NI ELVIS Computer-Based Instrumentation

by Dr. Petru A. COTFAS, Dr. Daniel T. COTFAS, Dr. Doru URSUTIU, and Dr. Cornel SAMOILA | Transilvania University of Brasov
This instructional guidebook provides an introduction to the NI ELVIS II workstation and to LabVIEW’s graphical programming environment. Building on this framework it then presents a set of fully detailed hands-on labs that explore more features and capabilities of NI ELVIS II while introducing the reader to test, measurement, and data acquisition concepts through the use of sensors and actuators, the study of vibration, speed and temperature control, and photovoltaics, including the study of a solar panel. Exercises and challenge problems are included, along with LabVIEW Project Files to accompany the text.