Real-Time Sensor

02/2009GOM's Real-Time Sensor is measuring 3D coordinates on a specimen's surface during the loading process in real-time. Due to the real time feedback from the specimen, it is used as a 3D-Video-Extensometer, for controlling of testing devices, for long term tests with smallest storage requirements and for vibration analysis.

Real-Time Sensor

The Real-Time Sensor communicates with other devices via multiple analog channels or digitally via TCP/IP over an ethernet interface. It can be connected to third party data acquisition devices and processing software (e.g. LabVIEW, DIAdem, MSExcel etc) and thus integrated in existing and proven evaluation workflows.

The measurement results can also be stored in a file and displayed live on the monitor.

GOM's Real-Time Sensor is a unique tool for material and component analysis:

  • Measurements in 3D and thus understanding out-of-plane behavior which would not be analyzed by an extensometer
  • Feedback in real time for controlling of test devices
  • Non-contact and thus no interaction with the specimen
  • Material independent
  • Multiple measuring points and thus multiple "extensometers" per specimen
  • Further full-field deformation evaluation as images can be stored
  • Archiving of raw measuring data and thus re-evaluation of results at any time
  • Evaluation of facet points as used for digital image correlation and of marker points

The Real-Time Sensor is typically used together with the ARAMIS system for full-field strain measurement and the PONTOS system for 3D Motion Analysis. The measurement with the Real-Time Sensor is not limited to any specimen size (small to large).

The Real-Time Sensor is today used in industry and research for

  • Determination of material properties
  • Simulation verification
  • Fatigue tests
  • Structural test
  • 3D Motion Analysis
  • Modal Analysis
  • Vibration analysis

To learn more about the Real-Time Sensor please contact your local GOM representative.