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ADMA labotary bench test for quick comissioning

The routine described below is intended to test the functionality of the inertial sensors of the gyro system, i.e. the accelerometers and gyroscopes. This function test is also a good way to become familiar with the ADMA and to gain experience in setting up the ADMA via Webinterface.

Setup and cabling

The following components should be prepared for the function test:

  • ADMA
  • ADMA-Power supply cable
  • ADMA-Ethernet cable
  • Power Supply 9-32V DC

After connecting the ADMA cables to the interfaces, the systems boots up. When both Power LED’s are illuminated, the inertial navigation system is ready for operation.

Shows the ADMA Interfaces that need to be connected for a laboratory bench test. Power, Ethernet and GNSS antenna have to be connected.

ADMA configuration for bench testing

Configuring measurement data transmission via Ethernet interface

Go to menu 3 – Data . Activate ADMAnet data output and configure the Destination IP to the IP address of your PC.

Shows the marked position of the parameter for ADMAnet data output in the ADMA Webinterface.


The values of roll and pitch angle misalignment should be determinate via Auto Roll/Pitch alignment at menu 6️⃣ Parameters. After executing this function, the ADMA determines the angle offsets on the table by using the earth gravitation.

Save settings to ADMA

The altered settings must be saved to the inertial navigation system. With Save settings to file, the configuration of the inertial system can be saved for later usage or backup purposes. When hitting start measurement at menu 7️⃣ LOAD/SAVE/START, Save settings will be executed first and then the ADMA starts the measurement mode.

When the ADMA measurement is running, the Measurement active value is 1.

Setup the ADMA Data Logger

Install the ADMA Data Logger with the Single Installer or with the GeneSys Software Suite. Open the Software and load the ADMA settings, if you used the default settings, the ADMA data should be deteceted automatically at startup.

Static test

Checking the system status

Now check the data channels Status_Standstill and Error_Hardware. The value of Status_Standstill should be one. As soon as you move the system by hand or wobble at the table, the Standstill bit should jump to 0.

1 at standstill

6.4.3 Checking the accelerations

The inertial navigation system should be positioned on a laboratory bench or similar facility, thus being placed on a close to horizontal surface. In addition, keep a flat support surface ready so that the ADMA remains level even when tilted. Tilt the ADMA in the axes as shown below, the following body-fixed accelerations should then be indicated:

ADMA ORIENTATIONAcc_Body_X (g)Acc_Body_Y (g)Acc_Body_Z (g)

The measured acceleration of the observed axis should be between 1.01 g and 0.99 g. This test is helpful to ensure that the accelerometers have not been damaged.

Checking the rotational speed

In a static state, the following rotational speeds should be indicated:

ADMA ORIENTAIONRate_Body_X (°/s)Rate_Body_Y (°/s)Rate_Body_Z (°)

The measured rotational speed of all axis should be between ±0,1°/s.
Without special software and hardware, it is not possible to test gyros accurately, so it is necessary to send the ADMA to GeneSys for calibration on a regular basis. We recommend a calibration interval of 2 years.

Dynamic Test

As part of the dynamic test, the ADMA undergoes defined linear and rotary motion, i.e. along or about the systems sensor axis. The rotational speeds are checked first, beginning with the X-axis (roll), followed by the Y (pitch) and (yaw) axes, and then followed by the acceleration check in the same sequence of axes.

Checking the rotational speed

The system should be rotated about the individual measurement axes in the sequence X, Y and Z.
The plotted data could look like this:

This data plot shows that ADMA detects negative as well as positive rotational speeds about all three measurement axes.

Checking the accelerations

The system should be move linearly along the individual axes in the sequence X, Y and Z.
The plotted data could appear as follows:

This data plot shows that ADMA detects negative as well as positive accelerations along the three measurement axes.

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