Data Acquisition Systems

MCA Consultants, Inc. has been involved in the design and installation of data acquisition systems for structural monitoring for the marine industry since 1990 We can provide complete systems from design, programming to installation, setup, calibration, data analysis and documentation, reports and training. We can also custom-design special data acquisition sub-systems to work in conjunction with existing instruments for data display and capturing.

Data collected can be post-processed and evaluated with various numerical techniques for the purpose repair recommendation and future design enhancement.

Our areas of expertise include data acquisition systems for:

Ship Hull Structure Monitoring
  PC-based data acquisition for monitoring as well as capturing data of ship   motion at sea.

Mooring Line Tension Monitoring
  PC-based data acquisition for monitoring and recording data of mooring line   tension, sea and weather conditions, and ship movement.

Ship Vibration Testing
  PC-based data acquisition for monitoring as well as capturing data of ship   motion at sea.

Typical MCA data acquisition components and services consists of the following:

  • Sensors and transducers.
  • Signal Conditioning and Filtering.
  • Analog to Digital (A/D) Conversion.
  • PC-based Data Acquisition and Recording.
  • Tabular and Graphical Data Presentation.
  • Data Reduction.
  • Data Storage and Retrieval.