Data Acquisition System

Built in a microcontroller-based course, this system uses an accelerometer to determine the angle of inclination and displays is using a series of LED's in a Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) or linear form.

  •  Takes an analog signal, such as the acceleration from an accelerometer. 

  • Signal is preconditioned through a circuit first, it goes through an ADC (Analog to Digital Converter) circuit, then displayed using LED's and a MATLAB plot

  •  Implemented using an Esduino Microcontroller (HCS12 architecture), the algorithm for data acquisition & serial communication was written in C.

  • Established technical writing skills by writing an IEEE format report about the project

  • Tested circuit using a SPICE simulator with static & dynamic timing