OE4PVI - Practicum in Virtual Instrumentation

Course specification
Course title Practicum in Virtual Instrumentation
Acronym OE4PVI
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 2.0 Status elective
      Condition No
      The goal Provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the design and implementation of PC-based virtual instrumentation
      The outcome To develop the ability of students to design or choose the appropriate elements of hardware, perform system integration and develop application software for virtual instrument. Training students to use graphical development tools for the development of application software for computer-based measurement systems.
      Contents of lectures The concept, basic elements and application of virtual instrumentation. Graphical programming. LabView programming environment. Graphical user interface. Sensors: characteristics and interfacing. Hardware for data acquisition and interfacing with PC. The functionality of the virtual instrument.
      Contents of exercises Working in the LabView programming environment. Creating Front panel and Diagram. Design of VI program. Programming structures. Signal processing and data analysis. SubVI and File IO. Examples of implementation of virtual instruments: oscilloscope, thermometer, pulse meter, sensor web.
      1. V. Drndarević, "Personal computers in measurement and control systems," Academic Thought, Belgrade, 2003.
      2. V. Drndarević, lectures, available on oe4pvi/index_files/Page323.html
      3. R. Baican, D.S. Necsulescu, "Applied Virtual Instrumentation", WIT Press, 2000 (Original title)
      4. Gary Johnson, Richard Jennings, LabVIEW Graphical Programming, McGraw-Hill Professional; 4th edition (July 17, 2006) (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      1 1
      Methods of teaching Lectures are conducted through the presentation of hardware and software of virtual instrumentation and by using of virtual instrumentation software tools. The exercises are performed in the laboratory of electronics and computer classroom by using data acquisition hardware and virtual instrumentation software development tools.
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
      Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 20
      Seminars 20