Sensor Measurement Fundamental Webinar Series is a 9-part series which is scheduled over two weeks. This free introductory series is intended for engineers and scientists who need to acquire reliable and accurate measurements as part of their monitoring, test, or control system.
|Introduction to Data Acquisition Basics||Monday, January 19, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Temperature Data Acquisition and Logging||Tuesday, January 20, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Strain, Load, Pressure & Torque Measurements||Wednesday, January 21, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Sound and Vibration Measurements||Thursday, January 22, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Voltage, Current & Power Measurements||Friday, January 23, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Frequency & Encoder Measurements||Tuesday, January 27, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Wireless Sensor Networks||Wednesday, January 28, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) and Smart Sensors||Thursday, January 29, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
|Interfacing Buses - RS 232, 485, SPI/I2C, GPIB etc.||Friday, January 30, 2015||3 - 4 PM|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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