Sensors, Transducers and LabVIEW : An Application Approach To Virtual Instrumentation
Sensors, Transducers and LabVIEW presents numerous real-world applications from physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and medical sciences, showing how to take measurements, analyze the results and present a conclusion. Numerous sensors (including temperature, pressure, magnetic fields, and ultrasonic ranging sensors) and transducers (including stepping motors, virtual joysticks, LED displays, and pan/tilt controllers) are introduced in the context of solving real-world interfacing problems. The examples are often downright exciting -- as in the Remote Surveillance and "Hunt for Red October" chapters. By the time readers have finished the book, they will have learned all the fundamentals they need for their own LabVIEW virtual instrumentation projects.
- Mixed media product | 350 pages
- 174 x 230 x 28mm | 739.35g
- 22 Sep 1998
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
Table of contents
t1. LabVIEW Environment. The Front Panel. The Front Panel Palettes. Panels, Panels Everywhere! Analog Amplifier. LabVIEW Challenge: Offset and Gain. Digital Amplifier. Digital to Analog Converters. LabVIEW Challenge: Vector Calculator.t2. Invisible Fields. The Hall Effect. The Gaussmeter. Building a Gaussmeter. Converting a Program.vi into a Callable sub-VI. LabVIEW Challenge: Building a DAC sub-VI. The Angular Dependence of a Hall Probe. Honeywell Hall Effect Sensor. Hall Effect Simulator Version 2. LabVIEW Challenges: A Real Hall Effect Sensor. LabVIEW Experiment: Magnetic Field of a Muffin Fan Motor.t3. Random Numbers. For...Loop. Case Statement. How Random Is Random? While...Loop. LabVIEW Challenge: Replacing Structures. Random-N Counter. Digital Dice. LabVIEW Challenge: Let the Good Times Roll! Shift Registers. Eight-Bit Shift Register. LabVIEW Challenge: Catch a Falling Star! Ring Counters. LabVIEW Challenge: Switch Tail Ring Counter. Pseudo-Random Number Generator. LabVIEW Challenge: Predicting PRNG Values. Sequence Structure. Calculating the Execution Time for a Sub-VI. LabVIEW Challenge: Random ?t4. Calling all Ports. The Parallel Port. Bits, Bytes, and a Few Words about Binary Data Types. Eight-bit Parallel Output Port. Two-Way Stop Light Intersection. LabVIEW Challenge: Night Time Operation of Stop Lights. Stepping Motors. Modulo-4 Counter.t5. Serial Communication. RS232 Waveforms. ASCII Characters. LabVIEW Serial Drivers. General Purpose RS232C LabVIEW Driver. Giving the Serial Port a Parallel Life. Exercise 1: VU-meter. Exercise 2: Stop Light Intersection. Exercise 3: Seven-Segment Display. Exercise 4: Stepping Motor. Exercise 5: Controlling Large Power Devices. Eight bit Input Port. The Temperature Controller Version 1.0. LabVIEW Challenge: Temperature Controller Interface. Appendix A: ASCII Character Set. Hexadecimal Codes/ASCII Codes. Non-printable ASCII Characters. Appendix B: Serial Connections. PC Computers. Mac Computers.t6. String Along with Us. Strings: Constants, Variables, Controls and Indicators. String Functions. Parsing a String. Exercise Programmable Power Supply. Chemical Luminescence Data Logger. Digital Plotters. LabVIEW Challenge: How Did They Do That? Etch-a-Sketch Plus.t7. Arrays of Light. What is an Array? Platinum Resistance Thermometer. Forming a Data Array. Array Functions. Saving Your Data. Calibration Thoughts. Random Numbers Revisited. Polar Plots.t8. Some Like It Hot: Semiconductor Thermometers. Some Like It Hot! The Cooling Coffee Cup. LabVIEW Challenge: Cooling Curve of a Hot Cup of Coffee. Temperature Logger. Lost in the Desert. LabVIEW Challenge: Absorption of Sunlight by Light and Dark Clothing. Thermocouples. LabVIEW Challenge: Chromel/Constantan Calibration Table. Cold Junction Compensation. Changes of State. LabVIEW Challenge: Ice Ball Melting.t9. IR Communications. IR Proximity Sensor. IR Optical Chat Line. The Chat Serial Vis. Friend or Foe? Friend or Foe Program. How to Use the Program. LabVIEW Challenge: A Robust Optical Transponder.t10. The Barometer. History of Barometers. Modern-Day Integrated Silicon Pressure Sensors. Simulating a Forecasting Barometer. Calling All Stations. Barometer Simulator Version 1.0. Weather Forecasting Barometer. Barometer: Rising or Falling? Stormy Skies Ahead. Better Weather Ahead. The Electronic Barometer Version 2.0. LabVIEW Challenge: Design a Better Barometer Front Panel. LabVIEW Challenge: Add a Reference Needle to the Barometer Display. How to Use This Project.t11. Video Surveillance. Pan/Tilt Driver. Virtual Joystick. Relay Simulator. LabVIEW Challenge: Design an Update Structure for the Pan/Tilt Driver. Pan and Tilt Simulator. The WEB. Client/Server Model. Relay Server. Joystick Client. LabVIEW Challenge: Client/Server Operation of the Pan/Tilt Driver. Video Communications. Video Conferencing. Video Monitoring.t12. Beer's Law: Determination of the Concentration of Impurities in a Liquid. Beer's Law. Experiment Design. Experimental Protocol. User Friendly Front Panel. Software Design. Calibration Procedure. Calculation of the Unknown Concentration. LabVIEW Challenge: Add Error Calculation to the Analysis.t13. Hunt for Red October. The Search Pattern. Data AcQuisition DAQ Card. Increment Translation VI. Get(V).vi. Absolute Translation VIs [X->X'], [Y->Y']. Line Scan. Area Scan. World Coordinates. Intensity Graphs. Dynamic Scanning. Scan XY Version 2.0. LabVIEW Challenge: Find Red October.t14. Electronic Compass. Magnetoresistance Sensor. MR Compass Sensor. Get Your Bearings! Stepping Motor Vis. Compass Driver. Finding North. Noise Reduction Strategy. LabVIEW Challenge: Real-Time Compass Application.t15. Who Has Seen the Light? And What Color Is It? IV LED Characteristics. LabVIEW Simulation: IV Characteristic Curve. Interfacing IEEE 488 Instruments. What Is the GPIB ? GPIB Architecture. GPIB Hardware. Message Protocol. Elementary GPIB Driver. GPIB-Controlled Digital Multimeter. Measuring the IV Characteristic Curve. Analysis of the IV Characteristic Curve. LabVIEW Challenge: Linear Fit to IV Data Set. LabVIEW Challenge: What Color Is That LED? How to Use This Project. Appendix C: GPIB Signals and Lines. Data Lines. Handshake Lines. Interface Management Lines.Glossary. Program Library. Index.