The T‑Ray® 5000 Control Unit (TCU) is the central component of all the TeraMetrix products including the T‑Gauge® Sensor configuration and serves the following functions:
Generates the optical and electrical signals necessary to transmit and detect terahertz (THz) pulses if the TCU is connected to THz accessories; Transforms analog data into a digital signal that can be analyzed using the onboard processor.
The TCU is a 19 inch (483 mm) rack, wall, or table mountable instrument, consisting of an ultrafast laser, high-speed optical delay, ranging optical delay, power supplies, and signal conditioning electronics, with connectors for convenient interfacing to various optical and electronic components. The high-speed delay included in the TCU can be chosen from a number of delay length and speed options. A partial list of possible options includes:
- 320 ps delay with a 100 Hz acquisition rate (TCU5210)
- 80 ps delay with a 1000 Hz acquisition rate (TCU5211)
- 160 ps delay with a 1000 Hz acquisition rate (TCU5212)
- 700 ps delay with a 100 Hz acquisition rate (TCU5213)
When utilized in conjunction with T-Gauge accessories, the TCU enables the user to generate and detect pulsed terahertz energy.
TCU options are available for external digital inputs, outputs and encoders, or a removable hard drive for secure locations.
|Operating Temperature||0 – 50 °C operating temperature|
|Operating Humidity||20 – 90 % relative (non-condensing)|
|Operating Shock||+/- 15 g pk, ½ sine, 11ms|
|Operating Vibration Max||5 -500 Hz, 0.006 in. p-p displacement, 1 g|
|AC Power requirements||100-240 VRMS 50-60 Hz|
|Power draw||550W maximum|
|Fuse||5 by 20 mm, time-lag 6.3A, 250V|
|Overall Physical Dimensions||17.5 x 21.5 x 7.5 (W x D x H, inches), rack, wall, or table mountable|
|Overall weight||40 lbs (18 kg)|
EN 55011 Class A at 10 m