Data stored on SensorCloud™ represents discrete sensor values stored as a function of time. MicroStrain®'s customers may want to create mathematical expressions based on one, or a combination of these sensed values. In order to support our customer's unique requirements, MicroStrain has developed MathEngine®, which enables users to upload algorithms and the output of these algorithms can be represented as an additional sensor channel or 'virtual' sensor.
For example, one can use strain data to create an estimate of fatigue using a rainflow algorithm. When the fatigue rate is high, an alert can be generated by SensorCloud™. In another example, vibration data collected over time can be converted into the frequency domain using FFT and analyzed to detect anomalies.