The #1 hands-on LabVIEW guide to virtual instrumentation! Sensors, Transducers and LabVIEW teaches LabVIEW virtual instrumentation the best way possible: hands-on. You'll encounter a world of fascinating, practical interfacing challenges from physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, the biomedical sciences and beyond. Through these applications, you'll discover the LabVIEW environment, programming structures, constants, variables, controls, indicators, arrays, pseudo-random numbers and other key elements of LabVIEW programming. LabVIEW expert Barry Paton covers all this and more: 100% hands-on! Real-world engineering, scientific and biomedical applications Sensor applications, including platinum resistance thermometers; integrated silicon pressure sensors, ultrasonic ranging Transducer applications, including stepping motors, virtual joysticks, LED displays, and pan/tilt controllers Serial, parallel, IEEE 488(GPIB) and IR communications Video surveillance, data acquisition and electronic compasses Gaussmeters and Hall effect sensors Beer's Law experiment - design, protocols and calibration procedures Sensors, Transducers and LabVIEW is a book of solutions, packed with intriguing devices, circuits, and exercises. Whether you're an engineer, scientist, faculty member, or student, there's no faster, more exciting way to leverage LabVIEW's power in your next interfacing application. CD-ROM includes LabVIEW 5.0 Evaluation Edition; 10 MB of valuable programming examples compatible with LabVIEW 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0; exercises, sensor simulations, course development templates, video clips of experiments and more.
The practical, succinct LabVIEW data acquisition tutorial for every professional. No matter how much LabVIEW experience you have, this compact tutorial gives you core skills for producing virtually any data acquisition (DAQ) application-input and output. Designed for every engineer and scientist, LabVIEW for Data Acquisition begins with quick-start primers on both LabVIEW and DAQ, and builds your skills with extensive code examples and visual explanations drawn from Bruce Mihura's extensive experience teaching LabVIEW to professionals. Includes extensive coverage of DAQ-specific programming techniques Real-world techniques for maximizing accuracy and efficiency The 10 most common LabVIEW DAQ development problems-with specific solutions Addresses simulation, debugging, real-time issues, and network/distributed systems Preventing unauthorized changes to your LabVIEW code An overview of transducers for a wide variety of signals Non-NI alternatives for hardware and software LabVIEW for Data Acquisition includes an extensive collection of real-world LabVIEW applications, lists of LabVIEW tips and tricks, coverage of non-NI software and hardware alternatives, and much more. Whatever data acquisition application you need to create, this is the book to start and finish with. RELATED WEBSITE The accompanying website includes an evaluation version of LabVIEW and key LabVIEW code covered in the book.
-- Projects include many program files in LabView, Mathcad and SPICE which professionals would not have time to create on their own.-- LabView allows engineers to turn their desktop into the instrument-- Analog circuit design is still vital in building communications devices - the addition of LabView makes this process more precise and time efficientThis book presents a study of analog electronics. It consists of theory and closely coupled experiments, which are based entirely on computer-based data acquisition using LabView. The topics included treat many of the relevant aspects of basic modern electronics.
This interactive, hands-on guide to AC/DC circuits, machines, devices, and power electronics uses custom-written LabVIEW Virtual Instruments to illuminate every key concept using simulation and animation.
This book brings together everything you need to achieve superior results with PC-based image processing and analysis. Thomas Klinger combines a highly accessible overview of the field's key concepts, tools, and techniques; the first expert introduction to NI's breakthrough IMAQ Vision software; and several start-to-finish application case studies. You also get an extensive library of code and image samples, as well as a complete trial version of IMAQ Vision for Windows.
Author: Mahesh L. Chugani,Abhay R. Samant,Michael Cerna
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Technology & Engineering
Get results fast, with LabVIEW Signal Processing! This practical guide to LabVIEW Signal Processing and control system capabilities is designed to help you get results fast. You'll understand LabVIEW's extensive analysis capabilities and learn to identify and use the best LabVIEW tool for each application. You'll review classical DSP and other essential topics, including control system theory, curve fitting, and linear algebra. Along the way, you'll use LabVIEW's tools to construct practical applications that illuminate: Arbitrary waveform generation. Aliasing, signal separation, and their effects. The separation of two signals close in frequency but differing in amplitudes. Predicting the cost of producing a product in multiple quantities. Noise removal in biomedical applications. Determination of system stability and design linear state feedback. The accompanying website contains the complete LabVIEW FDS evaluation version, including analysis library, relevant elements of the G Math Toolkit, and complete demos of several other important products, including the Digital Filter Design Toolkit and the Signal Processing Suite. Whether you're a professional or student, LabVIEW represents an extraordinary opportunity to streamline signal processing and control systems projects--and this book is all you need to get started.
Biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW
Author: Jon B. Olansen,Eric Rosow
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Technology & Engineering
This is the eBook version of the print title. The eBook edition does not provide access to the content of the CD ROMs that accompanies the print book. Bringing the power of virtual instrumentation to the biomedical community. Applications across diverse medical specialties Detailed design guides for LabVIEW and BioBench applications Hands-on problem-solving throughout the book Laboratory, clinical, and healthcare applications Numerous VI's with source code, plus several demos, are available on the book's web site Virtual instrumentation allows medical researchers and practitioners to combine the traditional diagnostic tools with advanced technologies such as databases, Active X, and the Internet. In both laboratory and clinical environments, users can interact with a wealth of disparate systems, facilitating better, faster, and more informed decision making. Virtual Bio-Instrumentation: Biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW is the first book of its kind to apply VI technology to the biomedical field. Hands-on problems throughout the book demonstrate immediate practical uses Examples cover a variety of medical specialties Detailed design instructions give the inside view of LabVIEW and BioBench applications Both students and practicing professionals will appreciate the practical applications offered for modeling fundamental physiology, advanced systems analysis, medical device development and testing, and even hospital management and clinical engineering scenarios.
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.
Part I introduces the basic "Principles and Methods of Force Measurement" according to a classification into a dozen of force transducers types: resistive, inductive, capacitive, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, electrodynamic, magnetoelastic, galvanomagnetic (Hall-effect), vibrating wires, (micro)resonators, acoustic and gyroscopic. Two special chapters refer to force balance techniques and to combined methods in force measurement. Part II discusses the "(Strain Gauge) Force Transducers Components", evolving from the classical force transducer to the digital / intelligent one, with the incorporation of three subsystems (sensors, electromechanics and informatics). The elastic element (EE) is the "heart" of the force transducer and basically determines its performance. A 12-type elastic element classification is proposed (stretched / compressed column or tube, bending beam, bending and/or torsion shaft, middle bent bar with fixed ends, shear beam, bending ring, yoke or frame, diaphragm, axial-stressed torus, axisymmetrical and voluminous EE), with emphasis on the optimum location of the strain gauges. The main properties of the associated Wheatstone bridge, best suited for the parametrical transducers, are examined, together with the appropriate electronic circuits for SGFTs. The handbook fills a gap in the field of Force Measurement, both experts and newcomers, no matter of their particular interest, finding a lot of useful and valuable subjects in the area of Force Transducers; in fact, it is the first specialized monograph in this inter- and multidisciplinary field.
Engineering System Instrumentation, Second Edition
Author: Clarence W. de Silva
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
An engineering system contains multiple components that interconnect to perform a specific task. Starting from basic fundamentals through to advanced applications, Sensors and Actuators: Engineering System Instrumentation, Second Edition thoroughly explains the inner workings of an engineering system. The text first provides introductory material—practical procedures and applications in the beginning—and then methodically integrates more advanced techniques, theory, and concepts throughout the book. Emphasizing sensors, transducers, and actuators, the author discusses important aspects of component matching and interconnection, interface between the connected components, signal modification, and signal conditioning/modification. He also addresses functions, physical principles, operation and interaction, and the proper selection and interfacing of these components for various engineering/control applications. This second edition provides a thorough revision of the first and includes new worked examples, new applications, and thoroughly updated as well as entirely new material. In addition, it provides increased coverage of sensor systems technologies and updated coverage of computer tools, including MATLAB®, Simulink, and LabView. What’s New in the Second Edition: A new chapter on estimation from measurements, which includes various practical procedures and applications of estimation through sensed data New material on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) New material on multisensor data fusion New material on networked sensing and localization Many new problems and worked examples Chapter highlights and summary sheets, for easy reference and recollection Sensors and Actuators: Engineering System Instrumentation, Second Edition provides users from a variety of engineering backgrounds with a complete overview of engineering system components for instrumentation. It presents current techniques, advanced theory and concepts, and addresses relevant design issues, component selection, and practical applications.
Developed from the author’s academic and industrial experiences, Modeling and Control of Engineering Systems provides a unified treatment of the modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and thermal systems and then systematically covers conventional, advanced, and intelligent control, instrumentation, experimentation, and design. It includes theory, analytical techniques, popular computer tools, simulation details, and applications. Overcoming the deficiencies of other modeling and control books, this text relates the model to the physical system and addresses why a particular control technique is suitable for controlling the system. Although MATLAB®, Simulink®, and LabVIEWTM are used, the author fully explains the fundamentals and analytical basis behind the methods, the choice of proper tools to analyze a given problem, the ways to interpret and validate the results, and the limitations of the software tools. This approach enables readers to thoroughly grasp the core foundation of the subject and understand how to apply the concepts in practice. Control ensures accurate operation of a system. Proper control of an engineering system requires a basic understanding and a suitable representation (model) of the system. This book builds up expertise in modeling and control so that readers can further their analytical skills in hands-on settings.
This text by Shetty and Kolk, blends the pertinent aspects of mechatronics--system modeling, simulation, sensors, actuation, real-time computer interfacing, and control--into a single unified result suitable for use in the college-level mechatronic curriculum. Students are introduced to all the topics needed to develop a good understanding of the basic principles used in mechatronics technology through the use of examples, problems and case studies, all of which can be quickly and affordably assembled and investigated in laboratory settings. Core aspects are combined with practical industrial applications and are presented in an optimal way for understanding. The book features extensive coverage of the modeling and simulation of physical systems made possible by block-diagrams, the modified analogy approach to modeling, and state-of-the-art visual simulation software. A collection of case studies drawn from a variety of industries (complete with parts, lists, setup, and instructions) are used to support the authors' applied, design-oriented approach. Readers of this text will be equipped with all the tools necessary to plan, test, and implement a well-designed mechatronic system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book is a collection of papers from the 2009 International Conference on Signals, Systems and Automation (ICSSA 2009). The conference at a glance: - Pre-conference Workshops/Tutorials on 27th Dec, 2009 - Five Plenary talks - Paper/Poster Presentation: 28-29 Dec, 2009 - Demonstrations by SKYVIEWInc, SLS Inc., BSNL, Baroda Electric Meters, SIS - On line paper submission facility on website - 200+ papers are received from India and abroad - Delegates from different countries including Poland, Iran, USA - Delegates from 16 states of India - Conference website is seen by more than 3000 persons across the world (27 countries and 120 cities)
Measurement and Instrumentation introduces undergraduate engineering students to the measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments that are used for measuring physical variables. Based on Morris's Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, this brand new text has been fully updated with coverage of the latest developments in such measurement technologies as smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital recorders and displays and interfaces. Clearly and comprehensively written, this textbook provides students with the knowledge and tools, including examples in LABVIEW, to design and build measurement systems for virtually any engineering application. The text features chapters on data acquisition and signal processing with LabVIEW from Dr. Reza Langari, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Early coverage of measurement system design provides students with a better framework for understanding the importance of studying measurement and instrumentation Includes significant material on data acquisition, coverage of sampling theory and linkage to acquisition/processing software, providing students with a more modern approach to the subject matter, in line with actual data acquisition and instrumentation techniques now used in industry. Extensive coverage of uncertainty (inaccuracy) aids students' ability to determine the precision of instruments Integrated use of LabVIEW examples and problems enhances students' ability to understand and retain content
With the availability of advanced technologies, digital systems, and communications, portable instruments are rapidly evolving from simple, stand alone, low-accuracy measuring instruments to complex multifunctional, network integrated, high-performance digital devices with advanced interface capabilities. The relatively brief treatments these instruments receive in many books are no longer adequate. Designers, engineers and scientists need a comprehensive reference dedicated to electronic portable instruments that explains the state-of-art and future directions. Electronic Portable Instruments: Design and Applications introduces the basic measurement and instrumentation concepts, describes the operating principles, and discusses the typical specifications of three main groups of portable instruments: Portable and handheld instruments built for specific applications Intelligent sensor-based devices with few components and dedicated features, such as implantable medical devices Portable data systems containing fixed sensors and supporting mechanisms, but equipped with advanced communications capabilities, such as mobile weather stations The author discusses sensors suitable for these instruments, addresses how components are selected, and clearly shows that instrument design centers on trade-offs between costs, performance, size and weight, power consumption, interface options, ruggedness, and the ability to operate in a range of environments. A multitude of tables, formulae, and figures--many in full color--enhance the presentation. Numerous examples of applications demonstrate the current diversity of these devices and point the way to future trends in development and applications.
Dieses Handbuch stellt umfassend den Stand traditioneller sowie neuer, computergestützter Technologien in allen Produktionsphasen von Printmedien dar. Auch zu elektronischen Medien wird klar Stellung bezogen. Als detailliertes Nachschlagewerk und Standardreferenz wendet es sich an technisch und kaufmännisch orientierte Fach- und Führungskräfte der grafischen Industrie. Neben Druckereien und Verlagen, der Zulieferindustrie, den Fachverbänden, werden jedoch auch Studenten und Auszubildende an Fachschulen und Hochschulen davon profitieren. Die schnell abrufbare, verlässliche Information sichert und verstärkt die berufliche Handlungsfähigkeit des Praktikers und gibt dem Studierenden eine Basis belastbaren Wissens. Das aufwendige farbige Layout unterstützt die Didaktik. Die robuste Ausstattung sorgt für eine lange Lebensdauer auch im täglichen Gebrauch. Die beiliegende CD-ROM ermöglicht eine Volltextsuche im gesamten Buchtext und stellt einige Zusatzinformationen zur Verfügung.
4th IFIP TC 12 International Conference, CCTA 2010, Nanchang, China, October 22-25, 2010, Selected Papers
Author: Daoliang Li,Yande Liu,Yingyi Chen
This book constitutes Part IV of the refereed four-volume post-conference proceedings of the 4th IFIP TC 12 International Conference on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture, CCTA 2010, held in Nanchang, China, in October 2010. The 352 revised papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. They cover a wide range of interesting theories and applications of information technology in agriculture, including simulation models and decision-support systems for agricultural production, agricultural product quality testing, traceability and e-commerce technology, the application of information and communication technology in agriculture, and universal information service technology and service systems development in rural areas.