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Sensor Measurements Fundamentals Series 2014

Sensor Measurements Series

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Attend the Sensor Measurements Fundamentals Webcast Series to learn about the best practices in interfacing different sensors to a measurement system.

Each presentation covers a specific measurement type including Temperature, Strain, Load, Sound, Vibration, Frequency, etc. from theory to practice. The webcast covers some advanced trends in Sensors like Wireless, Optical and Smart sensors. This series is intended for engineers and scientists who need to acquire reliable and accurate measurements as part of their monitoring or test system.

 

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Introduction to Data Acquisition Basics Jan 28, 2014 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM Register Now
Temperature Data Acquisition and Logging Jan 28, 2014 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Register Now
Strain, Load, Pressure & Torque Measurements Jan 28, 2014 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Register Now
Sound and Vibration Measurements Jan 29, 2014 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM Register Now
Voltage, Current & Power Measurements Jan 29, 2014 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Register Now
Frequency & Encoder Measurements Jan 29, 2014 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Register Now
Fiber-Optic Sensor Measurements Jan 30, 2014 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM Register Now
Wireless Sensor Networks Jan 30, 2014 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Register Now
FPGA Based Reconfigurable Data Acquisition Systems Jan 30, 2014 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Register Now
Platforms for Data Acquisition Jan 31, 2014 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM Register Now
TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) and Smart Sensors Jan 31, 2014 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM Register Now
Interfacing Buses - RS 232, 485, SPI/I2C, GPIB etc, Jan 31, 2014 11:00 AM to 11:45 PM Register Now

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National Instruments

Introduction to Data Acquisition Basics

This tutorial will introduce you to the fundamental concepts and the terminology associated with data acquisition. Sensor measurements are complex, requiring integration of multiple physical quantities, high accuracy and having to account for the real world irregularities and deviations.
We will cover essential sensor operating principles like sensitivity, range, precision, resolution, multiplexing, response time, dynamic linearity, etc., which are critical to ensure accurate representation of the physical phenomenon being measured.

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Temperature Data Acquisition and Logging

This tutorial provides a detailed guide for measurement and device considerations to take temperature measurements using Thermocouples, RTDs or Thermistors. Learn common temperature applications, sensor basics and how ot connect them to your instruments.

Watch DAQ system coonfigurations for temperature measurements and view a demo on how to get started with temperature measurments quickly in this webinar.

 

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Strain, Load, Pressure & Torque Measurements

This tutorial introduces and explains the concepts and techniques of measuring strain with strain gauges. Concepts covered include Strain and Strain Gage Overview, Strain Gage Measurement, Signal Conditioning for Strain Gages. NI Data Acquisition Systems for Strain Gage Measurements and view a live demo of how to acquire strain on a PC in 5 minutes.
Learn how to measure load and pressure using load cells. See how wheatstone bridges form the foundation of pressure, load and torque measurements.

 

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Sound and Vibration Measurement

Sound and vibration analysis plays a major role in many different applications areas such as audio, noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH), machine monitoring, structural dynamics, and sound quality. The following tutorial will focus on the operating principles for building a sound and vibration measurement system.

 

 

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Voltage, Current and Power Measurements

This tutorial will cover the fundamentals of creating AC /DC voltage, current and power quality/monitoring measurement systems. See how to properly connect the signals to your data acquisition system for accurate acquisition.

Learn high voltage measurements and isolation and view a demo on how you   can get started with your power measurements really quickly.

 

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Frequency & Encoder Measurements

How accurate are the frequency measurements you make? This tutorial describes methods for making frequency and encoder measurements and explains how to determine the accuracy of your measurements.

Learn to connect an encoder tothe system, find sources of errors and view a demo on how to acquire encoder signals easily.

 

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Fibre-Optic Sensor Measurements

Many test and measurement applications have environmental or physical constraints that make the use of electrical sensors unsafe, impractical, or unusable. Fortunately, the inherent characteristics of fiber Bragg grating (FBG) optic sensors address or eliminate the majority of these concerns. Using light instead of electricity and glass fiber instead of copper wire, the sensors are nonconductive, electrically and chemically passive, and immune to electromagnetic interference.

In this webcast, learn how to configure and acquire data from fiber Bragg grating (FBG) optical sensors using the NI PXIe-4844 optical sensor interrogator.

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FPGA Based Re-configurable Data Acquisition Systems

National Instruments reconfigurable I/O (RIO) technology gives you the ability to define your own custom measurement and control hardware using field-programmable gate array chips (or FPGAs)  and LabVIEW graphical development tools. NI R Series multifunction RIO devices integrate RIO technology with analog and digital I/O into a single device that is offered on standard PC form factors such as PCI, PCI Express, and CompactPCI (or PXI).

Attend this webcast to learn how you can use the intuitive LabVIEW environment to program the FPGA present on the DAQ cards to implement user-defined on-board processing, hardware-timed decision making, flexible timing and triggering, simultaneous or multi-rate sampling, custom counter implementation, on-board digital filtering, and even high speed control.

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Platforms for Data Acquisition

Typical Data Acquisition systems perform multi-sensor measurements i.e. they require the data acquisition system to be interfaced to a variety of sensors. In many cases, these sensor measurements need to be synchronized with each other as well. Platform based Data Acquisition incorporate benefits like modularity, synchronization and portability (from one bus to another, from one OS to another etc.). This session talks about the two main Data Acquisition platforms available from NI - namely, PXI and CompactDAQ and how they can solve multi-sensor measurement applications effectively.

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TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) and Smart Sensors

Plug and play functionality is a highly desirable feature when it comes to any electronic accessory. Sensors are no exception to this. TEDS is a standard prescribed by IEEE for smart transducers, defining a relatively simple, straightforward mechanism for adding smart, plug and play capabilities to sensors. This session explains TEDS standard, how it offers plug and play functionality and how to use them with Data Acquisition Systems.

 

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Interfacing Buses - RS-232, RS-485, SPI, I2C, GPIB, Ethernet etc

There are a number of sensors/systems which transmit the data over communication buses like RS-232, RS-485, SPI, I2C, GPIB, Ethernet etc. Many engineering applications need you to acquire data over these buses into your program and vice versa.

The simplicity of implementing parallel loops in LabVIEW as well at the dataflow architecture makes LabVIEW a suitable language for Digital Sensor / Instrument interfacing. Attend this webinar to find out how to interface these communication buses onto the PC using LabVIEW. 

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Wireless Sensor Networks

With the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform, you can easily monitor your assets or environment with reliable, battery-powered measurement nodes that offer industrial ratings, local analysis and control capabilities.

In this webcast, learn how NI wireless measurement devices can meet a wide variety of remote application challenges where a cabled solution may be impractical or infeasible, and see how engineers around the world are using NI WSNs to simplify development, increase productivity, and dramatically reduce time to market.

 

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