Sensor Signal Conditioning
Moog CSA has experience developing low-noise signal conditioning for several types of vibration, motion and acoustic sensors. A partial list of transducer conditioning examples include: custom piezoelectric wafer load cells, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) strain sensors, electret microphones, ICP-style accelerometers and load cells, and thermal sensors.
We develop custom power electronics for a wide range of actuators. We have experience designing high voltage linear amplifiers for electromagnetic and piezoelectric actuators. We have also developed pulse width modulation (PWM) amplifiers for driving inductive loads including electromagnetic actuators, magnetostrictives, and capacitive loads including piezoelectrics.
Our electrical design capabilities include complete analog, digital and mixed signal modeling and hardware development. Beyond analytical and closed form models, Matlab and Multisim are used to perform numerical system analyses. Our well stocked laboratory allows rapid breadboarding of prototype designs for refinement before moving the final hardware. We use PowerLogic and PowerPCB for development of PCB layout artwork. A network of vendors allows rapid turnaround of completed custom and standard boards.
Recent microcontroller projects include motor control, active vibration damping, active vibration cancellation and health/status monitoring. We have also developed a standard microcontroller-based embedded control component that allows rapid integration of control systems without the requirement of additional hardware development.