Front End Protection for Data Acquisition: 2nd Place Award for Michigan Tech Design Expo of Capstone Senior Design teams -
Often devices under test can behave in erratic ways, resulting in catastrophic damage to expensive test equipment. By designing specifications based on National Instruments’ limitations and typical automotive testing requirements, the team created a buffer box to protect from over-voltage and add layers of
isolation. The buffer box, used in conjunction with the $50k–$500k tools being regularly used by the
automotive industry, is a simple tool, which can be used by a wide range of people with varying levels
of expertise to keep expenses down.
130 Electrical Computer Engineering MVI 2505b