The microSAMOS (Sensor based Acoustic Multichannel Operation
System) is a small, truly portable, battery (optional) and notebook
operated, acoustic emission system. It is similar in size to a notebook
computer, and contains up to three PCI-8 cards to form a powerful 8, 16
or 24 channel acoustic emission system. Key advantages of the microSAMOS
over conventional AE system chassis�s include its small size yet high
channel density (up to 24 channels), its portability and light weight
(less than 10 lbs), its connectivity to a notebook computer, all while
maintaining very good AE acquisition performance and field ruggedness.
An external connector allows connection of up to 2 parametrics, control
input and Alarm output functions.
Notebook computers have become a common and necessary tool
for all professionals. That is why PAC is now capitalizing on this and
making it a part of your AE system. The notebook computer,
used in the AE examination as a microSAMOS Controller, contains the collected
AE data. After the AE test, the same notebook can be used to do the analysis
of the data, or for preparing the report, whether on-site, in a hotel
or on an airplane.
|There are 2 models
of microSAMOS, one AC powered only and one for AC/DC powering with or
without internal battery option for up to 2.5 hours of operation on
a charge with one PCI-8 card. An external battery option is also available
to extend operation to 8 hours. The microSAMOS chassis is 16"
long 9.5" wide and 2.9" high and is comfortable sitting just below
the notebook computer.
The microSAMOS comes complete with a PC-Card and cable
to plug into the notebook computer�s PCMCIA connector port. Most Notebook
computers are compatible with the microSAMOS PC-Card interface. The system
requires a notebook with Windows 98 (Second Edition), ME, 2000 or XP to
operate and will run with PAC�s AEwinTM
WINDOWS software. While the majority of "name brand" notebooks
are compatible with the microSAMOS� PCMCIA Card, PAC will provide our
customers with "best effort" service to interface your computer
to our system. PAC advises that the customer purchase the notebook from
PAC or call in advance to determine if their existing notebook is compatible
for the microSAMOS.