When compared to other types of ADC techniques, the dual-slope method is slow but is quite adequate for a digital voltmeter used for laboratory measurements. The manifold nature of multiple pipe-type slug catchers also makes possible the later addition of additional capacity by laying more parallel pipes. This is used in the AD7550 13-bit A/D converter manufactured by Analog Devices. David L. Terrell, in Op Amps (Second Edition), 1996. This set of Electrical Measurements & Measuring Instruments Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Dual Slope Integrating Type DVM”. This type is simple in design and maintenance. Pipe-type slug catchers are frequently less expensive than vessel-type slug catchers of the same capacity due to thinner wall requirements of smaller pipe diameter. Dual-slope ADC integrator output waveforms. Frequency response of integrating ADC. A lower input voltage (VC2) charges C to a lower voltage during the fixed time period t1, so the discharge time (t3) is shorter and the counter will have a smaller count. The counter is enabled (i.e., allowed to count) as long as the output of the ramp generator is positive. © 2011-2021 Sanfoundry. What is the counter value at the beginning? The major disadvantage is that the charging and discharging of capacitors takes a relatively long time. So, this process is normally reserved for high resolution, low sampling frequency ADCs. It instructs the converter to perform a conversion, and then either waits for the result, if the conversion takes a definite, short time, or else is interrupted when the result is available. This action is indicated in Figure 8.15 as t1. Flash: in which the conversion is performed almost instantaneously by a parallel group of comparators fed from a resistive ladder network voltage divider, which provides each comparator with a reference spaced one least significant bit from the next. Integreting ADC's, using ramp or slope techniques, perform an indi-rect conversion, by first converting the signal to a function of time, and then converting from the time function to a digital number using a counter. When the comparator input reaches the autozeroed level, where the conversion began, its output switches off the clock to the counter and terminates the conversion. The dual slope A–D converter: (a) the schematic diagram; (b) the variation of the integrator output voltage during a cycle of conversion. Superelevation is used once f is equal to f_max. • Modification of both the area and the trench method and utilizes certain technique of both 25. In this technique two different rates of reference integration are employed. Design of Interchange Loop Ramps and Pavement/Shoulder Cross-Slope Breaks. For the dual-slope A/D, quantization of the input signal proceeds in three phases. An apparatus and method is presented presented to provide wide dynamic range measurements of the input phase to a time domain multiplex interferometer array using a dual slope modulation method for interrogation. Gas equalization lines located on each finger. In the dual-slope converter, an integrator circuit is driven positive and negative in alternating cycles to ramp down and then up, rather than being reset to 0 volts at the end of every cycle. Variable execution time, suitable for instrumentation purposes. Sanfoundry Global Education & Learning Series – Electrical Measurements. It takes a certain amount of time (t2) to discharge the capacitor and stop the counter. After this set time the capacitor is switched to a known negative reference voltage and is slowly discharged until the capacitor voltage reaches zero volt. The linear ramp generator portion of the circuit shown in Figure 8.13. The common methods for the analysis of a slope’s stability are Culmann Method, Ordinary Method of Slices and Bishop Method of Slices. Figure 2. When the floating triangle signal is equal to the analog, input signal, a comparator generates and output which is sensed by the microcontroller. when My flock was young they would walk all the way up and all the way down the ramp. The position of the analog switch is controlled by the state of the most significant bit (MSB) of a counter. Slug catchers may be either of the vessel or of the manifold pipe type. One counter can be used at higher speed for the coarse conversion to determine the MSBs, crossing over to a slower speed counter for the fine resolution required in the LSBs. The dual-slope ADC has many advantages. Free fall of concrete need to be continuous and possible separation due to free falling of concrete over reinforcement or other embedded objects should be prevented. The integration of this DC reference voltage will cause the integrator output to decrease linearly, as in the ramp shown in Fig. Ramp slopes between 1:16 and 1:20 are preferred. This header will not be sloped and is configured perpendicular to the fingers. or 2-in. This is equal to the charge lost by the capacitor during time t2 – t1, while being discharged by the reference voltage, proportional to Vr times (t2 – t1). d) it has two outputs During normal operations, the normal liquid level is kept at around the top of the riser from each finger into the main liquid collection header, which is equivalent to approximately 5 min operation of the condensate stabilization units at maximum capacity. Dual slope A–D converters can provide 10−18 bits of resolution. But the yield premium that a long term bond commands should increase to make the curve upward slope soon. As the counter counts up, the capacitor voltage (and the op amp output) will be linearly ramping up in a positive direction. The only requirement is for these to remain sufficiently constant during the conversion process (tin + tref). Ideally liquid droplets, 600 micron and below, will be removed from the gas disengaged into the gas risers, which are located at the end of this section. Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. b) capacitance In fact, if more liquid is brought in than the slug catcher can handle, the plant normally shuts down. In this study we seek to identify the neural dynamics of over-ground walking on level ground, ramps, and stairs using non-invasive mobile brain-body imaging (MoBI) EEG devices. Fingers with dual slope and three distinct sections: gas–liquid separation, intermediate and storage sections. ADC output can be sent over long distances. What is the output voltage in a dual slope integrating type DVM? Fortunately this situation does not preclude the use of laser grading: enter the dual-slope laser. Width varies according to use, configuration and slope. The basic architecture of an integrating A/D is shown in Fig. It is designed such that the charging current for capacitor C will always be constant. 7.11. View Answer, 4. Tv is directly proportional to the counter output and with Tmax, Tv and Tref all known, the input voltage, Tin, is determined by proportion. Dual-slope integration has many advantages. The binary counter value is the converted binary output. A basic dual-slope analog-to-digital converter circuit. Analog Devices has a patented improvement on the basic dual-slope converter called Quad-Slope conversion. The length of the storage section ensures that the maximum slug volume can be retained without liquid carryover in the gas outlet. What is the effect of the capacitor on the output? A microcontroller generates the pulse width modulated digital signal which is converted into a floating triangle. b) 0 Very high stability reference circuits can be chosen, and it can also be assumed that clock instabilities will be insignificant over the duration of the conversion process. As nouns the difference between ramp and slope is that ramp is an inclined surface that connects two levels; an incline or ramp can be an american plant, , related to the onion; a wild leek while slope is an area of ground that tends evenly upward or downward. The slope of the edge of pavement relative to the axis of rotation is referred to as “the relative slump. a) no effect But since the charging and discharging processes are done through the same capacitor, the net effect of this capacitance variation is negligible. The final converted result appears in the counter and ignores the MSB. Let us first examine each of its subcircuits and then analyze the overall operation of the circuit. ... (HSM) crash prediction method for ramp segments does not separate procedures for specific ramp configurations, such as diamond ramps and loop ramps. Accuracy of other components is not critical, since the reference and the input are both applied to the same signal path and autozeroing can be employed. We can divide spectroscopy into two broad classes of techniques. A pipe-type slug catcher consists of several long pieces of pipe (fingers), which together form the buffer volume to store the largest slugs expected from the upstream system. Slopes over 15% will be intimidating to older drivers, 20% is a good maximum, but steeper is possible. A spectroscopic measurement is possible only if the photon’s interaction with the sample leads to a change in one or more of these characteristic properties. or just use the ramp half way. 1-2. A slope increases the risk of the lawn tractor, or riding mower, tipping -- either to one side or end-over-end. Be aware of the pavement cross slope, wind conditions and other considerations for the route. Therefore, slug sizing results should always be treated with caution, and slug catchers should be designed with an ample design margin (Burke and Kashou, 1996; Xiao and Shoup, 1998). Figure 2. Stakes, marking various road design points, are typically obliterated during the clearing and grubbing phase. Vessel-type slug catchers can only be used if the incoming liquid volume is small. The triple-slope architecture retains the advantages of the dual-slope, but greatly increases the conversion speed at the cost of added complexity. The input signal is applied to an integrator; at the same time a counter is started, counting clock pulses. The gas then exits the top of the slug catcher and flows to the plant inlet separator via a pressure control valve, which reduces the pressure of the gas, and further condenses water and some of the heavier hydrocarbons. The technique is called current-mode control because the inductor current is directly controlled, whereas the output voltage is controlled only indirectly by the current loop. This is the purpose of transistor Q1—as long as it is saturated, capacitor C cannot accumulate a charge. Successive approximation: the reference voltage is driven closer and closer to the input voltage over a period of a few cycles under control of a comparator, which detects the polarity of the difference between the two. Figure 2. The control circuit provides the overall timing of circuit operation. Good question Lets start with the method of double integration. The analog portion of such a system is manufactured by National Semiconductor Corporation in the form of an LF12300 integrated circuit. If the output of the counter is a binary number, it will therefore be a binary representation of the input voltage. Figure 3.18. Dual-slope integration. When the floating triangle signal is equal to the analog, input signal, a comparator generates and output which is sensed by the microcontroller. We hypothesized that α and β band suppression will be greatest for stair walking followed by ramp walking. At the start of conversion a voltage-to-current converter is switched to the integrator, causing it to ramp up a slope which is proportional to V in. Figure 6-82:. The direction of the electron current is from ground, up through capacitor C, and through R1 to the positive 5-volt source. Push snow away from traffic lanes whenever possible to make sure there is no impede of the traffic flow. The waveform on which the oscilloscope can trigger can be sourced in a variety of ways. A schematic of a pipe-type slug catcher is shown in Fig. The installation of a trafficable solids trap is common practice and may be a preferred option when yard flood washing systems are used. Liquid header collecting liquid from each finger. An exterior location is preferred for ramps. These methods are developed on the assumption that the plane of failure is circular arc, apart from the Culmann method that assumes a plane surface of failure through the toe of the slope. Shell DEP 31.40.10.12-Gen (1998) specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design of multiple-pipe slug catchers. Conversion accuracy is independent of both the capacitance and the clock frequency, because they affect both the up-slope and the down-slope by the same ratio. A dual-slope ADC (DS-ADC) integrates an unknown input voltage (V IN) for a fixed amount of time (T INT), then "de-integrates" (T DEINT) using a known reference voltage (V REF) for a variable amount of time. Maybe you're wanting to figure the slope of a drive way, a sanitary sewer pipe, a parking lot, a handicap accessible ramp, or maybe even the slope of a ditch. High-resolution conversion can be achieved by simply using a more accurate counter, which is relatively easy to implement. The comparator only switches at one voltage, zero, so its design specification is made easier. The voltage gain is given by our basic equation for noninverting amplifiers. It has distinct advantages that include high immunity to component tolerances, component drifts, and noise. However, vendors should be requested to provide detailed design guidelines. For alterations (when the curb ramp was altered after January 26, 1991), the slope must not exceed 10 percent for a 6-inch rise or 12.5 percent for a 3-inch rise. This is followed by the first phase of integration when the input is integrated for a predetermined, set timetin. Separation of gas and liquid phases is achieved in the first section of the fingers. It is therefore recommended that the slug catcher be automatically depressurized (for prevention of fire) as quickly as possible without imposing unusually high flow rates on the flare system. Also from time to time, you may hear people mention that something is at a percent slope and you wonder exactly what that means. The slope must be graded to a maximum of no more than a one foot vertical rise for every 1.5 feet of horizontal distance. The invention is particularly useful for ramping magnetic recording bias or erase signals by providing a relatively slow slope within the non-linear region of the magnetic medium characteristic while providing a relatively steep slope in the linear region to reduce recording of disturbing "pop" signals. Errors caused by bias currents and the offset voltages of the integrating amplifier and the comparator as well as gain errors can be canceled by using additional charge/discharge cycles to measure “zero” and “full-scale” and using the results to digitally correct the initial measurement, as in the quad-slope architecture. FIGURE 8.13. c) 500 So, Eqn (7.6) can be rewritten as. d) zero For faster analogue-to-digital conversion, the ‘successive’ or ‘counter’ type are generally employed. Indoor ramps are not recommended because they take up a great deal of space. Integrating or Dual-slope converters. Although the actual saturation voltage of Q1 may be a few millivolts, let us assume it is truly 0 volts for simplicity. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets and enforces regulations with design criteria such as the slope of parking lots, sidewalks, and ramps. Ramps Stairs Elevated Perfect for gradually sloped banks. c) average noise mode control methods, and the most popular method is fixed-frequency peak-current-mode control with fixed-slope compensation ramp. With the counter reset, the MSB will be 0 and the analog switch will be connecting the analog input to the ramp generator circuit. or 2-in. The current through R1 can now be computed as, With 1 volt on the capacitor and a voltage gain of 2, we can compute the output voltage of the op amp as. Figure 8.15 contrasts the results of two different analog input voltages. In the second, the processor itself determines when to get an analogue value. Removing these plants can cause the shore to … Note that the output voltage is determined by the reference voltage and the ratio of the two integration times, or counts of clock pulses. The slope-area method consists of using the slope of the water surface in a uniform reach of channel and the average cross-sectional area of that reach to give a rate of discharge. The ability to manage an incline is related to both its slope and its length. The common feature of integrating A–D converters is that the analog input signal is integrated, or averaged, prior to further steps in the process. The circuit offers total rejection of noise signals that are even multiples of the time period t1, since the net effect of a full cycle of noise is 0. Basic circuit theory tells us that a constant charging current through a capacitor produces a linear ramp of voltage. The discharge may be computed from the Manning formula: Q = (1.486/n)AR h 2/3 S 1/2. If the ramp ever goes below ground, then the output of the comparator will switch to a high state and disable the counter. drain water away from the roadway and 2% is a commonly used slope rate. For steeper slopes, you will have to go to a 1-in. • Waste is placed along the sides of existing hill slope. The processor may poll some or all of its inputs in a periodic manner to check their states, and take action at its leisure depending on the values of these states. A dual-slope ADC (DS-ADC) integrates an unknown input voltage (V IN) for a fixed amount of time (T INT), then "de-integrates" (T DEINT) using a known reference voltage (V REF) for a variable amount of time. A column-parallel dual-gain single-slope ADC comprises an input for receiving a signal V in, a sample-and-hold stage which receives V in and outputs sampled signal V in,samp, a comparator, a counter, and a ramp generator which generates high-gain (HG) and low-gain (LG) ramps, with the ratio of the LG ramp slope to the HG ramp slope being greater than 1. Noise present on the input voltage is reduced by averaging. Finally, we apply Kirchhoff's Current Law to show that with 0.5 milliampere flowing right to left through R1 and 2 milliamperes flowing left to right through R2, there must surely be 2.5 milliamperes flowing upward through capacitor C. Since the current through capacitor C has remained constant at 2.5 milliamperes, we know that the voltage across it will be a linearly rising ramp. With a negative input voltage applied to the ramp generator, the capacitor will begin to discharge. Howard Austerlitz, in Data Acquisition Techniques Using PCs (Second Edition), 2003. In the elimination method you either add or subtract the equations to get an equation in one variable. This establishes the initial slope of the charge on C. If we can maintain a constant current, we will maintain a linear slope across C. Now let us examine the circuit condition after capacitor C has accumulated 1 volt of charge (positive on top). a) True All Rights Reserved. The measurement is similar to a dual-slope analog converter. At the start of the conversion cycle, the capacitor is totally discharged (i.e. Features of the present invention include a topology capable of using only single mode fiber components and self-correcting processing approaches that reduce … Since time t2 is dependent on the value of analog input voltage, the number of counts registered in the counter will also be a function of the analog input voltage. Flatten out plows through intersections and over-bridge decks. The time taken for the discharge process is recorded using a digital counter. As I'm sure you know, the slope of the ramp affects how the trucks will "seat" against the dock door. In applications where this is not a problem, such as in measuring temperature transducers, a dual-slope ADC is a good choice. When the ramp gradient increased, the L4/5 compression forces increased in both pushing and pulling (p < 0.001) Shear forces increased in pulling and decreased in pushing in all tasks. The execution time is limited only by the settling time of the comparators, but the number of comparators rapidly becomes unwieldy if more than 8 bits of resolution (255 comparators) is needed. b) voltage halves with clock input b) partial noise q Zone two – soil retention blankets (Table 1, p. 5), with a control section below the blanket sections. Since the average of a sine wave over a full period of the waveform is zero, the effect of the interference is reduced to zero if the input signal is integrated for full periods of the mains waveform. Figure 4. Join our social networks below and stay updated with latest contests, videos, internships and jobs! The number of cycles corresponds to the number of bits resolution required, and the speed at which it can be done is determined mainly by the settling time of the comparator. They are commonly used in digital voltmeters (DVMs) where their resolution is measured in display digits (4-1/2 digits = ±19999 counts or approximately 15 bits). During this interval the counter is again allowed to run up from zero. When the integrator output again reaches ground the comparator switches the counter off and the counter then contains a digitally encoded value proportional to Vin. Sheet draining is the least preferred grading method because water must travel the furthest distance across the skin. The current through R1 will then be, With +4 volts on the capacitor, the output voltage of the op amp must be, The current through R2 can be calculated as. Dual-Slope ADC Architecture A dual-slope ADC (DS-ADC) integrates an unknown input voltage (V IN) for a fixed amount of time (T INT), then "de-integrates" (T DEINT) using a known reference voltage (V REF) for a variable amount of time (see Figure 2). Suitable equipment and technique should be considered to make sure that concrete drop vertically to the specified locations without any restrictions. View Answer, 8. Some of the more common A-D conversion methods are as follows: Dual-slope: slow, but simple with good resolution; the input voltage drives an integrator for a fixed interval, after which its input is switched to a reference of opposite polarity, which drives it back to zero at a fixed rate. As mentioned above, excellent mains rejection can be achieved by the appropriate choice of integration time for the input. We use cookies to help provide and enhance our service and tailor content and ads. doi: 10.17226/24683. Figure shows a block diagram of the basic dual-slope converter. Over 15% and the grade is too steep for many vehicles to pull the boat and trailer out of the water. a) no noise The technique is called current-mode control because the inductor current is directly controlled, whereas the output voltage is controlled only indirectly by the current loop. The maximum recommended slope of ramps is 1:20. With the counter initially set to zero, the final counter value is proportional to the input voltage. Various materials are used depending on the desired or necessary characteristics of your site. Figure 6-81:. Essentially, the process is either externally clocked or controlled by the processor. The high degree of accuracy in the quantization process results because, at least in this ideal case, the digital output is directly proportional to the integrated input signal. When the counter overflows, the integration of the input signal is stopped. Complete dual-slope converter systems are available in integrated form. A counter determines the time to complete the process, and the count is the digital conversion value. Gas risers connected to each finger at the transition zone between the separation and intermediate sections. The I-V curves obtained with the voltage-ramp method (Figures 2Ea,b) all deviate <1.3% from the correct modeled conductance, without artificial decay. Since the charge gained is proportional to VIN × T, and the equal amount of charge lost is proportional to VREF × tx, then the number of counts relative to the full-scale count is proportional to tx/T, or VIN/VREF. A cone laser cannot be used on this type of field without total reconstruction of the sidelines and a portion of the outfield. The time (and number of clock cycles) required to bring the integrator output back to zero, (t2 – t1), is measured. When doing condensate–water separation at the slug catcher itself, we have to allow separately for the maximum condensate slug and the maximum water slug to ensure continuous level control. A cone laser cannot be used on this type of field without total reconstruction of the sidelines and a portion of the outfield. 3) Slopes over 8% will either require vertical curves or … Some applications wish to measure the time interval between two events rather than some notion of an absolute time. where N is the number of pulses counted and fclock is the clock frequency. An answer to this calibration drift dilemma is found in a design variation called the dual-slope converter. Integration times, t, are measured by counting clock pulses during the relevant periods. c) current Peter Wilson, in The Circuit Designer's Companion (Fourth Edition), 2017. Can anyone of the math gurus on the forum calculate the force required to push a 200 pound … 200 lbs up a slope like that and I am almost ten years away from being 80. 2)Maximum slope for a ramp is 10% with pedestrian access on the ramp and 12% if used by fork lifts. A microcontroller generates the pulse width modulated digital signal which is converted into a floating triangle. View Answer, 6. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. What is the effect of clock on the voltage? View Answer. 24. Elevated launches can be used to bypass environmentally sensitive areas or areas of unstable Saeid Mokhatab, ... John Y. Mak, in Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing (Fourth Edition), 2019. For a mild slope, such as the 1-in-20 slope required for a wheelchair ramp, a 3-in. However, due to its large size, it will contain the majority of high-pressure hydrocarbon gas on the site. At this point, the MSB of the counter will go high and cause the analog switch to move to the reference voltage position. But it is hard to work with. 2.6 Dual Slope A/D Converter A popular method for converting an analog voltage into a digital value is the dualslope method. These lines are located within the slug storage section. slump will work. 6. Also, since you are in an area of cold winters, a dock seal is a good thing too. A flat curve and an inverted curve would imply falling short rates. At the same time, the counter is again counting from zero. Time t2 in Figure 8.15 is the amount of time required for the capacitor to linearly discharge to 0 volts. When the integrator output reaches zero, the count is stopped, and the analog circuitry is reset. This “oversampling” (a sampling clock of several MHz used for input bandwidths of a few kHz) allows for extremely high resolution and low distortion. Adjust speed to avoid casting snow over bridges or overpasses or too far onto sidewalks. The small deviation that is present is likely a consequence of the (small) effect of the ramps on [Cl −] i.) Methods of Distribution of Superelevation and Side Friction 5 methods y Methods #2 and #5 are the most common Method #2: Side friction is such that a vehicle has all lateral acceleration sustained by side friction. q Zone one – cellular confinement methods (Table 1, p. 5), with a control section adjacent to the test sections. Normally used in special-purpose ICs, which integrate all the functions together. Hybrids of these methods are also possible, for instance, a combination of flash and successive approximation, to achieve both faster speeds and higher resolution. 5.6. d) zero It is independent of the accuracy or the long-term stability of the clock frequency, or of the resistor and the capacitor values. FIGURE 8.14. To illustrate how the quantized value of the input signal is obtained, the following equations describe the state of the integrator at the end of the conversion. The major elements comprising a dual-slope ADC are illustrated in Figure 3.17. From a structural standpoint, low-slump concrete is good. Figure 8.14 shows the ramp generator isolated from the rest of the converter circuit. When the coefficients of one variable are opposites you add the equations to eliminate a variable and when the coefficients of one variable are equal you subtract the equations to eliminate a variable. Only needs an integrator, comparator, reference, and a few analogue switches, the rest of the work can be done by the processor. Wheelchair Ramp Specs: Slope and Rise. mode control methods, and the most popular method is fixed-frequency peak-current-mode control with fixed-slope compensation ramp. 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