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Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

Fourth Edition

John Essick, Dr

Publication Date - June 2018

ISBN: 9780190853068

720 pages
Paperback
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $59.99

Provides a unique learn-by-doing approach to for students to master the computer-based skills they need for experimental work

Description

Departing from the style of typical manuals, Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Fourth Edition, uses a learn-by-doing approach to guide students through using this powerful laboratory tool. It helps students--who are not assumed to have prior experience--master the computer-based skills they need to carry out effective experiments.

New to this Edition

  • New "Use It!" examples at the end of each chapter present ready-to-use solutions for common problems encountered in laboratory work
  • Covers the most current National Instruments data acquisition (NI DAQ) devices and the latest LabVIEW version
  • Commonly used integrated circuits are highlighted in end-of-chapter problems and "Use It!" examples
  • A new chapter introduces all features of NI DAQ devices using the Measurement and Automation Explorer (MAX)

About the Author(s)

John Essick is Professor of Physics at Reed College. His research interests focus on the optoelectronic properties of semiconductors. Since 1993, Dr. Essick has taught computer-based experimentation using LabVIEW as part of Reed's junior-level Advanced Laboratory and has used LabVIEW to carry out a variety of research projects.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    About the Author

    1. LABVIEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
    1.1 LabVIEW Programming Environment
    1.2 Blank VI
    1.3 Front-Panel Editing
    1.4 Block-Diagram Editing
    1.5 Program Execution
    1.6 Pop-Up Menu and Data-Type Representation
    1.7 Program Storage
    1.8 Quick Drop

    2. THE WHILE LOOP AND WAVEFORM CHART
    2.1 Programming Structures and Graphing Modes
    2.2 While Loop Basics
    2.3 Sine-Wave Plot Using a While Loop and Waveform Chart
    2.4 LabVIEW Help Window
    2.5 Front Panel Editing
    2.6 Waveform Chart Pop-Up Menu
    2.7 Finishing the Program
    2.8 Program Execution
    2.9 Program Improvements
    2.10 Data Types and Automatic Creation Feature

    3. THE FOR LOOP AND WAVEFORM GRAPH
    3.1 For Loop Basics
    3.2 Sine-Wave Plot Using a For Loop and Waveform Graph
    3.3 Waveform Graph
    3.4 Owned and Free Labels
    3.5 Creation of Sine Wave Using a For Loop
    3.6 Cloning Block-Diagram Icons
    3.7 Auto-Indexing Feature
    3.8 Running the VI
    3.9 X-Axis Calibration of the Waveform Graph
    3.10 Sine-Wave Plot Using a While Loop and Waveform Graph
    3.11 Front-Panel Array Indicator
    3.12 Debugging With the Probe Watch Window and Error List

    4. THE MATHSCRIPT NODE AND XY GRAPH
    4.1 MathScript Node Basics
    4.2 Quick MathScript Node Example: Sine-Wave Plot
    4.3 Waveform Simulator Using a MathScript Node and XY Graph
    4.4 Creating an XY Cluster
    4.5 Running the VI
    4.6 LabVIEW MathScript Window
    4.7 Adding Shape Options Using an Enumerated Type Control
    4.8 Finishing the Block Diagram
    4.9 Running the VI
    4.10 Control and Indicator Clusters
    4.11 Creating an Icon Using the Icon Editor
    4.12 Icon Design
    4.13 Connector Assignment

    5. INTRODUCTION TO DATA ACQUISITION DEVICES USING MAX
    5.1 Data Acquisition Hardware
    5.2 Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
    5.3 Analog Input Modes
    5.4 Range and Resolution
    5.5 Sampling Frequency and the Aliasing Effect
    5.6 Analog Input Operation Using MAX
    5.7 Analog Output
    5.8 Analog Output Operation Using MAX
    5.9 Digital Input/Output
    5.10 Digital Input/Output Operation Using Max

    6. DATA ACUISITION USING DAQ ASSISTANT
    6.1 Data Acquisition VIs
    6.2 Simple Analog Input Operation on a DC Voltage
    6.3 Digital Oscilloscope
    6.4 DC Voltage Storage
    6.5 Hardware-Timed Waveform Generator
    6.6 Placing a Custom-Made VI on a Block Diagram
    6.7 Completing and Executing Waveform Generator (Express)

    7. DATA FILES AND CHARACTER STRINGS
    7.1 ASCII Text and Binary Data Files
    7.2 Storing Data in Spreadsheet-Formatted File
    7.3 Storing a One-Dimensional Data Array
    7.4 Transpose Option
    7.5 Storing a Two-Dimensional Data Array
    7.6 Controlling the Format of Stored Data
    7.7 The Path Constant and Platform Portability
    7.8 Fundamental File I/O VIs
    7.9 Adding Text Labels to a Spreadsheet File
    7.10 Backslash Codes

    8. SHIFT REGISTERS
    8.1 Shift Register Basics
    8.2 Quick Shift Register Example: Integer Sum
    8.3 Noise and Signal Averaging
    8.4 Noisy Sine VI
    8.5 Moving Average of Four Traces
    8.6 Modularity and Automatic SubVI Creation
    8.7 Moving Average of Arbitrary Number of Traces

    9. THE CASE STRUCTURE
    9.1 Case Structure Basics
    9.2 Quick Case Structure Example: Runtime Options Using Property Nodes
    9.3 State Machine Architecture: Guessing Game
    9.4 State Machine Architecture: Express VI-Based Digital Oscilloscope

    10. DATA DEPENDENCY AND THE SEQUENCE STRUCTURE
    10.1 Data Dependency and Sequence Structure Basics
    10.2 Event Timer Using a Sequence Structure
    10.3 Event Timer Using Data Dependency
    10.4 Highlight Execution

    11. ANALYSIS VIs: CURVE FITTING
    11.1 Thermistor Resistance-Temperature Data File
    11.2 Temperature Measurement Using Thermistors
    11.3 The Linear Least-Squares Method
    11.4 Inputting Data to a VI Using a Front-Panel Array Control
    11.5 Inputting Data to a VI by Reading from a Disk File
    11.6 Slicing Up a Multi-Dimensional Array
    11.7 Running the VI
    11.8 Curve Fitting Using the Linear Least-Squares Method
    11.9 Residual Plot
    11.10 Curve Fitting Using the Nonlinear Least-Squares Method

    12. ANALYSIS VIs: FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM
    12.1 Quick Fast Fourier Transform Example
    12.2 The Fourier Transform
    12.3 Discrete Sampling and the Nyquist Frequency
    12.4 The Discrete Fourier Transform
    12.5 The Fast Fourier Transform
    12.6 Frequency Calculator VI
    12.7 FFT of Sinusoids
    12.8 Applying the FFT to Various Sinusoidal Inputs
    12.9 Magnitude of Complex-Amplitude
    12.10 Observing Leakage
    12.11 Windowing
    12.12 Estimating Frequency and Amplitude
    12.13 Aliasing

    13. DATA ACQUISITION AND GENERATION USING DAQMX VIs
    13.1 DAQmx VI Basics
    13.2 Simple Analog Input Operation on a DC Voltage
    13.3 Digital Oscilloscope
    13.4 Express VI Automatic Code Generation
    13.5 Limitations of Express VIs
    13.6 Improving Digital Oscilloscope Using State Machine Architecture
    13.7 Analog Output Operations
    13.8 Waveform Generator

    14. CONTROL OF STAND-ALONE INSTRUMENTS
    14.1 Instrument Control using VISA VIs
    14.2 The VISA Session
    14.3 The IEEE 488.2 Standard
    14.4 Common Commands
    14.5 Status Reporting
    14.6 Device-Specific Commands
    14.7 Specific Hardware Used In This Chapter
    14.8 Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
    14.9 Simple VISA-Based Query Operation
    14.10 Message Termination
    14.11 Getting and Setting Communication Properties Using a Property Node
    14.12 Performing a Measurement over the Interface Bus
    14.13 Synchronization Methods
    14.14 Measurement VI Based on the Serial Poll Method
    14.15 Measurement VI Based on the Service Request Method
    14.16 Creating an Instrument Driver
    14.17 Using the Instrument Driver to Write an Application Program

    APPENDIX A. FORMULA NODE PROGRAMMING FOR CHAPTER 4
    A.1 Formula Node Basics
    A.2 Quick Formula Node Example: Sine-Wave Plot (Section 4.2)
    A.3 Formula Node-Based Waveform Simulator (Sections 4.3-4.4)
    A.4 Formula Node-Based Waveform Simulator (Section 4.8)
    A.5 Formula Node-Based Waveform Simulator (Section 4.10)

    APPENDIX B. MATHEMATICS OF LEAKAGE AND WINDOWING
    B.1 Analytic Description of Leakage
    B.2 Description of Leakage Using the Convolution Theorem

    APPENDIX C. PID TEMPERATURE CONTROL PROJECT
    C.1 Project Description
    C.2 Voltage-Controlled Bidirectional Current Driver for Thermoelectric Device
    C.3 PID Temperature Control Algorithm
    C.4 PID Temperature Control System
    C.5 Construction of Temperature Control System

    Index