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Math Channel Setups

Postby jmelton » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:37 pm

We are using our 3224 scopes for vibration spectrum monitoring on turbine engines. From calibrating our Data System we know that 66.8mv equals 1 IPS (Inches per second). We set up a math channel with the formula (channel)/66.8 to tell us in IPS what the given amplitude is at the specific frequency.

As an example: 20mv = .2994 IPS

What we are getting though is values in scientific notation.

Are we missing something in the setup? Is there a way to force the program to only use straight decimals?

Knowing our luck, it's probably something simple and stupid that we are missing.
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Postby Robin » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:49 pm


The ruler measurements take the same form as the y-axis labels. For small numbers, standard form is used (to maximise graph space) and it's not possible to change this.

If you use a custom probe to do the scaling instead of a maths channel, it would use unit prefixes rather than standard form. For example, your y-axis might be in mIPS or microIPS.

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