Phoenix AM/RT Combustion Analysis Systems


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Today more than ever, engines must be designed to deliver power and performance in a package with excellent fuel economy, while meeting stringent emissions standards worldwide. The only way to achieve these goals is with a thorough understanding of the events taking place inside the engine cylinder. With over 25 years of development experience, A&D’s Phoenix product line defines the industry standard for combustion analysis.   Phoenix products can be used on gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel engines, for a wide range of applications.

Phoenix AM is A&D’s high-speed data acquisition module that performs online combustion analysis.  Data acquisition configuration is established through Phoenix Combustion Analysis Software (CAS). Data can be set to acquire based on either crank angle position or time. The Phoenix AM stores raw signals in memory, and downloads the data to a PC for post-processing using Phoenix CAS. The system also provides periodic updates, for ‘live’ data viewing.  

 

High-Speed Analog Inputs
Number of channels 12 per module
Up to 24 without Phoenix RT
Up to 48 with Phoenix RT
Resolution 16 bit
Acquisition rate 20,000 RPM at 0.1°
2 Mhz
Low-pass filters None, 12.5 kHz, 25 kHz, 50 kHz
Input ranges ±1 V, ±2 V, ±5 V, ±10 V, ±50 V

 

Digital Inputs
Number of channels (up to 4 used by an encoder) 8 per module
Input ranges ±5 V
Maximum encoder resolution 0.05°

 

Data & Analysis
Analysis Method Data is streamed to host PC for analysis
Analysis rate without missing an engine cycle Lossless real-time analysis not guaranteed over 1,200 RPM
System memory 256 MB
Non-volatile logging N/A
Test bench interfaces Winsocket and ASAP3
Host PC connection 1 Gigabit Ethernet


Power & Mechanical
Input power 10-16 volts DC (50 watts @ 12VDC)
120/240 V 50/60 HZ VAC external power supply
Dimensions (single module) 343mm (W) x 194mm (D) x 44mm (H)
13.5” (W) x 7.6” (D) x 1.8” (H)
Weight (single module) 2.2 kgs. (5 lbs.)

Environmental
Operating temperature 0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)
Operating humidity 0% to 95% humidity non-condensing

* Specifications subject to change without notice

.The Phoenix RT module is an add-on device that performs real-time, cycle-by-cycle calculations on combustion data when used with the Phoenix AM input modules. Processed data can be streamed to third party devices for closed loop control, or stored to memory.  User defined cycle-by-cycle calculations are supported, allowing the integration of proprietary algorithms.  In addition, data can be post processed using Phoenix CAS.

 

Analog Outputs
Number of channels 16
Resolution 16 bit
Update rate 100 Hz
Output range ±10 V

 

Digital Outputs
Number of channels 16
Update rate 100 Hz (based on engine RPM)

 

Data & Analysis
Analysis Method Real-time, cycle-by-cycle data is streamed to the DSP core on-board Phoenix RT for analysis
Analysis rate without missing an engine cycle 12,000 RPM at 0.1°)
System memory 2 GB
Non-volatile logging USB, SD, eSATA, SATA
Test bench interfaces Winsocket, ASAP3, streaming UDP, XCP and streaming CANbus
Host PC connection 1 Gigabit Ethernet

 

Power & Mechanical
Input power 10-30 volts DC (50 watts @ 12VDC)
120/240 V 50/60 HZ VAC external power supply
Dimensions (single module) 343mm (W) x 200mm (D) x 44mm (H)
13.5” (W) x 7.9” (D) x 1.8” (H)
Weight (single module) 2.2 kgs. (5 lbs.)

 

Environmental
Operating temperature 0° C to 50° C (32° F to 122° F)
Operating humidity 0% to 95% humidity non-condensing


* Specifications subject to change without notice

    The Phoenix Combustion Analysis Software package, CAS, is the foundation of the Phoenix system. Phoenix CAS controls the Phoenix AM and Phoenix RT hardware modules, and performs combustion analysis on the acquired data. The software is easy to use and comes standard with the following features:

    • Calculates all critical parameters, including

      • Indicated Mean Effective Pressures (IMEP)
      • Full Knock evaluation
      • Start and End of Combustion
      • Mass Fraction Burned / Heat Release
      • Peak Pressure and Location of Peak Pressure
      • Maximum Rise and Location of Maximum Rise Rate
      • Combustion Noise Level Evaluation
      • Ignition and Injection Timing
      • Ignition Delay
      • Includes all statistics
    • Customizable displays
    • Supports multiple file formats

Phoenix Combustion Analysis Course Syllabus

An overview of the Phoenix Combustion Analysis training course, including class objectives and pricing


New and Improved Ways to Measure Combustion

A white paper discussing several recent advancements in combustion analysis capabilities


Top 4 Challenges of Integrating Combustion Data with INCA Calibration Data

A white paper discussing the importance of including combustion data in engine calibration, and A&D's capabilities

Features

  • Supports user defined, cycle-by-cycle calculations
  • Real-time, cycle-by-cycle outputs to standard vehicle-testing interfaces
  • Crank angle processing
  • Multiple configurations of up to 48 channels

Benefits

  • Easy integration into third party automation systems
  • Standard output allows easy integration with calibration tools that support standard interfaces (CAN, XCP)
  • Systems can be easily combined to support a wide array of application requirements and channel-counts

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Phoenix: The Next Generation in Combustion Analysis
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