Thermal Data Handling facilities

Thermal Data Handling facilities are a computer based system that automates the thermal testing of spacecrafts or other equipment. The main functions of the TDH are: Data acquisition, Data presentation and Power supply control. The TDH can be used anywhere in the test centre and can be used for different acquisition purposes in parallel.
Data acquisition and processing is done by STAMP (System for Temperature Analysis Measurement and Power supply). STAMP is a client-server system running on a network of computers and allows to distribute the processing over as many computers as deemed necessary to perform a specific task, providing redundancies at the same time. For data presentation and processing purposes, DynaWorks workstations are available.

Thermal Data Handling1

Thermal Data Handling2 facilities
The main parameters of the Thermal Data Handling facilities
are listed below:
Analogue measurement capacity:
(temperature, pressure, V, I or R)
  1000 channels

Digital measurement capacity:
(facility parameters)

  128 channels

Derived data capacity:
(average, difference, trend, etc)

  456 parameters

Power supplies*
• Konstanter 24W
• Konstanter 240W
• Lambda 1.5kW (IR lamps)

40 units
84 units
108 units

* Heaters power supply & control provided by ETS is only
for heaters not mechanically connected to flight hardware.

Feed thrus and connectors:
• Thermocouple connectors
• Signal/Electrical connectors
• RF connectors
Coax or Deutsch

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