The micro Drivven Combustion Analysis Tool (μDCAT) is a combustion analysis application built from the Drivven Combustion Analysis Toolkit (DCAT). The toolkit is for programming custom engine control and analysis applications using NI LabVIEW software, and μDCAT is a ready-to-use software application that interfaces automatically with NI CompactDAQ devices. μDCAT is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-use, portable engine combustion analysis tool.
You can choose from two μDCAT form factors: 4- and 8-slot USB-based NI CompactDAQ chassis. These chassis can be tethered to a laptop for interfacing with the software and logging data. μDCAT is also available in stand-alone NI CompactDAQ chassis, which contain a high-performance processor and standard laptop peripherals. No laptop is needed for the stand-alone μDCAT system.
μDCAT systems feature unused hardware slots for customization. You can select from more than 50 NI C Series I/O modules to add to any of the available slots in the NI CompactDAQ chassis and meet a variety of application needs.
μDCAT supports three timebases: high-speed engine synchronous (cylinder pressure and so on), angular windowed time domain (knock, ion, and so on), and medium-speed time domain (temperatures, other pressures, and so on).