Accumulation Node

The Accumulation Node is the first element placed at the front of any MD7-Pro bus. Measuring 60 x 40 x 5 mm with a mass of 25 g, the fundamental role of the Accumulation Node is to serve as an interface between the SHM network and the platform being monitored. It accepts 28VDC to distribute power for 24-254 daisy-chained Acquisition Nodes in a MD7-Pro network, along with relaying commands, facilitating synchronization, and storage of the resulting data. It can be programmed to run autonomously, communicate over Ethernet, or accommodate flexible provisions for other wired and wireless protocol. In addition, the Accumulation Node offers 16 digital input channels and provides 8-GB of static memory. A powerful FPGA with an ARM core processor can be programmed to execute embedded diagnostic algorithms or prognostic and health management (PHM) logic.