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Avalanche Detection Device

Avalanche Detection Device

Customer needed a ruggedized snow-pack measurement device  for use in avalanche detection.

Results / Outcomes

  • Gadgeon designed full system HW/FW/GUI
  • Units being sold today
  • Ski Resorts
  • Snow Research Community
  • Extreme Skiers

System Description

Challenge
  • Ultra tight schedule
  • Low Power Battery Management for harsh conditions 
  • Multiple DSP Algorithm implementations
Architecture of the Device Hardware and Firmware
  • Requirements gathering, Analysis and Architecture
Hardware Design, Prototyping, Board-bring up
  • Cadence allegro
Embedded Firmware
  • MQX RTOS
  • SD card via SHDC for high speed data transfer with FAT FS
  • Display driver and graphics library for menu and graph display
  • GPS location and graphical icons for lock status
  • Bluetooth using RB42 for data transfer
  • Tilt compensated compass
  • Highspeed ADC acquisition and for pressure, distance, temperature
  • USB interface for data communication

Avalanche Detection Device - System Architecture

Embedded Firmware

 


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