that the selected sensor is connected to HSS.
• Repeat steps 3 through 5. If problems persist, contact XSENSOR
Technology Corporation or an authorized distributor.
Configure HSS for Live Data Streaming
After the sensor is added to the Sensor Catalog, you can begin a new live
data streaming session. For live data streaming, HSS must be connected via
Ethernet cable to the computer on which HS V8 Software is installed.
1. Start HS V8 Software.
2. Connect HSS to the computer on which HS V8 Software is installed.
3. Click File, click New, and then click Session. The New Session dialog box
is displayed and the Basic Recording tab is active.
4. In the list of available sensors, select the sensor you want to use. Use
the up and down arrows below the list of sensors to scroll through
available sensors. Use the green arrows below the list of sensors to
refresh the list of connected sensors.
5. Select the active calibration range. In the Active Pressure Range list,
click the calibration range.
6. Set the recording speed you want to use. Click the Recording Speed
frames box, and then type the number of frames you want to capture.
In the second list, click second or minute.
7. Set the recording duration. In the Recording Duration frames box, type
the quantity of frames or time units you want to capture. In the frames
list, click the measurement you want to use.
8. In the SPK Performance list, click Recommended.
9. Click the Advanced Recording tab. Verify that a checkmark is displayed
beside [!] Record at fastest possible speed option.
10. Select a recoding mode. To set a time delay, select Recording starts
after. Type a quantity in the time unit text box, and then select a unit
of time. To set a pressure trigger, select Recording starts when. In the
Average list, select a pressure category, and then type a value in the
pressure text box.
11. Click OK. HS V8 Software creates a new recording session for the
configured sensor. During the test procedure, live-streamed test data is
displayed and recorded via HS V8 Software.
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Programming the HSS Data Logger
You can use HS V8 Software to program HSS Data Logger and the
connected sensor for data streaming or data logging operating modes.
Programmed settings are saved to the SD Card for future use. Insert the
programmed SD Card into HSS prior to activation to apply the saved
settings during the activation process.
About the SD Cards
Programmed settings that are saved to the SD card are specific to the
sensor that is connected to the HSS. As a result, each sensor can have its
own pre-programmed SD card. If you use one HSS device and then replace
the sensor as required to meet test criteria, you must be prepared to:
1. Reprogram the SD card. Download all recorded data from the SD card,
and then replace the sensor. Use HS V8 software to reprogram the card
for use with the replacement sensor; or
2. Replace the SD card. Remove the SD card and the sensor, and then
store the SD Card with the sensor future use. Connect a new sensor,
and then insert a different SD card and program the sensor settings. The
programmed SD card can be stored with the HSS device for future use.
When you change the connected sensor or the SD card, you must
deactivate and then reactivate the HSS to ensure that the programmed
settings are transferred to the HSS device.
How to Program HSS Data Logger Settings
Follow these steps to program HSS Data Logger settings:
1. Start HS V8 Software.
2. Click Tools, and then click HSS Mode Programmer. The HSS Mode
Programmer dialog box is displayed.
3. In the HSS list, click the connected HSS you want to use. Click Connect
to refresh the connection. Settings from the selected HSS are displayed.
4. In the Power-up State list, click the state you want to apply to HSS
during activation:
• Idle. HSS waits for trigger event. In most cases, HSS is Idle while in
Streaming Mode
• Pre-Armed. HSS waits for trigger event before entering Armed state.
• Armed. HSS waits for a trigger event to begin recording.
• Record. HSS records pressure data to the SD Card, or live-streams
data to the connected computer.
5. In the Post-record State list, click the state you want to apply to HSS
after the recording is complete.
• Idle. HSS does not respond to trigger events after recording is
complete.
• Armed/Record. HSS initiates new recording when the next trigger
event occurs.
6. In the Pressure Range list, the available pressure ranges for the selected
sensor are displayed. Click the pressure range you want to use, or click Raw
(Uncalibrated) to record the raw, 16-bit electrical readings. Raw readings can
be converted to pressure values via HS V8 Software.
7. If the Power-up State is set to PreArmed, the PreArmed-to-Armed Event list
is available. In the list, click the trigger event you want to use. When this
setting is active, HSS waits for the trigger event before entering Armed state.
This prevents HSS from responding to a trigger event before the sensor or test
environment are in place.
8. In the Armed-to-Record list, click the trigger event you want to use to initiate
recording. The Armed-to-Record trigger event cannot be the same as the
PreArmed-to-Alarmed Event trigger event.
9. If you select the SYNC Input trigger event, the SYNC Input Polarity list is
available. Click the list, and select the polarity of the signal generated by the
connected SYNC trigger. Positive polarity means the trigger event occurs on
the rising edge of the pulse. Negative polarity means the trigger event occurs
on the falling edge of the pulse. For the majority of trigger systems, positive
polarity should be used.
10.
If you select the Data Threshold Armed-to-Record trigger event, the Data
Threshold Trigger Settings text boxes are available. For each setting, click the
text box, and type a threshold value. HSS initiates recording when a minimum
area of the sensor is at or above the threshold pressure setting for at least a
period of time. Recording stops when the data threshold settings are not met.
11.
Sampling Settings specify the rate and duration of frame or sample
collection.
• Target Rate. A suggested rate that HSS tries to best-match based on
its internal clock. The ability of HSS to meet Target Rate depends on
the size of the sensor.
• Max Time. The longest period of time available for the recording,
including Pre-Trigger and Record Time. Max Time is based on sensor
dimensions, Target Rate, and the internal HSS memory.
• Pre-Trigger Time. The length of time HSS keeps samples captured
before the trigger occurs. Pre-Trigger Time is typically a fraction of
Record Time.
• Record Time. The length of time HSS records after the record trigger
event occurs.
12. Click Program Streaming Mode (SD Card) to save the settings to the SD
card for live data streaming. Click Program Data Logger Mode (SD Card)
to save the settings to the SD card for data logging
Transfer Data from Data Logger
To ensure that all essential data files are successfully transferred, XSENSOR
recommends to use HS V8 Software to transfer data files from the HSS data
logger to a computer or network location.
1. Start HS V8 Software.
2. Click Tools, and then click HSS Session Download. The HSS Session
Download dialog box is displayed.
3. In the Connect list, click the appropriate sensor, and then click Connect.
The recorded data files are displayed.
4. Click the files you want to download. To automatically open each file
as it is downloaded, click the Automatically open downloaded files
checkbox.
5. Click Download. The Pressure Range dialog box is displayed. Select the
appropriate pressure range, and then click OK. The selected files are
converted to XSENSOR session files with .xsn extension, and then saved
to the Downloads folder in the User profile folder on your computer. If
Automatically open downloaded files is selected, then each selected
file is opened and displayed as a session in HS V8 software.
6. After the files are successfully downloaded, the Saved files message box
is displayed. Click OK to return to the Session Download dialog box.
7. To verify that the files are downloaded and saved, click Open Folder.
The Users Downloads folder is displayed in a separate window. Verify
that all of the selected files are downloaded. XSENSOR recommends
that you open the files in HS V8 software to verify that they are intact
before you erase them from the SD card. Close the Users Downloads
folder, and return to HS V8 Software.
8. After you verify that the download is successful, click Erase to remove
the selected files from the SD Card.
9. Click X to close the HSS Download Session dialog box.