9780190211899

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

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    9780190211899

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/27/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition, explores practical programming solutions for carrying out interesting and relevant projects. Readers--who are assumed to have no prior computer programming or LabVIEW background--will begin writing meaningful programs in the first few pages.

Author Biography


John Essick is Professor of Physics at Reed College. Since 1993, he has taught computer-based experimentation using LabVIEW as part of Reed's junior-level Advanced Laboratory and used LabVIEW to carry out many research projects.

Table of Contents


Each chapter ends with "Do It Yourself" and "Problems" sections.
Preface
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 8
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 1
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. DATA ACQUISTION USING DAQ ASSISTANT
5.1 Data Acquisition VIs
5.2 Data Acquisition Hardware
5.3 Analog Input Modes
5.4 Range and Resolution
5.5 Sampling Frequency and the Aliasing Effect
5.6 Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
5.7 Simple Analog Input Operation on a DC Voltage
5.8 Digital Oscilloscope
5.9 Analog Output
5.10 DC Voltage Source
5.11 Software-Timed Sine-Wave Generator
5.12 Hardware-Timed Waveform Generator
5.13 Placing a Custom-Made VI on a Block Diagram
5.14 Completing and Executing Waveform Generator (Express)
5.15 Modified Waveform Generator
6. DATA FILES AND CHARACTER STRINGS
6.1 ASCII Text and Binary Data Files
6.2 Storing Data in Spreadsheet-Formatted File
6.3 Storing a One-Dimensional Data Array
6.4 Transpose Option
6.5 Storing a Two-Dimensional Data Array
6.6 Controlling the Format of Stored Data
6.7 The Path Constant and Platform Portability
6.8 Fundamental File I/O VIs
6.9 Adding Text Labels to a Spreadsheet File
6.10 Backslash Codes
7. SHIFT REGISTERS
7.1 Shift Register Basics
7.2 Quick Shift Register Example: Integer Sum
7.3 Noise and Signal Averaging
7.4 Noisy Sine VI
7.5 Moving Average of Four Traces
7.6 Modularity and Automatic SubVI Creation
7 .7 Moving Average of Arbitrary Number of Traces
8. THE CASE STRUCTURE
8.1 Case Structure Basics
8.2 Quick Case Structure Example: Runtime Options Using Property Nodes
8.3 State Machine Architecture: Guessing Game
8.4 State Machine Architecture: Expressed VI-Based Digital Oscilloscope
9. DATA DEPENDENCY AND THE SEQUENCE STRUCTURE
9.1 Data Dependency and Sequences Structure Basics
9.2 Event Timer Using a Sequence Structure
9.3 Event Timer Using Data Dependency
9.4 Highlight Execution
10. ANALYSIS VIs: CURVE FITTING
10.1 Thermistor Resistance-Temperature Data File
10.2 Temperature Measurement Using Thermistors
10.3 The Linear Least-Squares Method
10.4 Inputting Data to a VI Using a Front-Panel Array Control
10.5 Inputting Data to a VI by Reading from a Disk File
10.6 Slicing Up a Multi-Dimensional Array
10.7 Running the VI
10.8 Curve Fitting Using the Linear Least-Squares Method
10.9 Residual Plot
10.10 Curve Fitting Using the Nonlinear Least-Squares Method
11. ANALYSIS VIs: FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM
11.1 Quick Fast Fourier Transform Example
11.2 The Fourier Transform
11.3 Discrete Sampling and the Nyquist Frequency
11.4 The Discrete Fourier Transform
11.5 The Fast Fourier Transform
11.6 Frequency Calculator VI
11.7 FFT of Sinusoids
11.8 Applying the FFT to Various Sinusoidal Inputs
11.9 Magnitude of Complex-Amplitude
11.10 Observing Leakage
11.11 Windowing
11.12 Estimating Frequency and Amplitude
11.13 Aliasing
12. DATA ACQUISITION AND GENERATION USING DAQMX VIs
12.1 DAQmx VI Basics
12.2 Simple Analog Input Operation on a DC Voltage
12.3 Digital Oscilloscope
12.4 Express VI Automatic Code Generation
12.5 Limitations of Express VIs
12.6 Improving Digital Oscilloscope Using State Machine Architecture
12.7 Analog Output Operations
12.8 Waveform Generator
13. CONTROL OF STAND-ALONE INSTRUMENTS
13.1 Instrument Control using VISA VIs
13.2 The VISA Session
13.3 The IEEE 488.2 Standard
13.4 Common Commands
13.5 Status Reporting
13.6 Device-Specific Commands
13.7 Specific Hardware Used In This Chapter
13.8 Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
13.9 Simple VISA-Based Query Operation
13.10 Message Termination
13.11 Getting and Setting Communication Properties Using a Property Node
13.12 Performing a Measurement over the Interface Bus
13.13 Synchronization Methods
13.14 Measurement VI Based on the Serial Poll Method
13.15 Measurement VI Based on the Service Request Method
13.16 Creating an Instrument Driver
13.17 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 Theore
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

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