Acquired Electronics360

Industrial & Medical Technology

Video: Data Recorders for Drone Duty

03 May 2017

Use of conventional data recorders and sensors to collect unmanned aerial vehicle data is problematic, as these components add mass and volume to the craft. Ultra-small SLICE MICRO and NANO data recorders from California-based DTS are designed to embed directly into the test article, even small drones.

The modular NANO has a 26 mm x 31 mm footprint. Stand-alone systems include a microprocessor, excitation, full signal conditioning and sample up to 500,000 sps/channel.SLICE MACRO and NANO data recorders. Image credit: DTSSLICE MACRO and NANO data recorders. Image credit: DTS

SLICE can record for hours or even days and direct-writes data to 16 GB flash memory. The device delivers precision shock and vibration data in low and high temperatures, high altitudes and low pressure environments (meets MIL-STD-810-E), and is 500 g shock rated with a 5,000 g option available.

SLICE supports a full range of external sensors, including accelerometers (piezoresistive and piezoelectric IEPE), strain gauges, load cells, as well as pressure, angular rate, voltage and temperature sensors. Integrated sensors are also available for an all-in-one solution.

Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the Engineering360
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter


Date Event Location
18-22 Jun 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii
12-16 Aug 2018 Vancouver, Canada
11-13 Sep 2018 Novi, Michigan
27 Sep 2018 The Reef, Los Angeles
26 Oct 2018 Old Billingsgate
Find Free Electronics Datasheets