NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation

Petru A. COTFAS, Daniel T. COTFAS, Doru URSUTIU, and Cornel SAMOILA
Transilvania University of Brasov

This instructional guidebook provides an introduction to the NI ELVIS II workstation and to LabVIEW’s graphical programming environment. Building on this framework it then presents a set of fully detailed hands-on labs that explore more features and capabilities of NI ELVIS II while introducing the reader to test, measurement, and data acquisition concepts through the use of sensors and actuators, the study of vibration, speed and temperature control, and photovoltaics, including the study of a solar panel. Exercises and challenge problems are included. Download the manual and the .vi files for free. 

ISBN 978-1-934891-11-7

Short Table of Contents:

1 Introduction to LabVIEW and NI ELVIS II

2 Introduction to Test, Measurement, and Data Acquisition

3 Interfacing Basic Sensors

4 Interfacing Actuators

5 The vibration study

6 Introduction to Control

7 The Photovoltaic characterization

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