Dynamic Cone Penetrometer and our new Data Acquisition System (DCP/DAS)
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Accurate and Simple Data Acquisition
VERTEK's Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Data Acquisition System (DCP-DAS) is designed to operate with the Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP), automatically measuring and recording the depth of penetration and number of drops, for evaluation of the in situ strength of pavement base, subbase, and sub grade materials. DCP-DAS data is recorded in an electronic format that can be easily downloaded to a computer for further analysis.
Cost-Effective One Person Operation
Automatic data acquisition allows one-person operation, reducing testing cost, while improving the accuracy of the data collected. Windows-based software is user-friendly and the sturdy construction is designed to withstand the rigors of field use.
The DCP-DAS uses a low power consumption microprocessor interface with weatherproof touchscreen. The displacement of the DCP is monitored with a laser distance measurement device, which shoots a beam onto the bottom of the DCP rod anvil. The data is fed wirelessly via Bluetooth to the DCP-DAS and it then records the number of hammer drops and the penetration depth per drop. This data is recorded in memory and can be uploaded to a computer via a USB cable, through the bluetooth interface, or can be emailed directly from the Droid.
DCP-DAS Data Analysis
DCP-DAS data is uploaded to a PC, then analyzed using one of several "shareware" programs to obtain soil and pavement parameters. PCASE software and other computer programs that can read a standard ASCII file may be used.
• real time display of test data
• touch screen user interface
• Enter GPS coordinates directly from the DROID phone
• data transfer to computer via Bluetooth or a USB cable
• displays mm per blow: blow counts vs. delta distance per blow (mm)
• displays depth plot: depth (0-100cm) vs. # of blows
• displays CBR plot: depth (0-100cm) vs. CBR %
• fast setup/fast deployment
• uses wireless Bluetooth laser depth transducer