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Method for Transmitting Electrical Sensor Data Wirelessly Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008480D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-17

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A good method to obtain quantitative reliability data for Motorola products is drop reliability testing. Instrumented mechanical impact testing is required for Motorola portable products in order to validate the mechanical reliability of our products. Currently instrumented tests are conducted by acquiring strain data through long, thin wires. The wires are tedious to work with and tend to break. This issue suggests that a wireless method for acquiring strain data be developed. Implementing a wireless system for transmitting strain data will reduce cycle time by reducing the need to repair gage wires. The development of a wireless transmission method for transmitting electrical sensor data has resulted in a RF system capable of transmitting mechanical impact data. The wireless system is compact and lightweight enough for the wireless system to have minimal impact on the mechanical test.