STAMP: data acquisition system for large-scale thermal tests



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46th International Conference on Environmental Systems


STAMP (System for Thermal Analysis, Measurement, and Power supply control) is a data acquisition and presentation system that supports large-scale thermal (vacuum) tests. It was originally created for use in the ESA Test Centre in the Netherlands, and is now also in use at IABG in Germany.

STAMP has a plugin architecture for instruments, allowing new scanners and power supplies to be added to an existing system without requiring changes to existing software. It supports configurations from a single machine to large client-server networks with dozens of clients and hot fail-over servers. In any configuration it supports multiple users, each with its own access rights to the configuration and measurement data.

Numerous presentation types are built in, including an extremely powerful graph presentation, numeric displays, 2D and 3D synoptics, and others. Data can be manipulated using a powerful and comprehensive formula system that allows (among other things) unit conversions and virtual sensors to be defined.

The Remote Client allows data to be presented elsewhere in the world. It can be used either in real-time mode, using a secure connection to download data from the Test Centre, or in offline mode, allowing display and analysis of data stored in its local database. The Remote Client can be distributed to Test Centre customers without further license cost.

STAMP has a simple to use socket interface that allows it to exchange data with other systems (both real-time and historical). Data and configuration can also be exported to Excel (.CSV) format.

Despite being almost twenty years old STAMP is kept up to date with modern technology, supporting the full Unicode character set, IPv6, GPU-accelerated and anti-aliased rendering, touch screens, and smartcard login. It is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions and can run on Windows (any version newer than XP-SP2) and (modern) Linux.


ICES203: Thermal Testing
Vienna, Austria
The 46th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Vienna, Austria, USA on 10 July 2016 through 14 July 2016.
Johannes N. Guijt, TERMA B.V., The Netherlands
Alize E.H. Pistidda, TERMA B.V., The Netherlands
Pierre-Arnaud Ansel, TERMA B.V., The Netherlands


STAMP, thermal testing, data acquisition system, remote testing