Wireless Data Acquisition



4/15/10: System Finished

Everything has been tested and assessed, besides the actual implementation inside the SAE race-car.  The mechanical engineers still have not given any specs for the in-car signals that the microcontroller will be processing, but Professor Gutschlag and are putting together generic signal conditioning hardware as best we can.

4/8/10: Whole System Testing

Today is dedicated to the testing of the entire WiDAS system.  This includes the Wireless Boards, WinWedge, Excel, Microcontroller, and Touch-screen all working together.

4/1/10: Microcontroller Finished

The microcontroller can intake analog signals and digital pulses and convert this into tangible data.  The RS-232 ports can also communicate with both the Amulet touch-screen and the wireless boards.

3/25/10: Microcontroller Is Processing All External Inputs

3/11/10: Touch-screen Finished                                         (View the photos section to see the GUI layout.)

3/4/10: Able To Control Interactive Gauges On Amulet

2/25/10: Touch-screen Tailored To SAE Specifications

2/18/10: Initiated Talks With Mechanical Engineering

We have initiated talks with the mechanical engineering SAE racecar team.  This was mostly a demonstration of what the WiDAS system can do for them, mostly motivating them to care about the success of the WiDAS system.

2/11/10: WinWedge Ready For Further Specifications

Development for WinWedge now needs information such as what the format of the incoming information/how many bytes are being sent.

2/4/10: WinWedge Development Starting

WinWedge is a RS-232 interface that can import information from the computer's COM port to a program such as Excel.

1/28/10: Project Ready For Mechanical Engineer's Input

1/21/10: Amulet Touch-screen Development Starting

The touch-screen needs to be researched on how interactive gauges on this platform execute and other technical matters.