Smart decisions in milliseconds
For many years customers asked if Microsys can help them improve the productivity of their barrier and sled testing process, just as SureFire had done so successfully for airbag testing. Microsys listened and released a suite of software and hardware products for the crash test market.
In addition to offering our own products, Microsys has alliances with many of the major equipment providers, allowing customers to order a complete crash test facility from Microsys.
Crash Test Partners
Many customers prefer to have a single company provide the instrumentation for their sled or barrier facility. This "turnkey" approach improves communication and schedule coordination among the vendors. It also simplifies post-installation support by removing "finger-pointing".
The Microsys approach to providing a turnkey crash facility combines instrumentation from our partners with Microsys planning, project management, control software, installation, training and support.
For data acquisition systems: DTS and Kistler
For high speed cameras: IDT, Vision Research, NAC
For dummies: Humanetics
Microsys Crash Products
Microsys products for barrier and sled testing include:
SureFire control software
iMotion camera control software
PowerPlay sensor and video analysis software
SMART signal management device
SureFire Control Software
SureFire software is modular product that can be configured to control some or all of the test instrumentation in a crash facility.
Data acquisition system control
High-speed camera control
Photographic light system control
Management of facility safety issues
Trigger distribution and signal management
SureFire will interact with the sled or barrier propulsion control to ensure the timing of the instrumentation controls is synchronized with the test.
iMotion Camera Control Software
Operators of high-speed cameras in sled and barrier facilities spend a significant portion of their time on cameras related functions: camera set-up, image download, AVI creation and image archival. iMotion software greatly improves the productivity of these facilities by automating most of the camera related tasks.
iMotion is compatible with most Redlake and Vision Research Phantom cameras.
PowerPlay Image and Sensor Analysis Software
PowerPlay provides all necessary crash analysis functions. Major features include:
Image viewing and image enhancement
Sensor viewing and analysis
Synchronized image and sensor analysis
SMART Signal Management Device
A huge challenge in the crash world is keeping tabs on the status of all your critical data peripherals such as the high-speed imagers and DAS units that collect test data. Most systems have no effective way to distribute the arming and trigger signals to active devices nor to tell the fire (propulsion) control system that some device has a fault and to not continue with the test!
SMART connects all the pieces so now you can know the status of all your critical data peripherals at a single glance…
Monitors all imagers and DAS units for availability
Distributes the arming signals to all cameras & DAS networks
Distributes the trigger signal to all cameras and DAS networks
Inhibits “start of test” if a fault is detected