2008-06-23 Shamroc DAC board

The DAC testboard for the Shamroc (part of Exomars) project is now under test. This board is meant to test the extremely stable DACs that the project needs. The stability is necessary because the DACs will control the seismometer, which in turn needs very long measurement times. The accuracy of the DACs will thus directly influence the measurements.

Here is a good presentation on the seismometer itself: 9_Smit_GEP-SEIS.pdf

The image below is the test configuration of the seismometer.


After reading the documentation, I personally was left with a bunch of questions. An appointment tomorrow will change all that.

Questions from a software engineer:

Update following soon.