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.
Electricity is an integral part of life in modern society. It is one form of energy and can be transported and converted into other forms. Throughout the world electricity is used to light homes and streets, cook meals, power computers and run industrial plants. Electricity is so integrated with our way of living that electricity consumption per person is used to measure the levels of economic development of countries. Any disruptions to electricity supply or blackouts will lead to huge financial loss and threats to lives well-being in the community. Electrical engineering is the profession and study of generating, transmitting, controlling and using electrical energy. It offers a wide range of exciting opportunities to those looking for a fulfilling, challenging and professional career. Electrical engineers are the designers of modern electrical machinery, power systems, transportation and communication systems. They work in various sectors of the community as well including the building industry, the manufacturing industry, the construction industry, consultancy services, technology development, education services as well as government. In these volumes, the essential aspects and fundamentals of electrical engineering are presented. In depth knowledge of various areas of electrical engineering are disseminated by learned scholars in their fields. It is hoped that readers will find all the writings comprehensive, informative and interesting. It is further hoped that these fundamentals will assist the readers to study advanced topics in electrical engineering. If the readers are electrical engineers themselves, it is hoped that the articles will broaden their horizon in electrical engineering and provide them with the necessary knowledge to further their profession as electrical engineers.
Second International Conference, ICICA 2011, Qinhuangdao, China, October 28-31, 2011. Proceedings
Author: Chunfeng Liu,Jincai Chang,Aimin Yang
The two-volume set, CCIS 243 and CCIS 244, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Information Computing and Applications, ICICA 2010, held in Qinhuangdao, China, in October 2011. The 191 papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in topical sections on computational statistics, social networking and computing, evolutionary computing and applications, information education and application, internet and web computing, scientific and engineering computing, system simulation computing, bio-inspired and DNA computing, internet and Web computing, multimedia networking and computing, parallel and distributed computing.
LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench) developed by National Instruments is a graphical programming environment. Its ease of use allows engineers and students to streamline the creation of code visually, leaving time traditionally spent on debugging for true comprehension of DSP. This book is perfect for practicing engineers, as well as hardware and software technical managers who are familiar with DSP and are involved in system-level design. With this text, authors Kehtarnavaz and Kim have also provided a valuable resource for students in conventional engineering courses. The integrated lab exercises create an interactive experience which supports development of the hands-on skills essential for learning to navigate the LabVIEW program. Digital Signal Processing System-Level Design Using LabVIEW is a comprehensive tool that will greatly accelerate the DSP learning process. Its thorough examination of LabVIEW leaves no question unanswered. LabVIEW is the program that will demystify DSP and this is the book that will show you how to master it. * A graphical programming approach (LabVIEW) to DSP system-level design * DSP implementation of appropriate components of a LabVIEW designed system * Providing system-level, hands-on experiments for DSP lab or project courses
Electronics in Textiles and Clothing: Design, Products and Applications covers the fundamentals of electronics and their applications in textiles and clothing product development. The book emphasizes the interface between electronics and textile materials, detailing diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practice. It explores ways to integrate textile materials with electronics for communicating/signal transferring applications. It also discusses wearable electronic products for industrial applications based on functional properties and end users in sectors such as defense, medicine, health monitoring, and security. The book details the application of wearable electronics and outlines the textile fibres used for wearable electronics. It includes coverage of different yarn types and fabric production techniques and modifications needed on conventional machines for developing fabrics using specialty yarns. The coverage includes problems faced during the production processes and their solutions. Novel sensors, specialty yarns, Body Sensor Networks (BSN), and the development of flexible solar tents used for power generation round out the coverage. The book then concludes with discussions of the development of fabric-integrated wearable electronic products for use in mobihealth care systems, smart cloth for ambulatory remote monitoring, electronic jerkin, heating gloves, and pneumatic gloves. Based mainly on the authors’ projects and field work, the book takes a practical approach to the issues involved in designing electronic circuits and their possibilities for signals, giving you an understanding of problems that can occur when executing the work. It also describes the future scope of e-textiles using conductive materials for medical, healthcare textile product development, and safety aspects. The text provides guidelines for the development of wearable textiles, giving a new meaning to the term human-machine symbiosis in the context of pervasive/invisible computing.
International Conference, CSEE 2011, Wuhan, China, August 21-22, 2011. Proceedings
Author: Sally Lin,Xiong Huang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011. The 525 revised full papers presented in the five volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information security, intelligent information, neural networks, digital library, algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computational system, computer vision, computer modelling and simulation, control, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, information systems, knowledge management and knowledge discovering, mulitimedia and its apllication, management and information system, moblie computing, natural computing and computational intelligence, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel and computing, robotics, wireless network, web application, other topics connecting with computer, environment and ecoinformatics, modeling and simulation, environment restoration, environment and energy, information and its influence on environment, computer and ecoinformatics, biotechnology and biofuel, as well as biosensors and bioreactor.
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.
For courses in Measurement and Instrumentation. Learning with LabVIEW is a tutorial that teaches graphical programming concepts through real world applications. Bishop's accessible, motivational approach helps students successfully master LabVIEW.
This book covers the fundamental knowledge needed for interfacing sensors with a PC using the new framework of virtual instrumentation. The authors focus on the knowledge required by a non-professional to develop a modern monitoring system. Specifically written for senior undergraduates in engineering and science, as well as practising engineers and researchers with an interest in using computer-based instrumentation, but with limited knowledge of computer hardware and monitoring software, the text contains numerous numerical and programming examples. An accompanying CD-ROM features data and program files that can be used to facilitate the preparation of experimental demonstrations.
This book is Volume II of the series DSP for MATLABTM and LabVIEWTM. This volume provides detailed coverage of discrete frequency transforms, including a brief overview of common frequency transforms, both discrete and continuous, followed by detailed treatments of the Discrete Time Fourier Transform (DTFT), the z -Transform (including definition and properties, the inverse z -transform, frequency response via z-transform, and alternate filter realization topologies (including Direct Form, Direct Form Transposed, Cascade Form, Parallel Form, and Lattice Form), and the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) (including Discrete Fourier Series, the DFT-IDFT pair, DFT of common signals, bin width, sampling duration and sample rate, the FFT, the Goertzel Algorithm, Linear, Periodic, and Circular convolution, DFT Leakage, and computation of the Inverse DFT). The entire series consists of four volumes that collectively cover basic digital signal processing in a practical and accessible manner, but which nonetheless include all essential foundation mathematics. As the series title implies, the scripts (of which there are more than 200) described in the text and supplied in code form here will run on both MATLABTM and LabVIEWTM. The text for all volumes contains many examples, and many useful computational scripts, augmented by demonstration scripts and LabVIEWTM Virtual Instruments (VIs) that can be run to illustrate various signal processing concepts graphically on the user's computer. Volume I consists of four chapters that collectively set forth a brief overview of the field of digital signal processing, useful signals and concepts (including convolution, recursion, difference equations, LTI systems, etc), conversion from the continuous to discrete domain and back (i.e., analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion), aliasing, the Nyquist rate, normalized frequency, sample rate conversion and Mu-law compression, and signal processing principles including correlation, the correlation sequence, the Real DFT, correlation by convolution, matched filtering, simple FIR filters, and simple IIR filters. Chapter 4 of Volume I, in particular, provides an intuitive or "first principle" understanding of how digital filtering and frequency transforms work, preparing the reader for the present volume (Volume II). Volume III of the series covers digital filter design (FIR design using Windowing, Frequency Sampling, and Optimum Equiripple techniques, and Classical IIR design) and Volume IV, the culmination of the series, is an introductory treatment of LMS Adaptive Filtering and applications. Table of Contents: The Discrete Time Fourier Transform / The z-Transform / The DFT
Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Cosponsored by the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 26-28, 1990
LabVIEW Internet Applications explains in detail how to connect instrumentation systems to the Internet or an intranet using LabVIEW and current Internet technologies. Requiring some prior basic knowledge of LabVIEW, but little knowledge of Internet technologies, it guides students step-by-step through the essentials of all the relevant technologies--including HTML, CGI, Java, ActiveX, DataSocket, Internet security, and more. Students quickly and easily learn how to set up virtually any LabVIEW program to be monitored or controlled from a Web browser.
Data mining is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the discovery of hidden data and unexpected patterns and rules in large databases. In this book, containing the proceedings of the second International Conference on Data Mining, researchers and applications developers from academia and industry present research and practical experiences in the diverse areas which make up data mining. They include computer experts, statisticians, knowledge acquisition specialists, data analysts, IT consultants, data visualization experts as well as users and developers.