MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

R. Larson

ETME 360 Spring 2014 – Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory
EXERCISE 1. Computer-Controlled Measurement of a Time-Dependent
Signal

Description:
This laboratory exercise provides a guided tour into the National Instrument’s LabVIEW code. Students will create a basic computer program using LabVIEW, and use it to control a National Instruments SCXI Data Acquisition System (DAS).  Samples of time-dependent voltage signals will be measured, saved and processed. Laboratory reports in the usual format will be created to document all procedures and results.

References:
Textbook: A. Wheeler & A. Ganji, Introduction to Engineering Experimentation
ME360 Lecture, LabVIEW on-line HELP menu, Laboratory demonstration by instructor.

Supplies:
Students should bring a usb-drive to the lab, to transfer and store their programs and results.

Laboratory Equipment Utilized:  

Students:

 Instructor:

  •  IBM-compatible PC with LabVIEW Software

  • IBM-compatible PC with LabVIEW Software

  • NI Data Acquisition System

  • NI Data Acquisition System

  • Hewlett-Packard Multi-function synthesizer(s)

 

Discussion

Introduction to Labview Program Concepts

Laboratory Exercise

Results: