Course: Virtual Instrumentation - up-to-date Digital Measurements Systems

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Course title Virtual Instrumentation - up-to-date Digital Measurements Systems
Course code KEF/PGSVI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 20
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Design of the digital measurement systems, principles of implementation. Focusing on the computer-based measurement systems, the principle of virtual instrumentation, practical examples. Introduction to programming in LabVIEW, creation of virtual instruments - front panel and block diagram. Simulation measurements - signal generation and analysis, basic algorithms programming, user-friendly control VI. Communication with external devices, instrument drivers. Experiment / measurement computer-control, processing of real data. Implementation of a computer plug-in (PCI) and external (USB) measuring cards, the use of DAQ drivers, creating an application. Measurement of the speed analog and digital signals. Creation of "professional" VI using LabVIEW project. Programming systems with RTOS (LabVIEW Real-Time), the use of PXI, CompactRIO FPGA - parallel application code. Remote systems, web-publishing data.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The aim is to familiarize students with the technology of virtual instrumentation in the development of digital measurement systems.
Application Apply knowledge of virtual instrumentation in practise. Develop computer based measurement systems. Use measurement hardware and program algorithms in experiments
Knowledge of the digital measurement devices principles, and basic programming algorithms is assumed.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Knowledge following the program.
Recommended literature
  • Čejka M. (2002). Elektronické měřicí systémy. FEKT VUT v Brně, Brno.
  • Čejka M. (2002). Použití počítačů v měřicí technice. FEKT VUT v Brně, Brno.
  • Haasz V., Roztočil J., Novák J. (2000). Číslicové měřicí systémy. CVUT Praha.
  • internetový zdroj.
  • Pechoušek J. (2004). Základy programování v LabVIEW.. UP Olomouc.
  • Travis J., Kring J. (2006). LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Easy and Fun. Prentice Hall, 3 edition.
  • Tumanski S. (2006). Principles of Electrical Measurement. Series in sensors. Taylor & Francis, New York.
  • Vedral J., Fischer J. (1999). Elektronické obvody pro měřicí techniku. ČVUT.
  • Vlach J. a kol. (2008). Začínáme s LabVIEW. BEN technická literatura, Praha.

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