Personal Computers in Measurement

Ac.Year:ukončen 2010/2011
Language of Instruction:Czech
Completion:credit+exam (verbal)
Type of
Guarantor:Čejka Miloslav, Ing., CSc. (DAME)
Faculty:Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication BUT
Department:Department of Control and Instrumentation FEEC BUT
Learning objectives:
  To be familiar with application of personal computers in measurement. To get knowledge about commercial software for planning and realization of experiments, selecting SW and HW. Training on development version SW, work with real instruments.
  Basic application PC in measurement. Virtual instrumentation. Separation SW. SW for postprocessing, planning, construction and simulation. Summary of world firm SW producers. Statistics and presentation sw. LabWindows, VEE and LabVIEW systems. Hardware, measurement cards for PC.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  PC usage and basic knowledge about electrical engineering.
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Competence for work with measurement systems and ability to participate in their design.
Syllabus of lectures:
  1. Introduction, basic application for on-line, off-line.
  2. SW separation, examples.
  3. SW for measurement instrument construct.
  4. Statistical and visualization sw. HiQ (NI).
  5. LabWindows: Structure, language, libraries. Formatting and I/O library.
  6. LabWindows: Advanced Analysis library, user interface.
  7. Basic principles for communication PC with measurement instruments. RS..., GPIB, VXI.
  8. Plugg-in PC card for measurement.
  9. LabWindows: Instrument library creation.
  10. LabWindows: Data Acqusition, GPIB and RS232 libraries, toolsets.
  11. LabVIEW: Basic development environment, programs, libraries.
  12. LabVIEW: Tool sets, basic examples of programming technic.
  13. Distributed measurement systems, computer network.
Syllabus of laboratory exercises:
  • Self work: unlinear characteritic meter with GPIB.
  • Self work: callibration system with GPIB.
  • Self work: scope and spectral analyzer on PC card PC-LPM-16.
  • Self work: Frequency characteristic meter with GPIB.
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  • Introduction.
  • Sinple SW for basic application.
  • SW from Hewlett-Packard, VEE.
  • SW for HW projects EAGLE, SW TestPoint.
  • LabWindows Basic development environment, libraries, user interface.
  • LabWindows off-line basic examples.
  • LabVIEW Basic development environment, libraries, user interface.
  • LabVIEW off-line basic examples.
  • Written test.
Study literature:
  • Čejka, M.: Stručný obsah přednášek předmětu PMT, soubory na disku (in Czech).
  • Čejka, M.: LabWINDOWS, soubory na disku 9in Czech).
  • Čejka, M.: LabVIEW, soubory na disku (in Czech).
  • Server: http://www.ni.com, http://www.agilent.com
Controlled instruction:
  Active participation on practice, written test, self work presentation on PC.
Progress assessment:
  Mid-term examination, living project.
Exam prerequisites:
  Active participation on practice, written test, self work presentation on PC.

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