User Guide

The UI has 4 screens. A video demo is available on youtube

Configure

The configure screen is split into 2 sections.

  1. The Measurement Devices panel shows the currently connected sensors.
  2. The Target State panel allows the user to change the current state of the system.

The system ensures that all sensors are kept in the same state based on the values set in the Target State pane. The green checkboxes in the Measurement Devices panel indicate that the sensor is in the specified Target State.

configure

Target

The target screen allows the user to define target responses using 2 methods

  1. Manually entered hinge points
  2. WAV upload

Curves can be viewed and deleted using the buttons in each row.

Hinge Points

  1. Enter a name and at least 2 hinge points in dB<space>frequency format
  2. click preview to examine the curve
  3. click add to save it
hinge

WAV Upload

  1. Click the WAV button
  2. Enter a name
  3. Drag a mono wav file into the dropbox
wav_upload
  1. The file will be uploaded, resampled to 1kHz if the sample rate is more than 1024Hz and converted into 3 curves (spectrum, psd, peak spectrum)
wav_complete

Measure

  1. Click the Schedule Measurement button
  2. Enter details in the dialog
schedule measurement
  1. Click Go! and click outside the modal to close it
  2. The measurement should show as scheduled or in progress (depending on the delay entered)
measurement in progress

5) The measurement should complete successfully and the time series data can be viewed using the chart button. Note you can click the series names in the chart to show or hide the selected series. The data shown is either

  • raw: the raw measured data
  • tilt: low passed to isolate gravity and thus indicates the orientation of the sensor
  • vibe: high passed to remove gravity and thus indicates the actual vibration
time series data
  1. The measurement can be deleted using the dustbin icon

Handling Failed Measurements

If the measurement fails for any reason, the status turns red. Tap the devices cell to bring up a table showing the reported reason for fail. There may not be a reason shown however, in which case you have to log onto the rpi and review the log files.

failed data

A common reason for failure is an overflow. This means the rpi was not able to read data from the FIFO fast enough. This means you either need to reduce the sample rate or increase the rpi i2c bus speed.

Analyse

  1. Select measurements and target curves via the dropdowns at the top of the screen
  2. Click the play button to load data into the graph
  3. Click the eject button to unload data from the graph
  4. Click plus or minus to add a new dataset or remove an existing one

Note that the graph sets scales automatically according to the ranges of the selected data sets. The autoscaling can be overridden using the provided control.s

analysis data
  1. Select a reference series to show each selected measurement as a delta against that reference series
with reference