Data acquisition and control technology for indoor skydiving
Customer: Indoor Skydiving GmbH
Area: System engineering
Requirements: Automation of the system with four 400 KW fans
Implementation: Hardware: Complete data acquisition technology / software: LabVIEW
Data acquisition technology for free fall
The demand for recreational activities that offer thrills and action in addition to a fun time is booming. Indoor skydiving, in which a vertical wind tunnel simulates the free fall of skydiving, is therefore enjoying increasing popularity. The first and highest enclosed vertical flight chamber in Europe was realized by Indoor Skydiving GmbH (ISG) 2009 in Bottrop. The entire control technology for this innovative skydiving concept comes from measX – from measurement data collection to regulation of the 400 KW fans. ISG has built more of these powerful wind tunnels, which are used by both pros and amateurs, in Voss/Norway, in St. Petersburg/Russia, in Charleroi/Belgium, Vienna/Austria and in Warsaw/Poland.
Already 10 systems (*) have been equipped by measX and furthermore recreational facilities will be opening soon or are in planning. Here as well, measX will supply an advanced real-time system and complex automation technology for an ultimate and, above all, safe flying experience.