System, method and computer program for remotely testing system components over a network
(English)Patent (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The invention is a turn-key, modular platform, including software and hardware, for testing physical system components such as motors remotely over the Internet. The system allows remote customers to test multiple physical system components under the specific loading conditions of the real-world application. This will provide more detailed and accurate information than what is usually given in the data sheets for system component performance, enabling the user to make a more-reliable decision. With respect to motors, the hardware consists of a torque motor that moves autonomously in xy plane to couple to the individual test motors, through a unique coupling mechanism, and emulate various load profiles on them. Test motors are mounted onto modular fixtures that allow for one-time manual positioning in xyz space. The software, consisting of server and target applications, creates user accounts and profiles, controls user access by means of a scheduler, and enables each user to connect to the hardware via Internet and run a customized experiment.
Research subject Onboard space systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36860Local ID: 5e6e2214-8c9f-4b55-b516-ac72b04f6329OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-36860DiVA: diva2:1010307
US US8447554 B2 (2013-05-21)
Upprättat; 2013; 20150225 (andbra)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved