Automated audible countdown system
Permanent address of the item is
Automaattinen audio alaslaskenta järjestelmä
When launching scientific sounding rockets into the atmosphere or space, a computer system is used to help monitor and keep track of the launch progress. A manual system is being used for the audio voice where one of the staff speaks out through the loudspeakers the countdown when there is a launch. This thesis focuses finding an automated digital voice through the computer that can be used at the same during a launch. The significance of this thesis is to create a new application or a computerized system for the sound and voice during launching of scientific rockets. The importance is to increase the quality and accuracy for the timing of the sound. As material for the research part and test version of the new system a home computer was used. A new digital audio voice was tested together with a manual countdown timer. Once the testing was a success the implementation phase could start. The connection to the internal network was tested and the also a test version of the audio voice was tested in the environment where it will be used. The sound was working and the phase was to add and install the user interface and the rest of the applications that were needed. This thesis is divided into four parts. The first part explains what Esrange is and what work they are doing there. The second part discusses in general what digitalization is and what it means for a company. The third part goes into examining some different research approaches that exists for planning, designing and implementing a new computer software. The fourth part goes into explaining the new digital audio voice and how the voice system is connected with the internal network. Discussion of the results and conclusions are also included at the end of this thesis.