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.
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.
-- 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.
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.
The field of electrical measurement continues to grow, with new techniques developed each year. From the basic thermocouple to cutting-edge virtual instrumentation, it is also becoming an increasingly "digital" endeavor. Books that attempt to capture the state-of-the-art in electrical measurement are quickly outdated. Recognizing the need for a text devoted to the major areas underlying modern electrical measurement, Slawomir Tumanski developed Principles of Electrical Measurement. This text builds a solid foundation in the necessary background concepts and fundamentals needed to develop and use modern electrical instruments. The author first introduces the fundamentals-including main terms and definitions, methods of estimating accuracy and uncertainty, and standards of electrical quantities-and the classical methods of measurement. He then delves into data acquisition, signal conditioning, and signal processing for both analog and digital signals. The final chapter examines computer measuring systems and virtual measurement techniques. By focusing on the aspects that are common to all types of electrical measurement, the book ensures a solid understanding that can be easily applied in practice. Whether used as an introduction to the field or as a reference to the essential concepts, Principles of Electrical Measurement provides the knowledge necessary to develop measurement solutions for any application.
Biomedical, Clinical, and Healthcare Applications in LabVIEW
Author: Jon B. Olansen
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.
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.