This guide describes how to implement modern GUI (Graphic'ser Interface) methodologies within the LabVIEW application. The book provides interface design strategies and basic graphic design principles, and includes over 100 step-by-step LabVIEW GUI Code examples.
The book is focused on measurement automation, specifically using the LabView tool. It explains basic measurements in a simplified manner with appropriate step-by-step explanations and discussions of instrument capabilities. It touches upon aspects of measurement science, microwave measurements and software development for measurement. The book can be used as a guide by technicians, researchers and scientists involved in metrology laboratories to automate measurements. The book explains the development process for automation of measurement systems for every step of the software development lifecycle. It covers system design and automation policy creation. The book uses a top-down approach which enables the reader to relate their own problems and develop a system with their own analysis. The book includes many examples, illustrations, flowcharts, measurement results and screenshots of a worked-out automation software for microwave measurement. The book includes discussions on microwave measurements-attenuation, microwave power and E-field strength. The contents of this book will be of interest to students, researchers and scientists working in the field of electromagnetism, antennas, communication and electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC).
This book provides a practical and accessible understanding of the fundamental principles of virtual instrumentation. It explains how to acquire, analyze and present data using LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) as the application development environment. The book introduces the students to the graphical system design model and its different phases of functionality such as design, prototyping and deployment. It explains the basic concepts of graphical programming and highlights the features and techniques used in LabVIEW to create Virtual Instruments (VIs). Using the technique of modular programming, the book teaches how to make a VI as a subVI. Arrays, clusters, structures and strings in LabVIEW are covered in detail. The book also includes coverage of emerging graphical system design technologies for real-world applications. In addition, extensive discussions on data acquisition, image acquisition, motion control and LabVIEW tools are presented. This book is designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students of instrumentation and control engineering, electronics and instrumentation engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, electronics and communication engineering, and computer science and engineering. It will be also useful to engineering students of other disciplines where courses in virtual instrumentation are offered. Key Features : Builds the concept of virtual instrumentation by using clear-cut programming elements. Includes a summary that outlines important learning points and skills taught in the chapter. Offers a number of solved problems to help students gain hands-on experience of problem solving. Provides several chapter-end questions and problems to assist students in reinforcing their knowledge.
Whether seeking deeper knowledge of LabVIEW®’s capabilities or striving to build enhanced VIs, professionals know they will find everything they need in LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques. Now accompanied by LabVIEW 2011, this classic second edition, focusing on LabVIEW 8.0, delves deeply into the classic features that continue to make LabVIEW one of the most popular and widely used graphical programming environments across the engineering community. The authors review the front panel controls, the Standard State Machine template, drivers, the instrument I/O assistant, error handling functions, hyperthreading, and Express VIs. It covers the introduction of the Shared Variables function in LabVIEW 8.0 and explores the LabVIEW project view. The chapter on ActiveX includes discussion of the MicrosoftTM .NET® framework and new examples of programming in LabVIEW using .NET. Numerous illustrations and step-by-step explanations provide hands-on guidance. Reviewing LabVIEW 8.0 and accompanied by the latest software, LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques, Second Edition remains an indispensable resource to help programmers take their LabVIEW knowledge to the next level. Visit the CRC website to download accompanying software.
A Proceedings Volume from the 6th IFAC Symposium, Oulu, Finland, 16-18 June 2003
Author: Juha Lindfors
Advances in Control Education 2003 - the 6th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education was an international forum for scientists and practitioners involved in the field of control education to present their latest research, results and ideas. The symposium also aimed to disseminate knowledge and experience in alternative methods and approaches in education. In addition to three plenary lectures and the technical visit, the symposium included 12 regular sessions and panel discussion session on the topic "web- with or without." Technical sessions concentrated on new software tools in control education especially on the role of interaction in Control Engineering education, web-based systems and remote laboratories and on laboratory experiments. Presents and illustrates new approaches to the effective utilisation of new software tools in control engineering education Identifies the important role remote laboratories play in the development of control education
This manuscript will guide readers in actual LabVIEW graphical programming of the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 and Analog Digital parts kit. It discusses electronics schematics, electronics hardware wiring, interfacing techniques, and sensors data acquisition. Readers may gain the ability to make full use of the Analog Digital part kits sensors, electronics components, and integrated circuits. Each of the hands-on unit is self-contained and can be postponed or visited asynchronously if desired. The Digilent Analog Discovery 2 projects discussed in this text include the outdoor gardening temperature/heating regulator to guard against frost as well as indoor precise temperature controller for reptilian solarium habitat, external magnetic field measurement of fluctuating solar flare bombardment or high electromagnetic pulse leakage from industry machinery shielding, electronic circuitry to monitor any IR remote controller output and IR robotic communication, vibrational sensing shock sensor and suspension bridge structure monitoring, low frequency earthquake lateral sensing and shaker testbed sensor system, intruder alert device or acoustic frequency filtering system, solar tracker or room occupancy sensor, photoresistor daylight sensing, servomotor for robotic arm control and leg movement, and LED running lights application typically found in the festival lighting product.
LabVIEW is an award-winning programming language that allows engineers to create "virtual" instruments on their desktop. This new edition details the powerful features of LabVIEW 8.0. Written in a highly accessible and readable style, LabVIEW Graphical Programming illustrates basic LabVIEW programming techniques, building up to advanced programming concepts. New to this edition is study material for the CLAD and CLD exams.
In recent years, research on acoustic remote sensing of the ocean has evolved considerably, especially in studying complex physical and biological processes in shallow water environments. To review the state of the art, an international workshop was held at Carvoeiro, Portugal, in March 1999, bringing together leading international researchers in the field. In contrast to much of the recent theoretical work, emphasis was placed on the experimental validation of the techniques. This volume, based on presentations at this workshop, summarizes a range of diverse and innovative applications. The invited contributions explore the use of acoustics to measure bottom properties and morphology, as well as to probe buried objects within the sediment. Within the water column, sound is applied to imaging of oceanographic features such as currents and tides or monitoring of marine life. Another key theme is the use of sound to solve geometric inverse problems for precise tracking of undersea vehicles. Audience: This volume should be useful both to the novice seeking an introduction to the field and to advanced researchers interested in the latest developments in acoustic sensing of the ocean environment. The workshop was sponsored by the Fundação para a Ciêcia e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology).
Create more robust, more flexible LabVIEW applications--through software design principles! Writing LabVIEW software to perform a complex task is never easy--especially when those last-minute feature requests cause a complexity explosion in your system, forcing you to rework much of your code! Jon Conway and Steve Watts offer a better solution: LCOD-LabVIEW Component Oriented Design--which, for the first time, applies the theories and principles of software design to LabVIEW programming. The material is presented in a lighthearted, engaging manner that makes learning enjoyable, even if you're not a computer scientist. LCOD software engineering techniques make your software more robust and better able to handle complexity--by making it simpler! Even large, industrial-grade applications become manageable. Design to embrace flexibility first, making changes and bug fixes much less painful Pragmatic discussion of the authors' tried and tested techniques, written by--and for--working programmers Covers design principles; LCOD overview, implementation, and complementary techniques; engineering essentials; style issues; and more Complete with practical advice on requirements gathering, prototyping, user interface design, and rich with examples Work through an example LCOD project (all code included on companion Web site) to tie the lessons together This book is intended for test engineers, system integrators, electronics engineers, software engineers, and other intermediate to advanced LabVIEW programmers. None of the methods discussed are complex, so users can benefit as soon as they are proficient with the syntax of LabVIEW.Go to the companion Web site located at http: //author.phptr.com/watts/ for full source code and book updates.