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  1. Human Centered Autonomous and Assistant Systems Testbed for Exploration Operations

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    Malin, Jane T.; Mount, Frances; Carreon, Patricia; Torney, Susan E.

    2001-01-01

    The Engineering and Mission Operations Directorates at NASA Johnson Space Center are combining laboratories and expertise to establish the Human Centered Autonomous and Assistant Systems Testbed for Exploration Operations. This is a testbed for human centered design, development and evaluation of intelligent autonomous and assistant systems that will be needed for human exploration and development of space. This project will improve human-centered analysis, design and evaluation methods for developing intelligent software. This software will support human-machine cognitive and collaborative activities in future interplanetary work environments where distributed computer and human agents cooperate. We are developing and evaluating prototype intelligent systems for distributed multi-agent mixed-initiative operations. The primary target domain is control of life support systems in a planetary base. Technical approaches will be evaluated for use during extended manned tests in the target domain, the Bioregenerative Advanced Life Support Systems Test Complex (BIO-Plex). A spinoff target domain is the International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control Center (MCC). Prodl}cts of this project include human-centered intelligent software technology, innovative human interface designs, and human-centered software development processes, methods and products. The testbed uses adjustable autonomy software and life support systems simulation models from the Adjustable Autonomy Testbed, to represent operations on the remote planet. Ground operations prototypes and concepts will be evaluated in the Exploration Planning and Operations Center (ExPOC) and Jupiter Facility.

  2. Human-centered text mining: a new software system

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    Poelmans, J.; Elzinga, P.; Neznanov, A.A.; Dedene, G.; Viaene, S.; Kuznetsov, S.

    2012-01-01

    In this paper we introduce a novel human-centered data mining software system which was designed to gain intelligence from unstructured textual data. The architecture takes its roots in several case studies which were a collaboration between the Amsterdam-Amstelland Police, GasthuisZusters Antwerpen

  3. Human-centered design of a distributed knowledge management system.

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    Rinkus, Susan; Walji, Muhammad; Johnson-Throop, Kathy A; Malin, Jane T; Turley, James P; Smith, Jack W; Zhang, Jiajie

    2005-02-01

    Many healthcare technology projects fail due to the lack of consideration of human issues, such as workflow, organizational change, and usability, during the design and implementation stages of a project's development process. Even when human issues are considered, the consideration is typically on designing better user interfaces. We argue that human-centered computing goes beyond a better user interface: it should include considerations of users, functions and tasks that are fundamental to human-centered computing. From this perspective, we integrated a previously developed human-centered methodology with a Project Design Lifecycle, and we applied this integration in the design of a complex distributed knowledge management system for the Biomedical Engineer (BME) domain in the Mission Control Center at NASA Johnson Space Center. We analyzed this complex system, identified its problems, generated systems requirements, and provided specifications of a replacement prototype for effective organizational memory and knowledge management. We demonstrated the value provided by our human-centered approach and described the unique properties, structures, and processes discovered using this methodology and how they contributed in the design of the prototype.

  4. Cognitive approach to human-centered systems design

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    Taylor, Robert M.

    1996-04-01

    User requirements and system cognitive quality are considered in relation to the integration of new technology, in particular for aiding cognitive functions. Intuitive interfaces and display design matching user mental models and memory schema are identified as human-centered design strategies. Situational awareness is considered in terms of schema theory and perceptual control. A new method for measuring cognitive compatibility is described, and linked to the SRK taxonomy of human performance, in order to provide a framework for analyzing and specifying user cognitive requirements.

  5. The Virtual Lab System

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    2003-01-01

    A virtual lab system is the simulation of real devices and experiments using computer and network tech-nology. It can make users do experiments easily, observe experiment phenomena and results through the remote termi-nal. Consequently, users can get final results to verify relative theory. The article analyses the features of virtual labsystems. A real virtual lab system named "Multimedia Virtual Lab for Digital Circuit Logic Design (MVLDCLD) "which has been developed by the authors and their group is also presented.

  6. Clothing Systems Design Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Clothing Systems Design Lab houses facilities for the design and rapid prototyping of military protective apparel.Other focuses include: creation of patterns and...

  7. It is time to talk about people: a human-centered healthcare system

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    Borgi Lea

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Examining vulnerabilities within our current healthcare system we propose borrowing two tools from the fields of engineering and design: a Reason's system approach 1 and b User-centered design 23. Both approaches are human-centered in that they consider common patterns of human behavior when analyzing systems to identify problems and generate solutions. This paper examines these two human-centered approaches in the context of healthcare. We argue that maintaining a human-centered orientation in clinical care, research, training, and governance is critical to the evolution of an effective and sustainable healthcare system.

  8. It is time to talk about people: a human-centered healthcare system.

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    Searl, Meghan M; Borgi, Lea; Chemali, Zeina

    2010-11-26

    Examining vulnerabilities within our current healthcare system we propose borrowing two tools from the fields of engineering and design: a) Reason's system approach 1 and b) User-centered design 23. Both approaches are human-centered in that they consider common patterns of human behavior when analyzing systems to identify problems and generate solutions. This paper examines these two human-centered approaches in the context of healthcare. We argue that maintaining a human-centered orientation in clinical care, research, training, and governance is critical to the evolution of an effective and sustainable healthcare system.

  9. Human-Centered Command and Control of Future Autonomous Systems

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    2013-06-01

    displays revealed by our recent Naïve Realism research in metacognition and visual displays (Smallman & Cook, 2011). The role of the human factors...values as comparisons for real-time values to help monitor. These work-arounds are strikingly similar to strategies used by nuclear plant operators when...monitoring (Mumaw, Roth, Vicente, & Burns, 2000). The development and use of these strategies is indicative of the shortfalls of systems in both

  10. What do we mean by Human-Centered Design of Life-Critical Systems?

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    Boy, Guy A

    2012-01-01

    Human-centered design is not a new approach to design. Aerospace is a good example of a life-critical systems domain where participatory design was fully integrated, involving experimental test pilots and design engineers as well as many other actors of the aerospace engineering community. This paper provides six topics that are currently part of the requirements of the Ph.D. Program in Human-Centered Design of the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT.) This Human-Centered Design program offers principles, methods and tools that support human-centered sustainable products such as mission or process control environments, cockpits and hospital operating rooms. It supports education and training of design thinkers who are natural leaders, and understand complex relationships among technology, organizations and people. We all need to understand what we want to do with technology, how we should organize ourselves to a better life and finally find out whom we are and have become. Human-centered design is being developed for all these reasons and issues.

  11. Common Systems Integration Lab (CSIL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Common Systems Integration Lab (CSIL)supports the PMA-209 Air Combat Electronics Program Office. CSIL also supports development, test, integration and life cycle...

  12. Common Systems Integration Lab (CSIL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Common Systems Integration Lab (CSIL)supports the PMA-209 Air Combat Electronics Program Office. CSIL also supports development, test, integration and life cycle...

  13. Unifying Human Centered Design and Systems Engineering for Human Systems Integration

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    Boy, Guy A.; McGovernNarkevicius, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    Despite the holistic approach of systems engineering (SE), systems still fail, and sometimes spectacularly. Requirements, solutions and the world constantly evolve and are very difficult to keep current. SE requires more flexibility and new approaches to SE have to be developed to include creativity as an integral part and where the functions of people and technology are appropriately allocated within our highly interconnected complex organizations. Instead of disregarding complexity because it is too difficult to handle, we should take advantage of it, discovering behavioral attractors and the emerging properties that it generates. Human-centered design (HCD) provides the creativity factor that SE lacks. It promotes modeling and simulation from the early stages of design and throughout the life cycle of a product. Unifying HCD and SE will shape appropriate human-systems integration (HSI) and produce successful systems.

  14. Designing a knowledge management system for distributed activities: a human centered approach.

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    Rinkus, Susan; Johnson-Throop, Kathy A; Zhang, Jiajie

    2003-01-01

    In this study we use the principles of distributed cognition and the methodology of human-centered distributed information design to analyze a complex distributed human-computer system, identify its problems, and generate design requirements and implementation specifications of a replacement prototype for effective organizational memory and knowledge management. We argue that a distributed human-computer information system has unique properties, structures and processes that are best described in the language of distributed cognition. Distributed cognition provides researchers a richer theoretical understanding of human-computer interactions and enables re-searchers to capture the phenomenon that emerges in social interactions as well as the interactions between people and structures in their environment.

  15. Establishing and evaluating bar-code technology in blood sampling system: a model based on human centered human-centered design method.

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    Chou, Shin-Shang; Yan, Hsiu-Fang; Huang, Hsiu-Ya; Tseng, Kuan-Jui; Kuo, Shu-Chen

    2012-01-01

    This study intended to use a human-centered design study method to develop a bar-code technology in blood sampling process. By using the multilevel analysis to gather the information, the bar-code technology has been constructed to identify the patient's identification, simplify the work process, and prevent medical error rates. A Technology Acceptance Model questionnaire was developed to assess the effectiveness of system and the data of patient's identification and sample errors were collected daily. The average scores of 8 items users' perceived ease of use was 25.21(3.72), 9 items users' perceived usefulness was 28.53(5.00), and 14 items task-technology fit was 52.24(7.09), the rate of patient identification error and samples with order cancelled were down to zero, however, new errors were generated after the new system deployed; which were the position of barcode stickers on the sample tubes. Overall, more than half of nurses (62.5%) were willing to use the new system.

  16. A Human-Centered Smart Home System with Wearable-Sensor Behavior Analysis

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    Ji, Jianting; Liu, Ting; Shen, Chao; Wu, Hongyu; Liu, Wenyi; Su, Man; Chen, Siyun; Jia, Zhanpei

    2016-11-17

    Smart home has recently attracted much research interest owing to its potential in improving the quality of human life. How to obtain user's demand is the most important and challenging task for appliance optimal scheduling in smart home, since it is highly related to user's unpredictable behavior. In this paper, a human-centered smart home system is proposed to identify user behavior, predict their demand and schedule the household appliances. Firstly, the sensor data from user's wearable devices are monitored to profile user's full-day behavior. Then, the appliance-demand matrix is constructed to predict user's demand on home environment, which is extracted from the history of appliance load data and user behavior. Two simulations are designed to demonstrate user behavior identification, appliance-demand matrix construction and strategy of appliance optimal scheduling generation.

  17. Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.

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    Friedan, Jonathan

    2001-01-01

    Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)

  18. Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom.

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    Friedan, Jonathan

    2001-01-01

    Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design's energy efficiency and operations and maintenance are examined. (GR)

  19. GeoLab Sample Handling System Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Develop  a robotic sample handling/ manipulator system for the GeoLab glovebox. This work leverages from earlier GeoLab work and a 2012 collaboration with a...

  20. Electro-Optic System Development Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electro-Optic System Development Lab serves as a development facility for electro-optical systems ranging from visible through long wave infrared. Capabilities...

  1. A clinical decision support system for integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in Kenya: a human-centered design approach.

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    Caricia Catalani

    Full Text Available With the aim of integrating HIV and tuberculosis care in rural Kenya, a team of researchers, clinicians, and technologists used the human-centered design approach to facilitate design, development, and deployment processes of new patient-specific TB clinical decision support system for medical providers. In Kenya, approximately 1.6 million people are living with HIV and have a 20-times higher risk of dying of tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis prevention and treatment medication is widely available, proven to save lives, and prioritized by the World Health Organization, ensuring that it reaches the most vulnerable communities remains challenging. Human-centered design, used in the fields of industrial design and information technology for decades, is an approach to improving the effectiveness and impact of innovations that has been scarcely used in the health field. Using this approach, our team followed a 3-step process, involving mixed methods assessment to (1 understand the situation through the collection and analysis of site observation sessions and key informant interviews; (2 develop a new clinical decision support system through iterative prototyping, end-user engagement, and usability testing; and, (3 implement and evaluate the system across 24 clinics in rural West Kenya. Through the application of this approach, we found that human-centered design facilitated the process of digital innovation in a complex and resource-constrained context.

  2. A clinical decision support system for integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in Kenya: a human-centered design approach.

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    Catalani, Caricia; Green, Eric; Owiti, Philip; Keny, Aggrey; Diero, Lameck; Yeung, Ada; Israelski, Dennis; Biondich, Paul

    2014-01-01

    With the aim of integrating HIV and tuberculosis care in rural Kenya, a team of researchers, clinicians, and technologists used the human-centered design approach to facilitate design, development, and deployment processes of new patient-specific TB clinical decision support system for medical providers. In Kenya, approximately 1.6 million people are living with HIV and have a 20-times higher risk of dying of tuberculosis. Although tuberculosis prevention and treatment medication is widely available, proven to save lives, and prioritized by the World Health Organization, ensuring that it reaches the most vulnerable communities remains challenging. Human-centered design, used in the fields of industrial design and information technology for decades, is an approach to improving the effectiveness and impact of innovations that has been scarcely used in the health field. Using this approach, our team followed a 3-step process, involving mixed methods assessment to (1) understand the situation through the collection and analysis of site observation sessions and key informant interviews; (2) develop a new clinical decision support system through iterative prototyping, end-user engagement, and usability testing; and, (3) implement and evaluate the system across 24 clinics in rural West Kenya. Through the application of this approach, we found that human-centered design facilitated the process of digital innovation in a complex and resource-constrained context.

  3. Quality management system at K-Lab

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    Bosio, J. (K-Lab (NO))

    1990-01-01

    This report describes how a Quality Management System has been organised at Kaarstoe metering and technology laboratory (K-Lab). Implementation of new technologies will become easier to carry through if they have been developed within a Quality Management System according to existing international standards. K-Lab has applied for accreditation to the Norwegian Calibration Service which among other requirements requests a proper Quality Management System. 2 refs., 4 figs.

  4. Human-centered design of a cyber-physical system for advanced response to Ebola (CARE).

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    Dimitrov, Velin; Jagtap, Vinayak; Skorinko, Jeanine; Chernova, Sonia; Gennert, Michael; Padir, Taşkin

    2015-01-01

    We describe the process towards the design of a safe, reliable, and intuitive emergency treatment unit to facilitate a higher degree of safety and situational awareness for medical staff, leading to an increased level of patient care during an epidemic outbreak in an unprepared, underdeveloped, or disaster stricken area. We start with a human-centered design process to understand the design challenge of working with Ebola treatment units in Western Africa in the latest Ebola outbreak, and show preliminary work towards cyber-physical technologies applicable to potentially helping during the next outbreak.

  5. Jefferson Lab Data Acquisition Run Control System

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    Vardan Gyurjyan; Carl Timmer; David Abbott; William Heyes; Edward Jastrzembski; David Lawrence; Elliott Wolin

    2004-10-01

    A general overview of the Jefferson Lab data acquisition run control system is presented. This run control system is designed to operate the configuration, control, and monitoring of all Jefferson Lab experiments. It controls data-taking activities by coordinating the operation of DAQ sub-systems, online software components and third-party software such as external slow control systems. The main, unique feature which sets this system apart from conventional systems is its incorporation of intelligent agent concepts. Intelligent agents are autonomous programs which interact with each other through certain protocols on a peer-to-peer level. In this case, the protocols and standards used come from the domain-independent Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA), and the implementation used is the Java Agent Development Framework (JADE). A lightweight, XML/RDF-based language was developed to standardize the description of the run control system for configuration purposes.

  6. Human-Centered Design of Human-Computer-Human Dialogs in Aerospace Systems

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    Mitchell, Christine M.

    1998-01-01

    A series of ongoing research programs at Georgia Tech established a need for a simulation support tool for aircraft computer-based aids. This led to the design and development of the Georgia Tech Electronic Flight Instrument Research Tool (GT-EFIRT). GT-EFIRT is a part-task flight simulator specifically designed to study aircraft display design and single pilot interaction. ne simulator, using commercially available graphics and Unix workstations, replicates to a high level of fidelity the Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS), Flight Management Computer (FMC) and Auto Flight Director System (AFDS) of the Boeing 757/767 aircraft. The simulator can be configured to present information using conventional looking B757n67 displays or next generation Primary Flight Displays (PFD) such as found on the Beech Starship and MD-11.

  7. Construction of Human-centered e-Health System%人本电子健康系统构建

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    刘雪琴; 唐晓英; 张春雨

    2011-01-01

    阐述电子健康对于健康管理的重要性,调研并总结国内外在电子健康系统构建方面的经验与不足,提出人本电子健康系统的创新性并给出其系统设计。该系统分为个人健康日志与问卷调查、科普知识与案例、健康论坛3大部分,每个模块分别承担不同的功能。%The paper elaborates the importance of e-Health to health management,investigates and summarizes the experiences and deficiency of e-Health system construction both in China and abroad,proposes the innovative human-centered e-Health system and its system design.This system could be divided into 3 parts:personal health log and questionnaire,scientific knowledge and cases, health forum,each module assumes different function.

  8. Human-centered design of human-computer-human dialogs in aerospace systems

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    Mitchell, Christine M.

    1994-01-01

    The second six months of this grant saw further development of GT-CATS, the Georgia Tech Crew Activity Tracking System, and progress on research exploring tutoring concepts for tutors for mode management. The latter included data analysis and a preliminary paper summarizing the development and evaluation of the VNAV Tutor. A follow-on to the VNAV Tutor is planned. Research in this direction will examine the use of OFMspert and GT-CATS to create an 'intelligent' tutor for mode management, a more extensive domain of application than only vertical navigation, and alternative pedagogy, such as substituting focused 'cases' of reported mode management situations rather than lessons defined by full LOFT scenarios.

  9. The NOAO Data Lab virtual storage system

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    Graham, Matthew J.; Fitzpatrick, Michael J.; Norris, Patrick; Mighell, Kenneth J.; Olsen, Knut; Stobie, Elizabeth B.; Ridgway, Stephen T.; Bolton, Adam S.; Saha, Abhijit; Huang, Lijuan W.

    2016-07-01

    Collaborative research/computing environments are essential for working with the next generations of large astronomical data sets. A key component of them is a distributed storage system to enable data hosting, sharing, and publication. VOSpace1 is a lightweight interface providing network access to arbitrary backend storage solutions and endorsed by the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA). Although similar APIs exist, such as Amazon S3, WebDav, and Dropbox, VOSpace is designed to be protocol agnostic, focusing on data control operations, and supports asynchronous and third-party data transfers, thereby minimizing unnecessary data transfers. It also allows arbitrary computations to be triggered as a result of a transfer operation: for example, a file can be automatically ingested into a database when put into an active directory or a data reduction task, such as Sextractor, can be run on it. In this paper, we shall describe the VOSpace implementations that we have developed for the NOAO Data Lab. These offer both dedicated remote storage, accessible as a local file system via FUSE, and a local VOSpace service to easily enable data synchronization.

  10. Constructivist Multi-Access Lab Approach in Teaching FPGA Systems Design with LabVIEW

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    Walid Balid

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Embedded systems play vital role in modern applications [1]. They can be found in autos, washing machines, electrical appliances and even in toys. FPGAs are the most recent computing technology that is used in embedded systems. There is an increasing demand on FPGA based embedded systems, in particular, for applications that require rapid time responses. Engineering education curricula needs to respond to the increasing industrial demand of using FPGAs by introducing new syllabus for teaching and learning this subject. This paper describes the development of new course material for teaching FPGA-based embedded systems design by using ‘G’ Programming Language of LabVIEW. A general overview of FPGA role in engineering education is provided. A survey of available Hardware Programming Languages for FPGAs is presented. A survey about LabVIEW utilization in engineering education is investigated; this is followed by a motivation section of why to use LabVIEW graphical programming in teaching and its capabilities. Then, a section of choosing a suitable kit for the course is laid down. Later, constructivist closed-loop model the FPGA course has been proposed in accordance with [2-4; 80,86,89,92]. The paper is proposing a pedagogical framework for FPGA teaching; pedagogical evaluation will be conducted in future studies. The complete study has been done at the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Aleppo University.

  11. 78 FR 60245 - Privacy Act Systems of Records; LabWare Laboratory Information Management System

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    2013-10-01

    ... Office of the Secretary Privacy Act Systems of Records; LabWare Laboratory Information Management System... Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary. SYSTEM NAME: LabWare Laboratory Information Management... employee's supervisor must identify what functional roles an employee needs in the LabWare LIMS. Once the...

  12. A Human-Centered Design Methodology to Enhance the Usability, Human Factors, and User Experience of Connected Health Systems: A Three-Phase Methodology.

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    Harte, Richard; Glynn, Liam; Rodríguez-Molinero, Alejandro; Baker, Paul Ma; Scharf, Thomas; Quinlan, Leo R; ÓLaighin, Gearóid

    2017-03-16

    Design processes such as human-centered design, which involve the end user throughout the product development and testing process, can be crucial in ensuring that the product meets the needs and capabilities of the user, particularly in terms of safety and user experience. The structured and iterative nature of human-centered design can often present a challenge when design teams are faced with the necessary, rapid, product development life cycles associated with the competitive connected health industry. We wanted to derive a structured methodology that followed the principles of human-centered design that would allow designers and developers to ensure that the needs of the user are taken into account throughout the design process, while maintaining a rapid pace of development. In this paper, we present the methodology and its rationale before outlining how it was applied to assess and enhance the usability, human factors, and user experience of a connected health system known as the Wireless Insole for Independent and Safe Elderly Living (WIISEL) system, a system designed to continuously assess fall risk by measuring gait and balance parameters associated with fall risk. We derived a three-phase methodology. In Phase 1 we emphasized the construction of a use case document. This document can be used to detail the context of use of the system by utilizing storyboarding, paper prototypes, and mock-ups in conjunction with user interviews to gather insightful user feedback on different proposed concepts. In Phase 2 we emphasized the use of expert usability inspections such as heuristic evaluations and cognitive walkthroughs with small multidisciplinary groups to review the prototypes born out of the Phase 1 feedback. Finally, in Phase 3 we emphasized classical user testing with target end users, using various metrics to measure the user experience and improve the final prototypes. We report a successful implementation of the methodology for the design and development

  13. A Virtual PV Systems Lab for Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

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    Emre Ozkop

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Design and utilization of a Virtual Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory for undergraduate curriculum are introduced in this paper. The laboratory introduced in this study is developed to teach students the basics and design steps of photovoltaic solar energy systems in a virtual environment before entering the field. The users of the proposed virtual lab will be able to determine the sizing by selecting related parameters of the photovoltaic system to meet DC and AC loading conditions. Besides, the user will be able to analyze the effect of changing solar irradiation and temperature levels on the operating characteristics of the photovoltaic systems. Common DC bus concept and AC loading conditions are also included in the system by utilizing a permanent magnet DC motor and an RLC load as DC and AC loading examples, respectively. The proposed Virtual Photovoltaic Systems Laboratory is developed in Matlab/Simulink GUI environment. The proposed virtual lab has been used in Power Systems Lab in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Karadeniz Technical University as a part of undergraduate curriculum. A survey on the students who took the lab has been carried out and responses are included in this paper.

  14. Allegany Ballistics Lab: sensor test target system

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    Eaton, Deran S.

    2011-06-01

    Leveraging the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division's historical experience in weapon simulation, Naval Sea Systems Command commissioned development of a remote-controlled, digitally programmable Sensor Test Target as part of a modern, outdoor hardware-in-the-loop test system for ordnance-related guidance, navigation and control systems. The overall Target system design invokes a sciences-based, "design of automated experiments" approach meant to close the logistical distance between sensor engineering and developmental T&E in outdoor conditions over useful real world distances. This enables operating modes that employ broad spectrum electromagnetic energy in many a desired combination, variably generated using a Jet Engine Simulator, a multispectral infrared emitter array, optically enhanced incandescent Flare Simulators, Emitter/Detector mounts, and an RF corner reflector kit. As assembled, the recently tested Sensor Test Target prototype being presented can capably provide a full array of useful RF and infrared target source simulations for RDT&E use with developmental and existing sensors. Certain Target technologies are patent pending, with potential spinoffs in aviation, metallurgy and biofuels processing, while others are variations on well-established technology. The Sensor Test Target System is planned for extended installation at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (Rocket Center, WV).

  15. The Timing Synchronization System at Jefferson Lab

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    Keesee, M; Flood, R; Lebedev, V

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents the requirements and design of a Timing Synchronization System (TSS) for the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) control system at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. A clock module has been designed which resides in a VME crate. The clock module can be a communications master or a slave depending on its configuration, which is software and jumper selectable. As a master, the clock module sends out messages in response to an external synchronization signal over a serial fiber optic line. As a slave, it receives the messages and interrupts an associated computer in its VME crate. The application that motivated the development of the TSS, the Accelerator 30 Hz Measurement System, will be described. Operational experience with the TSS will also be discussed.

  16. Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Microchemical Applications

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    Dong-Pyo Kim

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Lab-on-a-chip microchemical systems were fabricated from PDMS, polyimide (PI film and functional polymers by different lithographic techniques to look for microreactor applications in the areas of organic syntheses. In detail, efficient gas-liquid reactions in dual-channel microreactor, continuous recovery and recirculation of catalystimmobilized magnetic particles in microfluidic system, and a flexible film microreactor will be discussed.

  17. Jefferson Lab Personnel Safety Fast Beam Kicker System

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    Mahoney, K.; Garza, O.; Stitts, E.; Areti, H.; O'Sullivan, M.

    1997-05-01

    The CEBAF accelerator at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) uses a continuous electron beam with up to 800 kilowatts of average beam power. The laboratory beam containment policy requires that in the event of an errant beam striking a beam blocking device, the beam must be shut off by three methods in less than 1 millisecond. One method implemented is to shut off the beam at the gun. Two additional methods have been developed which use fast beam kickers to deflect the injector beam on to a water cooled aperture. The kickers designed and implemented at Jefferson Lab are able to deflect the injector beam in less than 200 microseconds. The kicker system includes self-test and monitoring capabilities that enable the system to be used for personnel safety. This paper will describe the requirements and performance of the fast beam kicker system.

  18. Inkjet printed structures for smart lab-on-chip systems

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    Beckert, E.; Eberhardt, R.; Pabst, Oliver; Kemper, Falk; Shu, Zhe; Tünnermann, Andreas; Perelaer, Jolke; Schubert, Ulrich; Becker, Holger

    2013-03-01

    Inkjet printing is a digital printing technique that is capable of depositing not only inks, but functional materials onto different substrates in an additive way. In this paper, applications of inkjet printed structures for microfluidic lab-on-chip systems are discussed. Such systems are promising for different chemical or biochemical analysis tasks carried out at the Point-of-Care level and therefore due to cost reasons are often fabricated from polymers. The paper discusses inkjetprinted wiring structures and electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators for use in microfluidic lab-on-chip systems. Silver and gold wirings are shown that are fabricated by printing metal nanoparticle inks onto polymer substrates. After printing the structures are sintered using argon plasma sintering, a low-temperature sintering process that is compatible with polymer substrates. The wirings consist of several electrode like structures and contact pads and feature minimum structure sizes of approximately 70 μm. They can be used for electrodes, fluid presence detectors and localized ohmic heaters in lab-on-chip systems. Based on that an all inkjet-printed EAP actuator then is discussed. Membrane-type bending actuators generate deflections of approximately 5 μm when being driven at a resonance frequency of 1.8 kHz with 110 V. Derived from that and assuming passive valves on-chip pumping rates in the range of 0.5 ml/min can be estimated.

  19. TeleLab – A Remote Monitoring and Control System

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    Ashish Taneja; Aakash Kushwah; Akshat Gupta; Vats, Vipin B.

    2007-01-01

    Presented herein is a remote monitoring and control system which provides the user (client) with graphical output of the acquired experimental data. The experiment is based on MATLAB, Atmel AVR (namely the mega8). Instead of using different tools, the project focuses at using just one so as to make it simple for the user to understand and debug if necessary. A tool such as MatLab, being simple yet efficient, provides the greatest flexibility. At present the setup ...

  20. LABS problem and ground state spin glasses system

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    Leukhin, A. N.; Bezrodnyi, V. I.; Kozlova, Yu. A.

    2016-12-01

    In our work we demonstrate the new results of an exhaustive search for optimal binary sequences with minimum peak sidelobe (MPS) up to length N=85. The design problem for law autocorrelation binary sequences (LABS) is a notoriously difficult computational problem which is numbered as the problem number 005 in CSPLib. In statistical physics LABS problem can be interrepted as the energy of N iteracting Ising spins. This is a Bernasconi model. Due to this connection to physics we refer a binary sequence as one-dimensional spin lattice. At this assumption optimal binary sequences by merit factor (MF) criteria are the ground-state spin system without disorder which exhibits a glassy regime.

  1. NASA Glenn Propulsion Systems Lab (PSL) Icing Facility Update

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    Thomas, Queito P.

    2015-01-01

    The NASA Glenn Research Center Propulsion Systems Lab (PSL) was recently upgraded to perform engine inlet ice crystal testing in an altitude environment. The system installed 10 spray bars in the inlet plenum for ice crystal generation using 222 spray nozzles. As an altitude test chamber, PSL is capable of simulation of in-flight icing events in a ground test facility. The system was designed to operate at altitudes from 4,000 ft. to 40,000 ft. at Mach numbers up to 0.8M and inlet total temperatures from -60F to +15F.

  2. Overview of RepLab 2013: Evaluating online reputation monitoring systems

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    Amigó, E.; Carrillo de Albornoz, J.; Chugur, I.; Corujo, A.; Gonzalo, J.; Martín, T.; Meij, E.; de Rijke, M.; Spina, D.

    2013-01-01

    This paper summarizes the goals, organization, and results of the second RepLab competitive evaluation campaign for Online Reputation Management Systems (RepLab 2013). RepLab focused on the process of monitoring the reputation of companies and individuals, and asked participant systems to annotate

  3. Overview of RepLab 2012: Evaluating Online Reputation Management Systems

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    Amigó, E.; Corujo, A.; Gonzalo, J.; Meij, E.; de Rijke, M.

    2012-01-01

    This paper summarizes the goals, organization and results of the first RepLab competitive evaluation campaign for Online Reputation Management Systems (RepLab 2012). RepLab focused on the reputation of companies, and asked participant systems to annotate different types of information on tweets

  4. Image-based fingerprint verification system using LabVIEW

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    Sunil K. Singla

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Biometric-based identification/verification systems provide a solution to the security concerns in the modern world where machine is replacing human in every aspect of life. Fingerprints, because of their uniqueness, are the most widely used and highly accepted biometrics. Fingerprint biometric systems are either minutiae-based or pattern learning (image based. The minutiae-based algorithm depends upon the local discontinuities in the ridge flow pattern and are used when template size is important while image-based matching algorithm uses both the micro and macro feature of a fingerprint and is used if fast response is required. In the present paper an image-based fingerprint verification system is discussed. The proposed method uses a learning phase, which is not present in conventional image-based systems. The learning phase uses pseudo random sub-sampling, which reduces the number of comparisons needed in the matching stage. This system has been developed using LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench toolbox version 6i. The availability of datalog files in LabVIEW makes it one of the most promising candidates for its usage as a database. Datalog files can access and manipulate data and complex data structures quickly and easily. It makes writing and reading much faster. After extensive experimentation involving a large number of samples and different learning sizes, high accuracy with learning image size of 100 100 and a threshold value of 700 (1000 being the perfect match has been achieved.

  5. Lab-on-chip systems for integrated bioanalyses.

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    Conde, João Pedro; Madaboosi, Narayanan; Soares, Ruben R G; Fernandes, João Tiago S; Novo, Pedro; Moulas, Geraud; Chu, Virginia

    2016-06-30

    Biomolecular detection systems based on microfluidics are often called lab-on-chip systems. To fully benefit from the miniaturization resulting from microfluidics, one aims to develop 'from sample-to-answer' analytical systems, in which the input is a raw or minimally processed biological, food/feed or environmental sample and the output is a quantitative or qualitative assessment of one or more analytes of interest. In general, such systems will require the integration of several steps or operations to perform their function. This review will discuss these stages of operation, including fluidic handling, which assures that the desired fluid arrives at a specific location at the right time and under the appropriate flow conditions; molecular recognition, which allows the capture of specific analytes at precise locations on the chip; transduction of the molecular recognition event into a measurable signal; sample preparation upstream from analyte capture; and signal amplification procedures to increase sensitivity. Seamless integration of the different stages is required to achieve a point-of-care/point-of-use lab-on-chip device that allows analyte detection at the relevant sensitivity ranges, with a competitive analysis time and cost.

  6. Lab-on-chip systems for integrated bioanalyses

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    Madaboosi, Narayanan; Soares, Ruben R.G.; Fernandes, João Tiago S.; Novo, Pedro; Moulas, Geraud; Chu, Virginia

    2016-01-01

    Biomolecular detection systems based on microfluidics are often called lab-on-chip systems. To fully benefit from the miniaturization resulting from microfluidics, one aims to develop ‘from sample-to-answer’ analytical systems, in which the input is a raw or minimally processed biological, food/feed or environmental sample and the output is a quantitative or qualitative assessment of one or more analytes of interest. In general, such systems will require the integration of several steps or operations to perform their function. This review will discuss these stages of operation, including fluidic handling, which assures that the desired fluid arrives at a specific location at the right time and under the appropriate flow conditions; molecular recognition, which allows the capture of specific analytes at precise locations on the chip; transduction of the molecular recognition event into a measurable signal; sample preparation upstream from analyte capture; and signal amplification procedures to increase sensitivity. Seamless integration of the different stages is required to achieve a point-of-care/point-of-use lab-on-chip device that allows analyte detection at the relevant sensitivity ranges, with a competitive analysis time and cost. PMID:27365042

  7. A user friendly Lidar system based on LabVIEW

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    Andersson, Mats; Weibring, P.

    1996-09-01

    Mobile differential absorption lidar (DIAL) systems have been used for the last two decades. The lidar group in Lund has performed many DIAL measurements with a mobile lidar system which was first described in 1987. This report describes how that system was updated with the graphical programming language LabVIEW in order to get a user friendly system. The software controls the lidar system and analyses measurement data. The measurement results are shown as maps of species concentration. New electronics to support the new lidar program have also been installed. The report describes how all supporting electronics and the program work. A user manual for the new program is also given. 19 refs, 79 figs, 23 charts

  8. Human-Centered Information Fusion

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    Hall, David L

    2010-01-01

    Information fusion refers to the merging of information from disparate sources with differing conceptual, contextual and typographical representations. Rather than focusing on traditional data fusion applications which have been mainly concerned with physical military targets, this unique resource explores new human-centered trends, such as locations, identity, and interactions of individuals and groups (social networks). Moreover, the book discusses two new major sources of information: human observations and web-based information.This cutting-edge volume presents a new view of multi-sensor d

  9. System Integration - A Major Step toward Lab on a Chip

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    Liao Joseph C

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Microfluidics holds great promise to revolutionize various areas of biological engineering, such as single cell analysis, environmental monitoring, regenerative medicine, and point-of-care diagnostics. Despite the fact that intensive efforts have been devoted into the field in the past decades, microfluidics has not yet been adopted widely. It is increasingly realized that an effective system integration strategy that is low cost and broadly applicable to various biological engineering situations is required to fully realize the potential of microfluidics. In this article, we review several promising system integration approaches for microfluidics and discuss their advantages, limitations, and applications. Future advancements of these microfluidic strategies will lead toward translational lab-on-a-chip systems for a wide spectrum of biological engineering applications.

  10. System Integration - A Major Step toward Lab on a Chip

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    2011-01-01

    Microfluidics holds great promise to revolutionize various areas of biological engineering, such as single cell analysis, environmental monitoring, regenerative medicine, and point-of-care diagnostics. Despite the fact that intensive efforts have been devoted into the field in the past decades, microfluidics has not yet been adopted widely. It is increasingly realized that an effective system integration strategy that is low cost and broadly applicable to various biological engineering situations is required to fully realize the potential of microfluidics. In this article, we review several promising system integration approaches for microfluidics and discuss their advantages, limitations, and applications. Future advancements of these microfluidic strategies will lead toward translational lab-on-a-chip systems for a wide spectrum of biological engineering applications. PMID:21612614

  11. Human Centered Hardware Modeling and Collaboration

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    Stambolian Damon; Lawrence, Brad; Stelges, Katrine; Henderson, Gena

    2013-01-01

    In order to collaborate engineering designs among NASA Centers and customers, to in clude hardware and human activities from multiple remote locations, live human-centered modeling and collaboration across several sites has been successfully facilitated by Kennedy Space Center. The focus of this paper includes innovative a pproaches to engineering design analyses and training, along with research being conducted to apply new technologies for tracking, immersing, and evaluating humans as well as rocket, vehic le, component, or faci lity hardware utilizing high resolution cameras, motion tracking, ergonomic analysis, biomedical monitoring, wor k instruction integration, head-mounted displays, and other innovative human-system integration modeling, simulation, and collaboration applications.

  12. [A focused sound field measurement system by LabVIEW].

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    Jiang, Zhan; Bai, Jingfeng; Yu, Ying

    2014-05-01

    In this paper, according to the requirement of the focused sound field measurement, a focused sound field measurement system was established based on the LabVIEW virtual instrument platform. The system can automatically search the focus position of the sound field, and adjust the scanning path according to the size of the focal region. Three-dimensional sound field scanning time reduced from 888 hours in uniform step to 9.25 hours in variable step. The efficiency of the focused sound field measurement was improved. There is a certain deviation between measurement results and theoretical calculation results. Focal plane--6 dB width difference rate was 3.691%, the beam axis--6 dB length differences rate was 12.937%.

  13. Human-Centered Design Capability

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    Fitts, David J.; Howard, Robert

    2009-01-01

    For NASA, human-centered design (HCD) seeks opportunities to mitigate the challenges of living and working in space in order to enhance human productivity and well-being. Direct design participation during the development stage is difficult, however, during project formulation, a HCD approach can lead to better more cost-effective products. HCD can also help a program enter the development stage with a clear vision for product acquisition. HCD tools for clarifying design intent are listed. To infuse HCD into the spaceflight lifecycle the Space and Life Sciences Directorate developed the Habitability Design Center. The Center has collaborated successfully with program and project design teams and with JSC's Engineering Directorate. This presentation discusses HCD capabilities and depicts the Center's design examples and capabilities.

  14. Human-Centered Design Study: Enhancing the Usability of a Mobile Phone App in an Integrated Falls Risk Detection System for Use by Older Adult Users.

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    Harte, Richard; Quinlan, Leo R; Glynn, Liam; Rodríguez-Molinero, Alejandro; Baker, Paul Ma; Scharf, Thomas; ÓLaighin, Gearóid

    2017-05-30

    Design processes such as human-centered design (HCD), which involve the end user throughout the product development and testing process, can be crucial in ensuring that the product meets the needs and capabilities of the user, particularly in terms of safety and user experience. The structured and iterative nature of HCD can often conflict with the necessary rapid product development life-cycles associated with the competitive connected health industry. The aim of this study was to apply a structured HCD methodology to the development of a smartphone app that was to be used within a connected health fall risk detection system. Our methodology utilizes so called discount usability engineering techniques to minimize the burden on resources during development and maintain a rapid pace of development. This study will provide prospective designers a detailed description of the application of a HCD methodology. A 3-phase methodology was applied. In the first phase, a descriptive "use case" was developed by the system designers and analyzed by both expert stakeholders and end users. The use case described the use of the app and how various actors would interact with it and in what context. A working app prototype and a user manual were then developed based on this feedback and were subjected to a rigorous usability inspection. Further changes were made both to the interface and support documentation. The now advanced prototype was exposed to user testing by end users where further design recommendations were made. With combined expert and end-user analysis of a comprehensive use case having originally identified 21 problems with the system interface, we have only seen and observed 3 of these problems in user testing, implying that 18 problems were eliminated between phase 1 and 3. Satisfactory ratings were obtained during validation testing by both experts and end users, and final testing by users shows the system requires low mental, physical, and temporal demands

  15. Design of experiment system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的实验系统设计

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    仲志燕

    2015-01-01

    提出构建远程实验室的概念,采用B/S结构设计,利用LabVIEW 8.6和Microsoft Office Access 2007开发该实验系统。运用LabVIEW编程语言,建立友好的人机界面,实现注册、登录,虚拟实验,资源链接等功能,实现在局域网内信息的动态、交互的管理,并为培养学生自主性学习提供一种有效的实现方案。%This thesis puts forward the concept of remote laboratory construction,using B/S structure design to devel-op the experimental system with Lab VIEW 8.6 and Microsoft Office Access 2007.A friendly man-machine interface is established by LabVIEW programming language to implement the registration login management,conduct experi-ments,resource links and other functions and achieve a dynamic,interactive information management within the LAN.This thesis provides an effective implementation scheme for the cultivation of students'autonomous learning.

  16. Evolution of the Generic Lock System at Jefferson Lab

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    Brian Bevins; Yves Roblin

    2003-10-13

    The Generic Lock system is a software framework that allows highly flexible feedback control of large distributed systems. It allows system operators to implement new feedback loops between arbitrary process variables quickly and with no disturbance to the underlying control system. Several different types of feedback loops are provided and more are being added. This paper describes the further evolution of the system since it was first presented at ICALEPCS 2001 and reports on two years of successful use in accelerator operations. The framework has been enhanced in several key ways. Multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) lock types have been added for accelerator orbit and energy stabilization. The general purpose Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) locks can now be tuned automatically. The generic lock server now makes use of the Proxy IOC (PIOC) developed at Jefferson Lab to allow the locks to be monitored from any EPICS Channel Access aware client. (Previously clients had to be Cdev aware.) The dependency on the Qt XML parser has been replaced with the freely available Xerces DOM parser from the Apache project.

  17. Toward human-centered algorithm design

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    Eric PS Baumer

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available As algorithms pervade numerous facets of daily life, they are incorporated into systems for increasingly diverse purposes. These systems’ results are often interpreted differently by the designers who created them than by the lay persons who interact with them. This paper offers a proposal for human-centered algorithm design, which incorporates human and social interpretations into the design process for algorithmically based systems. It articulates three specific strategies for doing so: theoretical, participatory, and speculative. Drawing on the author’s work designing and deploying multiple related systems, the paper provides a detailed example of using a theoretical approach. It also discusses findings pertinent to participatory and speculative design approaches. The paper addresses both strengths and challenges for each strategy in helping to center the process of designing algorithmically based systems around humans.

  18. Development and production of Lab-on-Chip systems for DNA mapping

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    Østergaard, Peter Friis

    During the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in the academic work in Lab on a Chip systems, while the number of commercial products has only increased a little. Many universities have research groups working within the field of Lab on a Chip and Micro Total Analysis Systems,...

  19. VirexLab a Virtual Reality Educational System Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The VirexLab, the centerpiece of this Tietronix proposal offers significant innovation to NASA and to the Marshall Space Flight Center, implementing the Biological...

  20. Lab on a Chip’ systems for environmental analysis

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    Rhituparna Payel, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Lab on a chip’ refers to devices and methods for controlling and manipulating fluid flows at micro levels. These microfluidic devices used for manipulating and controlling fluids are widespread now, and are used in many scientific and industrial contexts. ‘Lab on a chip’ fabrication requires different geometries than the laboratory processes. It also depends on the interplays of multiple physical effects such as pressure gradients, electrokinetics, capillarity force etc. This thesis provides...

  1. Control Systems Lab Using a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Motor System

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    Kim, Y.

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces a low-cost LEGO Mindstorms NXT motor system for teaching classical and modern control theories in standard third-year undergraduate courses. The LEGO motor system can be used in conjunction with MATLAB, Simulink, and several necessary toolboxes to demonstrate: 1) a modeling technique; 2) proportional-integral-differential…

  2. Control Systems Lab Using a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Motor System

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    Kim, Y.

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces a low-cost LEGO Mindstorms NXT motor system for teaching classical and modern control theories in standard third-year undergraduate courses. The LEGO motor system can be used in conjunction with MATLAB, Simulink, and several necessary toolboxes to demonstrate: 1) a modeling technique; 2) proportional-integral-differential…

  3. Mobile Robot Lab Project to Introduce Engineering Students to Fault Diagnosis in Mechatronic Systems

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    Gómez-de-Gabriel, Jesús Manuel; Mandow, Anthony; Fernández-Lozano, Jesús; García-Cerezo, Alfonso

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes lab work for learning fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) in mechatronic systems. These skills are important for engineering education because FDD is a key capability of competitive processes and products. The intended outcome of the lab work is that students become aware of the importance of faulty conditions and learn to…

  4. Integrated lasers for polymer Lab-on-a-Chip systems

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    Mappes, Timo; Vannahme, Christoph; Grosmann, Tobias

    2012-01-01

    We develop optical Lab-on-a-Chips on different platforms for marker-based and label-free biophotonic sensor applications. Our chips are based on polymers and fabricated by mass production technologies to integrate microfluidic channels, optical waveguides and miniaturized lasers.......We develop optical Lab-on-a-Chips on different platforms for marker-based and label-free biophotonic sensor applications. Our chips are based on polymers and fabricated by mass production technologies to integrate microfluidic channels, optical waveguides and miniaturized lasers....

  5. Unmanned Systems: A Lab-Based Robotic Arm for Grasping

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    2015-06-01

    A LAB-BASED ROBOTIC ARM FOR GRASPING by Arturo Jacinto II June 2015 Thesis Advisor: Richard M. Harkins Second Reader: Peter Crooker......learning opportunities for various student experiments including the initial selection, startup and development of the Robotic arm and glove controller

  6. Human-centered Computing: Toward a Human Revolution

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    Jaimes, Alejandro; Gatica-Perez, Daniel; Sebe, Nicu; Thomas S. Huang

    2007-01-01

    Human-centered computing studies the design, development, and deployment of mixed-initiative human-computer systems. HCC is emerging from the convergence of multiple disciplines that are concerned both with understanding human beings and with the design of computational artifacts.

  7. Digital signal processing system design LabVIEW-bases hybrid programming

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    Kehtarnavaz, Nasser; Peng, Qingzhong

    2008-01-01

    Reflecting LabView's new MathScripting feature, the new edition of this book combines textual and graphical programming to form a hybrid programming approach, enabling a more effective means of building and analyzing DSP systems. The hybrid programming approach allows the use of previously developed textual programming solutions to be integrated into LabVIEW's highly interactive and visual environment, providing an easier and quicker method for building DSP systems.Features * The only DSP laboratory book that combines both textual and graphical programming * 12 lab experime

  8. 基于LabVIEW的PCI数据采集系统设计%Design of PCI data acquisition system based on LabVIEW

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    贾佳

    2012-01-01

    A virtual instrument system is established by using Lab VIEW and PCI data acquisition card. This paper introduced the operation process of calling PCI data acquisition card driving function by Lab VIEW CLF node, and the development of Lab VIEW block diagram. The instrument has the ability of data acquisition, waveform display, overload alarm, data storage, and so on.%利用虚拟仪器技术与PCI数据采集卡构建了一个虚拟仪器系统.详细介绍了通过LabVIEW CLF节点调用PCI数据采集卡驱动函数的操作过程,以及LabVIEW程序框图的开发流程.该仪器具有数据采集、波形显示、超限报警、数据存储等功能.

  9. Modelling and Research of Chaotic Rossler System with LabView and Multisim Software Environment

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    V. B. Rusyn

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. In this paper is presented a theoretical basis of chaotic Rossler system. Modelling of Chaotic Rossler System in LabView. Submitted programming interface that has been developed in LabView software environment. It allows generating and researching chaotic Rossler system. Submitted by time distribution of three chaotic coordinates and spectral analysis. Also submitted values of variables in which generated different period (controlled attractors of the chaotic Rossler system. The software interface demonstrates masking and decrypt information carrier of the chaotic Rossler system. Modelling of Chaotic Rossler System in MultiSim. Using MultiSim software environment conducted scheme technical analysis circuit of a generator that implements a chaotic Rossler system. Conclusions. Modelled circuit of generator confirming correspondence scheme-technical solution to mathematical apparatus that describing chaotic Rossler system. Keywords: chaos; control; system; Rossler; LabView; MultiSim

  10. Lab-on-a-chip devices and micro-total analysis systems a practical guide

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    Svendsen, Winnie

    2015-01-01

    This book covers all the steps in order to fabricate a lab-on-a-chip device starting from the idea, the design, simulation, fabrication and final evaluation. Additionally, it includes basic theory on microfluidics essential to understand how fluids behave at such reduced scale. Examples of successful histories of lab-on-a-chip systems that made an impact in fields like biomedicine and life sciences are also provided.

  11. GeneLab: A Systems Biology Platform for Spaceflight Omics Data

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    Reinsch, Sigrid S.; Lai, San-Huei; Chen, Rick; Thompson, Terri; Berrios, Daniel; Fogle, Homer; Marcu, Oana; Timucin, Linda; Chakravarty, Kaushik; Coughlan, Joseph

    2015-01-01

    NASA's mission includes expanding our understanding of biological systems to improve life on Earth and to enable long-duration human exploration of space. Resources to support large numbers of spaceflight investigations are limited. NASA's GeneLab project is maximizing the science output from these experiments by: (1) developing a unique public bioinformatics database that includes space bioscience relevant "omics" data (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) and experimental metadata; (2) partnering with NASA-funded flight experiments through bio-sample sharing or sample augmentation to expedite omics data input to the GeneLab database; and (3) developing community-driven reference flight experiments. The first database, GeneLab Data System Version 1.0, went online in April 2015. V1.0 contains numerous flight datasets and has search and download capabilities. Version 2.0 will be released in 2016 and will link to analytic tools. In 2015 Genelab partnered with two Biological Research in Canisters experiments (BBRIC-19 and BRIC-20) which examine responses of Arabidopsis thaliana to spaceflight. GeneLab also partnered with Rodent Research-1 (RR1), the maiden flight to test the newly developed rodent habitat. GeneLab developed protocols for maxiumum yield of RNA, DNA and protein from precious RR-1 tissues harvested and preserved during the SpaceX-4 mission, as well as from tissues from mice that were frozen intact during spaceflight and later dissected. GeneLab is establishing partnerships with at least three planned flights for 2016. Organism-specific nationwide Science Definition Teams (SDTs) will define future GeneLab dedicated missions and ensure the broader scientific impact of the GeneLab missions. GeneLab ensures prompt release and open access to all high-throughput omics data from spaceflight and ground-based simulations of microgravity and radiation. Overall, GeneLab will facilitate the generation and query of parallel multi-omics data, and

  12. An Update on ConSys Including a New LabVIEW FPGA Based LLRF System

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    Worm, Torben; Nielsen, Jørgen S.

    ConSys, the Windows based control system for ASTRID and ASTRID2, is now a mature system, having been in operation for more than 15 years. All the standard programs (Console, plots, data logging, control setting store/restore etc.) are fully general and are configured through a database or file. Con......Sys is a standard publisher/subscriber system, where all nodes can act both as client and server. One very strong feature is the easy ability to make virtual devices (devices which do not depend on hardware directly, but combine hardware parameters.) For ASTRID2 a new LabVIEW based Low-Level RF system has been made...... live plots from the regulation loops are implemented in a host program on Windows. All three levels have been implemented with LabVIEW. The LLRF system is interfaced to ConSys through LabVIEW shared variables....

  13. LabSystem Gen, a tool for structuring and analyzing genetic data in histocompatibility laboratories.

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    Sousa, Luiz Cláudio Demes da Mata; dos Santos Neto, Pedro de Alcântara; de Souza, Fernando da Fonseca; do Monte, Semiramis Jamil Hadad

    2012-04-01

    Analysis of HLA data involves queries on web portals, whose search parameters are data stored in laboratories' databases. In order to automate these queries, one approach is to structure laboratory data into a database and to develop bioinformatic tools to perform the data mapping. In this context, we developed the LabSystem Gen tool that allows users to create a Laboratory Information System, without programming. Additionally we implemented a framework that provides bioinformatic tools, transparent access to public HLA (human leukocyte antigen) information resources. We demonstrated the LabSystemGen system by implementing BMDdb, which is a LIMS that manages data of recipients and donors of organ transplant.

  14. An ECG Lab Project for Teaching Signal Conditioning Systems in a Master's Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

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    Martín, Francisco Javier Ferrero; Martínez, Alberto López; Llopis, Marta Valledor; Rodriguez, Juan Carlos Campo; Viejo, Cecilio Blanco; Vershinin, Yuri A.

    2015-01-01

    Ongoing technological progress in measurement systems triggered the development of an in­novative, hands-on teaching program to help students toward a fuller understanding of recent changes in the field. This paper presents a lab project that links theoretical principles with the practical issues of signal conditioning systems. This is…

  15. GeneLab: NASA's Open Access, Collaborative Platform for Systems Biology and Space Medicine

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    Berrios, Daniel C.; Thompson, Terri G.; Fogle, Homer W.; Rask, Jon C.; Coughlan, Joseph C.

    2015-01-01

    NASA is investing in GeneLab1 (http:genelab.nasa.gov), a multi-year effort to maximize utilization of the limited resources to conduct biological and medical research in space, principally aboard the International Space Station (ISS). High-throughput genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic or other omics analyses from experiments conducted on the ISS will be stored in the GeneLab Data Systems (GLDS), an open-science information system that will also include a biocomputation platform with collaborative science capabilities, to enable the discovery and validation of molecular networks.

  16. Aviation Systems Test and Integration Lab (AvSTIL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Aviation Systems Test and Integration Laboratory offers an innovative approach to aviation system and subsystem testing by fully immersing aviation platforms in...

  17. [The research in a foot pressure measuring system based on LabVIEW].

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    Li, Wei; Qiu, Hong; Xu, Jiang; He, Jiping

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a system of foot pressure measuring system based on LabVIEW. The designs of hardware and software system are figured out. LabVIEW is used to design the application interface for displaying plantar pressure. The system can realize the plantar pressure data acquisition, data storage, waveform display, and waveform playback. It was also shown that the testing results of the system were in line with the changing trend of normal gait, which conformed to human system engineering theory. It leads to the demonstration of system reliability. The system gives vivid and visual results, and provides a new method of how to measure foot-pressure and some references for the design of Insole System.

  18. 基于LabVIEW的远程监控系统设计%The Design Of LabVIEW-based Remote Monitoring System

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    邵晓娟

    2013-01-01

    Using the Lab VIEW software that realized important Treasury of temperature and humidity systems remote monitoring,And analyzed and discussed the system of some key technologies such as data acquisition,cal subsystem and remote parameter settings.%  本文主要利用LabVIEW软件对重要库房的温湿度系统实现远程化监控,对于远程实现中的一些关键技术如数据采集、调用子系统及远程参数设置等进行分析讨论。

  19. LabVIEW: a software system for data acquisition, data analysis, and instrument control.

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    Kalkman, C J

    1995-01-01

    Computer-based data acquisition systems play an important role in clinical monitoring and in the development of new monitoring tools. LabVIEW (National Instruments, Austin, TX) is a data acquisition and programming environment that allows flexible acquisition and processing of analog and digital data. The main feature that distinguishes LabVIEW from other data acquisition programs is its highly modular graphical programming language, "G," and a large library of mathematical and statistical functions. The advantage of graphical programming is that the code is flexible, reusable, and self-documenting. Subroutines can be saved in a library and reused without modification in other programs. This dramatically reduces development time and enables researchers to develop or modify their own programs. LabVIEW uses a large amount of processing power and computer memory, thus requiring a powerful computer. A large-screen monitor is desirable when developing larger applications. LabVIEW is excellently suited for testing new monitoring paradigms, analysis algorithms, or user interfaces. The typical LabVIEW user is the researcher who wants to develop a new monitoring technique, a set of new (derived) variables by integrating signals from several existing patient monitors, closed-loop control of a physiological variable, or a physiological simulator.

  20. The Design of DataBase Management System Base on LabVIEW%LabVIEW数据库系统

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    陈文

    2004-01-01

    文中在介绍最新技术-虚拟仪器及其开发环境LabVIEW的特点的基础上,分析并实现将LabVIEW与数据库系统的连接调用的高级技术,它是在大规模测量系统中使用的重要技术.实践证明该技术得到了广泛的应用.

  1. Using collaborative technologies in remote lab delivery systems for topics in automation

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    Ashby, Joe E.

    communication tools for remote labs involving automation equipment, the results of this work points to making voice chat the default method of communication; but the webcam video with voice chat option should be included. Standards are only beginning to be developed for the design of remote lab systems. Research, design and innovation involving collaboration and presence should be included.

  2. Integrated lasers for biophotonic Lab-on-a-Chip systems in polymer

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    Mappes, Timo; Vannahme, Christoph; Grossmann, Tobias

    2011-01-01

    Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) systems enable biomedical or chemical testing for point-of-care analysis at the patient's bedside or in the field. Our work is focused on developing optical LoCs based on polymers by integrating microfluidic channels, optical waveguides, and miniaturized lasers on different pl...

  3. Integrated lasers for biophotonic Lab-on-a-Chip systems in polymer

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    Mappes, Timo; Vannahme, Christoph; Grossmann, Tobias

    2011-01-01

    Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC) systems enable biomedical or chemical testing for point-of-care analysis at the patient's bedside or in the field. Our work is focused on developing optical LoCs based on polymers by integrating microfluidic channels, optical waveguides, and miniaturized lasers on different pl...

  4. MetaLIMS, a simple open-source laboratory information management system for small metagenomic labs.

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    Heinle, Cassie Elizabeth; Gaultier, Nicolas Paul Eugène; Miller, Dana; Purbojati, Rikky Wenang; Lauro, Federico M

    2017-06-01

    As the cost of sequencing continues to fall, smaller groups increasingly initiate and manage larger sequencing projects and take on the complexity of data storage for high volumes of samples. This has created a need for low-cost laboratory information management systems (LIMS) that contain flexible fields to accommodate the unique nature of individual labs. Many labs do not have a dedicated information technology position, so LIMS must also be easy to setup and maintain with minimal technical proficiency. MetaLIMS is a free and open-source web-based application available via GitHub. The focus of MetaLIMS is to store sample metadata prior to sequencing and analysis pipelines. Initially designed for environmental metagenomics labs, in addition to storing generic sample collection information and DNA/RNA processing information, the user can also add fields specific to the user's lab. MetaLIMS can also produce a basic sequencing submission form compatible with the proprietary Clarity LIMS system used by some sequencing facilities. To help ease the technical burden associated with web deployment, MetaLIMS options the use of commercial web hosting combined with MetaLIMS bash scripts for ease of setup. MetaLIMS overcomes key challenges common in LIMS by giving labs access to a low-cost and open-source tool that also has the flexibility to meet individual lab needs and an option for easy deployment. By making the web application open source and hosting it on GitHub, we hope to encourage the community to build upon MetaLIMS, making it more robust and tailored to the needs of more researchers.

  5. CANape and LabVIEW-based data acquisition system built DCT%基于CANape与LabVIEW搭建DCT数据采集系统

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    李向兵

    2015-01-01

    本文以某国产自主湿式双离合自动变速箱(Wet Dual Cluth Transmission,WDCT)为研究对象,结合LabVIEW与CANape搭建DCT数据采集系统,为DCT产品开发和性能测试提供数据参考。%The paper took a domestic Wet Dual Cluth Transmission as research object and aimed to build a DCT data acquisition system based on CANape and LabVIEW to provide data reference for DCT product development and performance test.

  6. System for electrochemical investigations based on a PC and the Lab VIEW package

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    Stević Zoran

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes an electrochemical research system based on the Lab VIEW computer software package. An overview of well known electrochemical methods, such as potential measurements, chronopotentiometry, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry and EIS is given. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been adapted for systems containing large capacitances. For signal generation and recording of the response of the investigated electrochemical cell, a measurement and control system was developed, based on a PC P4 computer. The rest of the hardware consists of a commercially available AD-DA converter and an external interface for analog signal processing. The interface is a result of the authors own research. The software platform for the desired measurement methods is Lab VIEW package, which is regarded as a high standard in the area of modern virtual instruments. The developed system was adjusted, tested and compared with other commercially available systems. One such system is in constant use at the Technical Faculty in Bor.

  7. Miniaturized Lab System for Future Cold Atom Experiments in Microgravity

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    Kulas, Sascha; Vogt, Christian; Resch, Andreas; Hartwig, Jonas; Ganske, Sven; Matthias, Jonas; Schlippert, Dennis; Wendrich, Thijs; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Maria Rasel, Ernst; Damjanic, Marcin; Weßels, Peter; Kohfeldt, Anja; Luvsandamdin, Erdenetsetseg; Schiemangk, Max; Grzeschik, Christoph; Krutzik, Markus; Wicht, Andreas; Peters, Achim; Herrmann, Sven; Lämmerzahl, Claus

    2017-02-01

    We present the technical realization of a compact system for performing experiments with cold 87Rb and 39K atoms in microgravity in the future. The whole system fits into a capsule to be used in the drop tower Bremen. One of the advantages of a microgravity environment is long time evolution of atomic clouds which yields higher sensitivities in atom interferometer measurements. We give a full description of the system containing an experimental chamber with ultra-high vacuum conditions, miniaturized laser systems, a high-power thulium-doped fiber laser, the electronics and the power management. In a two-stage magneto-optical trap atoms should be cooled to the low μK regime. The thulium-doped fiber laser will create an optical dipole trap which will allow further cooling to sub- μK temperatures. The presented system fulfills the demanding requirements on size and power management for cold atom experiments on a microgravity platform, especially with respect to the use of an optical dipole trap. A first test in microgravity, including the creation of a cold Rb ensemble, shows the functionality of the system.

  8. Miniaturized Lab System for Future Cold Atom Experiments in Microgravity

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    Kulas, Sascha; Vogt, Christian; Resch, Andreas; Hartwig, Jonas; Ganske, Sven; Matthias, Jonas; Schlippert, Dennis; Wendrich, Thijs; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Maria Rasel, Ernst; Damjanic, Marcin; Weßels, Peter; Kohfeldt, Anja; Luvsandamdin, Erdenetsetseg; Schiemangk, Max; Grzeschik, Christoph; Krutzik, Markus; Wicht, Andreas; Peters, Achim; Herrmann, Sven; Lämmerzahl, Claus

    2016-11-01

    We present the technical realization of a compact system for performing experiments with cold 87Rb and 39K atoms in microgravity in the future. The whole system fits into a capsule to be used in the drop tower Bremen. One of the advantages of a microgravity environment is long time evolution of atomic clouds which yields higher sensitivities in atom interferometer measurements. We give a full description of the system containing an experimental chamber with ultra-high vacuum conditions, miniaturized laser systems, a high-power thulium-doped fiber laser, the electronics and the power management. In a two-stage magneto-optical trap atoms should be cooled to the low μK regime. The thulium-doped fiber laser will create an optical dipole trap which will allow further cooling to sub- μK temperatures. The presented system fulfills the demanding requirements on size and power management for cold atom experiments on a microgravity platform, especially with respect to the use of an optical dipole trap. A first test in microgravity, including the creation of a cold Rb ensemble, shows the functionality of the system.

  9. 基于LabVIEW与Access的虚拟实验教学系统%A virtual experiment teaching system based on LabVIEW and Access

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    宁芬; 周庆华; 唐立军; 邓敏; 罗雪伦; 王广鹏

    2016-01-01

    基于LabVIEW开发环境与Access数据库构建了一个虚拟实验教学系统。该系统应用教育电子身份号( e2 ID)实现系统用户的实名制,基于LabSQL访问Access数据库的方法实现了用户登录与管理功能,并采用可扩展的实验模块设计。以信号调制解调实验为例介绍了实验模块的设计与实现。%The paper builds a virtual experiment teaching system based on the LabVIEW development environment and Access database. The system applied educational electronic identity( e2 ID) to realize system users’ real⁃name system. The paper realizes the function of the user login and management based on the method of LabSQL accessing Access database. Meanwhile, taking signal demodulation experiment as an example, this paper also presents the design and implementation of experiment module.

  10. KP-Lab System: A Collaborative Environment for Design, Realization and Examination of Different Knowledge Practices

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    Paralič, Ján; Babič, František

    This paper presents a collaborative working and learning environment called KP-Lab System. It provides a complex and multifunctional application built on principles of semantic web, exploiting also some web2.0 approaches as Google Apps or mashups. This system offers virtual user environment with different, necessary and advanced features for collaborative learning or working knowledge intensive activities. This paper briefly presents the whole system with special emphasis on its semantic-based aspects and analytical tools.

  11. Miniaturized lab system for future cold atom experiments in microgravity

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    Kulas, Sascha; Resch, Andreas; Hartwig, Jonas; Ganske, Sven; Matthias, Jonas; Schlippert, Dennis; Wendrich, Thijs; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Rasel, Ernst Maria; Damjanic, Marcin; Weßels, Peter; Kohfeldt, Anja; Luvsandamdin, Erdenetsetseg; Schiemangk, Max; Grzeschik, Christoph; Krutzik, Markus; Wicht, Andreas; Peters, Achim; Herrmann, Sven; Lämmerzahl, Claus

    2016-01-01

    We present the technical realization of a compact system for performing experiments with cold $^{87}{\\text{Rb}}$ and $^{39}{\\text{K}}$ atoms in microgravity in the future. The whole system fits into a capsule to be used in the drop tower Bremen. One of the advantages of a microgravity environment is long time evolution of atomic clouds which yields higher sensitivities in atom interferometer measurements. We give a full description of the system containing an experimental chamber with ultra-high vacuum conditions, miniaturized laser systems, a high-power thulium-doped fiber laser, the electronics and the power management. In a two-stage magneto-optical trap atoms should be cooled to the low $\\mu$K regime. The thulium-doped fiber laser will create an optical dipole trap which will allow further cooling to sub-$\\mu$K temperatures. The presented system fulfills the demanding requirements on size and power management for cold atom experiments on a microgravity platform, especially with respect to the use of an op...

  12. 99Tc Process Monitoring System In-Lab Performance Characterization

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    O' Hara, Matthew J.; Niver, Cynthia M.

    2014-01-01

    Executive Summary A 99Tc Process Monitoring (Tc-Mon) System has been designed and built for deployment at the recently constructed 200 West Pump & Treat (200W P&T) Plant in the 200 West Area ZP-1 Operable Unit of the Hanford Site. The plant is operated by CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC). The Tc-Mon system was created through collaboration between Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Burge Environmental, Inc. The new system’s design has been optimized based on experience from an earlier field test (2011) of a prototype system at the 200W-ZP-1 Interim Pump & Treat Plant. A portion of the new 200W P&T Plant is dedicated to removal of 99Tc from contaminated groundwater in the 200 West Area. 99Tc, as the pertechnetate anion (99TcO4-), is remediated through delivery of water into two trains (Trains A and B) of three tandem extraction columns filled with Purolite A530E resin. The resin columns cannot be regenerated; therefore, once they have reached their maximum useful capacity, the columns must be disposed of as radioactive waste. The Tc-Mon system’s primary duty will be to periodically sample and analyze the effluents from each of the two primary extraction columns to determine 99Tc breakthrough. The Tc-Mon system will enable the CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) to measure primary extraction column breakthrough on demand. In this manner, CHPRC will be able to utilize each extraction column to its maximum capacity. This will significantly reduce column disposal and replacement costs over the life of the plant. The Tc-Mon system was constructed by Burge Environmental, Inc. and was delivered to PNNL in June 2013 for setup and initial hardware and software performance testing in the 325 Building. By early July, PNNL had initiated an in-laboratory performance characterization study on the system. The objective was to fully calibrate the system and then evaluate the quality of the analytical outputs 1) against a series of clean

  13. Information systems and human error in the lab.

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    Bissell, Michael G

    2004-01-01

    Health system costs in clinical laboratories are incurred daily due to human error. Indeed, a major impetus for automating clinical laboratories has always been the opportunity it presents to simultaneously reduce cost and improve quality of operations by decreasing human error. But merely automating these processes is not enough. To the extent that introduction of these systems results in operators having less practice in dealing with unexpected events or becoming deskilled in problemsolving, however new kinds of error will likely appear. Clinical laboratories could potentially benefit by integrating findings on human error from modern behavioral science into their operations. Fully understanding human error requires a deep understanding of human information processing and cognition. Predicting and preventing negative consequences requires application of this understanding to laboratory operations. Although the occurrence of a particular error at a particular instant cannot be absolutely prevented, human error rates can be reduced. The following principles are key: an understanding of the process of learning in relation to error; understanding the origin of errors since this knowledge can be used to reduce their occurrence; optimal systems should be forgiving to the operator by absorbing errors, at least for a time; although much is known by industrial psychologists about how to write operating procedures and instructions in ways that reduce the probability of error, this expertise is hardly ever put to use in the laboratory; and a feedback mechanism must be designed into the system that enables the operator to recognize in real time that an error has occurred.

  14. Innovative Use of a Classroom Response System during Physics Lab

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    Walgren, Jay

    2011-01-01

    More and more physics instructors are making use of personal/classroom response systems or "clickers." The use of clickers to engage students with multiple-choice questions during lecture and available instructor resources for clickers have been well documented in this journal. Newer-generation clickers, which I refer to as classroom response…

  15. From chip-in-a-lab to lab-on-a-chip: towards a single handheld electronic system for multiple application-specific lab-on-a-chip (ASLOC).

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    Neužil, P; Campos, C D M; Wong, C C; Soon, J B W; Reboud, J; Manz, A

    2014-07-07

    We present a portable, battery-operated and application-specific lab-on-a-chip (ASLOC) system that can be easily configured for a wide range of lab-on-a-chip applications. It is based on multiplexed electrical current detection that serves as the sensing system. We demonstrate different configurations to perform most detection schemes currently in use in LOC systems, including some of the most advanced such as nanowire-based biosensing, surface plasmon resonance sensing, electrochemical detection and real-time PCR. The complete system is controlled by a single chip and the collected information is stored in situ, with the option of transferring the data to an external display by using a USB interface. In addition to providing a framework for truly portable real-life developments of LOC systems, we envisage that this system will have a significant impact on education, especially since it can easily demonstrate the benefits of integrated microanalytical systems.

  16. A digital frequency stabilization system of external cavity diode laser based on LabVIEW FPGA

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    Liu, Zhuohuan; Hu, Zhaohui; Qi, Lu; Wang, Tao

    2015-10-01

    Frequency stabilization for external cavity diode laser has played an important role in physics research. Many laser frequency locking solutions have been proposed by researchers. Traditionally, the locking process was accomplished by analog system, which has fast feedback control response speed. However, analog system is susceptible to the effects of environment. In order to improve the automation level and reliability of the frequency stabilization system, we take a grating-feedback external cavity diode laser as the laser source and set up a digital frequency stabilization system based on National Instrument's FPGA (NI FPGA). The system consists of a saturated absorption frequency stabilization of beam path, a differential photoelectric detector, a NI FPGA board and a host computer. Many functions, such as piezoelectric transducer (PZT) sweeping, atomic saturation absorption signal acquisition, signal peak identification, error signal obtaining and laser PZT voltage feedback controlling, are totally completed by LabVIEW FPGA program. Compared with the analog system, the system built by the logic gate circuits, performs stable and reliable. User interface programmed by LabVIEW is friendly. Besides, benefited from the characteristics of reconfiguration, the LabVIEW program is good at transplanting in other NI FPGA boards. Most of all, the system periodically checks the error signal. Once the abnormal error signal is detected, FPGA will restart frequency stabilization process without manual control. Through detecting the fluctuation of error signal of the atomic saturation absorption spectrum line in the frequency locking state, we can infer that the laser frequency stability can reach 1MHz.

  17. Sales and database system for pump station based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的输油站运销系统

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    吴宏斌

    2011-01-01

    输油站日常工作需要记录各罐的收输油数据.在LabVIEW环境下设计了一个输油站运销系统,并详细介绍了数据库及报表生成部分的开发方法.所开发的系统使用LabVIEW数据库工具包进行数据库操作,使用LabVIEW Office报告生成工具包生成报表.系统具有数据记录、存储历史数据的查询、修改、报表输出等功能.经应用检验,该系统可以完成输油站日常的数据录入、历史数据管理、日报表生成等工作.%The data saving of oil transportation is needed in pump station. In this paper sales and database system for pump station is built up based on LabVIEW and developing method of database system and report generation system is introduced in detail. LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit is used for database operation. Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft is applied for report generation. A series of functions is provided:data saving, history data searching,modifying, report generating. Evaluated by application, the system meets the requirements of the daily work such as record saving, history data management, daily report generation of the pump station.

  18. From Generating in the Lab to Tutoring Systems in Classrooms.

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    McNamara, Danielle S; Jacovina, Matthew E; Snow, Erica L; Allen, Laura K

    2015-01-01

    Work in cognitive and educational psychology examines a variety of phenomena related to the learning and retrieval of information. Indeed, Alice Healy, our honoree, and her colleagues have conducted a large body of groundbreaking research on this topic. In this article we discuss how 3 learning principles (the generation effect, deliberate practice and feedback, and antidotes to disengagement) discussed in Healy, Schneider, and Bourne (2012) have influenced the design of 2 intelligent tutoring systems that attempt to incorporate principles of skill and knowledge acquisition. Specifically, this article describes iSTART-2 and the Writing Pal, which provide students with instruction and practice using comprehension and writing strategies. iSTART-2 provides students with training to use effective comprehension strategies while self-explaining complex text. The Writing Pal provides students with instruction and practice to use basic writing strategies when writing persuasive essays. Underlying these systems are the assumptions that students should be provided with initial instruction that breaks down the tasks into component skills and that deliberate practice should include active generation with meaningful feedback, all while remaining engaging. The implementation of these assumptions is complicated by the ill-defined natures of comprehension and writing and supported by the use of various natural language processing techniques. We argue that there is value in attempting to integrate empirically supported learning principles into educational activities, even when there is imperfect alignment between them. Examples from the design of iSTART-2 and Writing Pal guide this argument.

  19. Automated Lab-on-a-Chip Electrophoresis System

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    Willis, Peter A.; Mora, Maria; Greer, Harold F.; Fisher, Anita M.; Bryant, Sherrisse

    2012-01-01

    Capillary electrophoresis is an analytical technique that can be used to detect and quantify extremely small amounts of various biological molecules. In the search for biochemical traces of life on other planets, part of this search involves an examination of amino acids, which are the building blocks of life on Earth. The most sensitive method for detecting amino acids is the use of laser induced fluorescence. However, since amino acids do not, in general, fluoresce, they first must be reacted with a fluorescent dye label prior to analysis. After this process is completed, the liquid sample then must be transported into the electrophoresis system. If the system is to be reused multiple times, samples must be added and removed each time. In typical laboratories, this process is performed manually by skilled human operators using standard laboratory equipment. This level of human intervention is not possible if this technology is to be implemented on extraterrestrial targets. Microchip capillary electrophoresis (CE) combined with laser induced fluorescence detection (LIF) was selected as an extremely sensitive method to detect amino acids and other compounds that can be tagged with a fluorescent dye. It is highly desirable to package this technology into an integrated, autonomous, in situ instrument capable of performing CE-LIF on the surface of an extraterrestrial body. However, to be fully autonomous, the CE device must be able to perform a large number of sample preparation and analysis operations without the direct intervention of a human.

  20. Web-based e-learning and virtual lab of human-artificial immune system.

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    Gong, Tao; Ding, Yongsheng; Xiong, Qin

    2014-05-01

    Human immune system is as important in keeping the body healthy as the brain in supporting the intelligence. However, the traditional models of the human immune system are built on the mathematics equations, which are not easy for students to understand. To help the students to understand the immune systems, a web-based e-learning approach with virtual lab is designed for the intelligent system control course by using new intelligent educational technology. Comparing the traditional graduate educational model within the classroom, the web-based e-learning with the virtual lab shows the higher inspiration in guiding the graduate students to think independently and innovatively, as the students said. It has been found that this web-based immune e-learning system with the online virtual lab is useful for teaching the graduate students to understand the immune systems in an easier way and design their simulations more creatively and cooperatively. The teaching practice shows that the optimum web-based e-learning system can be used to increase the learning effectiveness of the students.

  1. Lab experiments for the study of social-ecological systems.

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    Janssen, Marco A; Holahan, Robert; Lee, Allen; Ostrom, Elinor

    2010-04-30

    Governance of social-ecological systems is a major policy problem of the contemporary era. Field studies of fisheries, forests, and pastoral and water resources have identified many variables that influence the outcomes of governance efforts. We introduce an experimental environment that involves spatial and temporal resource dynamics in order to capture these two critical variables identified in field research. Previous behavioral experiments of commons dilemmas have found that people are willing to engage in costly punishment, frequently generating increases in gross benefits, contrary to game-theoretical predictions based on a static pay-off function. Results in our experimental environment find that costly punishment is again used but lacks a gross positive effect on resource harvesting unless combined with communication. These findings illustrate the importance of careful generalization from the laboratory to the world of policy.

  2. Motor Type Test Data Acquisition System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的电机型式试验数据采集系统

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    孟超群

    2013-01-01

    设计了一种以LabVIEW作为开发工具的电机型式试验的数据采集系统.应用智能仪器对试验过程中的电参量和非电参量数据进行采集,通过相应的通信接口标准实现LabVIEW环境下上位机数据的传输与控制.实践表明该系统自动化程度高、操作简单、测试精度高、投入使用后效果良好.%The motor type test data acquisition system based on LabVIEW was designed.The Intelligent instruments were used to acquire the electrical parametric and non-electrical parameters during the test and the corresponding communication interface standard were adapted to fulfill the data transfer and instrument control in the LabVIEW environment.It was proved that this system had the advantages of high automation,simple operation and high accuracy and efficiency.Good effects were proved during the test.

  3. Microfluidics-Based Lab-on-Chip Systems in DNA-Based Biosensing: An Overview

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    Sabo Wada Dutse; Nor Azah Yusof

    2011-01-01

    Microfluidics-based lab-on-chip (LOC) systems are an active research area that is revolutionising high-throughput sequencing for the fast, sensitive and accurate detection of a variety of pathogens. LOCs also serve as portable diagnostic tools. The devices provide optimum control of nanolitre volumes of fluids and integrate various bioassay operations that allow the devices to rapidly sense pathogenic threat agents for environmental monitoring. LOC systems, such as microfluidic biochips, offe...

  4. Optical Character Recognition Based Speech Synthesis System Using LabVIEW

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    S.K. Singla

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Knowledge extraction by just listening to sounds is a distinctive property. Speech signal is more effective means of communication than text because blind and visually impaired persons can also respond to sounds. This paper aims to develop a cost effective, and user friendly optical character recognition (OCR based speech synthesis system. The OCR based speech synthesis system has been developed using Laboratory virtual instruments engineering workbench (LabVIEW 7.1.

  5. Air-condition Control System of Weaving Workshop Based on LabVIEW

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    Song, Jian

    The project of air-condition measurement and control system based on LabVIEW is put forward for the sake of controlling effectively the environmental targets in the weaving workshop. In this project, which is based on the virtual instrument technology and in which LabVIEW development platform by NI is adopted, the system is constructed on the basis of the virtual instrument technology. It is composed of the upper PC, central control nodes based on CC2530, sensor nodes, sensor modules and executive device. Fuzzy control algorithm is employed to achieve the accuracy control of the temperature and humidity. A user-friendly man-machine interaction interface is designed with virtual instrument technology at the core of the software. It is shown by experiments that the measurement and control system can run stably and reliably and meet the functional requirements for controlling the weaving workshop.

  6. A New PC and LabVIEW Package Based System for Electrochemical Investigations.

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    Stević, Zoran; Andjelković, Zoran; Antić, Dejan

    2008-03-15

    The paper describes a new PC and LabVIEW software package based system forelectrochemical research. An overview of well known electrochemical methods, such aspotential measurements, galvanostatic and potentiostatic method, cyclic voltammetry andEIS is given. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy has been adapted for systemscontaining large capacitances. For signal generation and recording of the response ofinvestigated electrochemical cell, a measurement and control system was developed, basedon a PC P4. The rest of the hardware consists of a commercially available AD-DA converterand an external interface for analog signal processing. The interface is a result of authorsown research. The software platform for desired measurement methods is LabVIEW 8.2package, which is regarded as a high standard in the area of modern virtual instruments. Thedeveloped system was adjusted, tested and compared with commercially available systemand ORCAD simulation.

  7. Technologies for autonomous integrated lab-on-chip systems for space missions

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    Nascetti, A.; Caputo, D.; Scipinotti, R.; de Cesare, G.

    2016-11-01

    Lab-on-chip devices are ideal candidates for use in space missions where experiment automation, system compactness, limited weight and low sample and reagent consumption are required. Currently, however, most microfluidic systems require external desktop instrumentation to operate and interrogate the chip, thus strongly limiting their use as stand-alone systems. In order to overcome the above-mentioned limitations our research group is currently working on the design and fabrication of "true" lab-on-chip systems that integrate in a single device all the analytical steps from the sample preparation to the detection without the need for bulky external components such as pumps, syringes, radiation sources or optical detection systems. Three critical points can be identified to achieve 'true' lab-on-chip devices: sample handling, analytical detection and signal transduction. For each critical point, feasible solutions are presented and evaluated. Proposed microfluidic actuation and control is based on electrowetting on dielectrics, autonomous capillary networks and active valves. Analytical detection based on highly specific chemiluminescent reactions is used to avoid external radiation sources. Finally, the integration on the same chip of thin film sensors based on hydrogenated amorphous silicon is discussed showing practical results achieved in different sensing tasks.

  8. Miniaturization of environmental chemical assays in flowing systems: The lab-on-a-valve approach vis-à-vis lab-on-a-chip microfluidic devices

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    Miró, Manuel; Hansen, Elo Harald

    2007-01-01

    The analytical capabilities of the microminiaturised lab-on-a-valve (LOV) module integrated into a microsequential injection (muSI) fluidic system in terms of analytical chemical performance, microfluidic handling and on-line sample processing are compared to those of the micro total analysis...... systems (muTAS), also termed lab-on-a-chip (LOC). This paper illustrates, via selected representative examples, the potentials of the LOV scheme vis-à-vis LOC microdevices for environmental assays. By means of user-friendly programmable flow and exploitation of the interplay between the thermodynamics...... and the kinetics of the chemical reactions at will, LOV allows accommodation of reactions which, at least at the present stage, are not feasible by application of microfluidic LOC systems. Thus, in LOV one may take advantage of kinetic discriminations schemes, where even subtle differences in reactions...

  9. Implementation of Modified Conjugate Gradient Algorithm and Analysis of Convergence in Electromagnetic Tomography Lab System

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    Li Liu

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Electromagnetic tomography technology is a new process tomography technology. The aim of this study is to develop a new image reconstruction algorithm suitable to electromagnetic tomography and verify its convergence. The advantages and development of electromagnetic tomography technology and image reconstruction algorithms are introduced briefly. Based on conjugate gradient algorithm, modified conjugate gradient algorithm for Electromagnetic Tomography (EMT is proposed. Convergence of the modified conjugate gradient algorithm is analyzed. In the light of the lab electromagnetic tomography system, modified conjugate gradient algorithm for reconstructing images is verified. By evaluation of image error and the relevance, regularization algorithm, Landweber algorithm, conjugate gradient algorithm and modified conjugate gradient algorithm are compared. It can draw the conclusion that for different flow patterns, modified conjugate gradient algorithm is superior to other algorithms in the 8 coils electromagnetic tomography lab system.

  10. Study on Hydraulic Control System of Rolling Mill Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的轧钢机液压控制系统研究

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    李文华; 张建卓; 李康康

    2012-01-01

    提出一种基于LabVIEW控制高速阀全开占空比,通过LabVIEW实时采集辊缝大小以作为反馈控制,同采集到的温度信号参数一起作为输入量,对轧钢机辊缝进行精确控制的思想.设计了流量控制策略与算法,并开发了LabVIEW程序框图和前面板.测试结果表明:高速阀全开过程中流过高速阀的液压油体积与实际所需的液压油体积拟合精度高,且形成了控制轧钢机辊缝的闭环控制系统.%A thought of controlling roll gap of rolling mill by controlling the duty cycle of full open of high-speed valve and collecting the roll gap as a feedback control together with the temperature signal as the input based on LabVIEW was proposed. The strategy and algorithm were designed. The LabVIEW block diagram and front panel were developed. The experiment shows that the volume of hydraulic oil flowing through the valve in the full open is closed to the practical required. And a closed-loop controlling system of controlling the roll gap of the rolling mill is formed.

  11. Design, fabrication and characterization of drug delivery systems based on lab-on-a-chip technology.

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    Nguyen, Nam-Trung; Shaegh, Seyed Ali Mousavi; Kashaninejad, Navid; Phan, Dinh-Tuan

    2013-11-01

    Lab-on-a-chip technology is an emerging field evolving from the recent advances of micro- and nanotechnologies. The technology allows the integration of various components into a single microdevice. Microfluidics, the science and engineering of fluid flow in microscale, is the enabling underlying concept for lab-on-a-chip technology. The present paper reviews the design, fabrication and characterization of drug delivery systems based on this amazing technology. The systems are categorized and discussed according to the scales at which the drug is administered. Starting with the fundamentals on scaling laws of mass transfer and basic fabrication techniques, the paper reviews and discusses drug delivery devices for cellular, tissue and organism levels. At the cellular level, a concentration gradient generator integrated with a cell culture platform is the main drug delivery scheme of interest. At the tissue level, the synthesis of smart particles as drug carriers using lab-on-a-chip technology is the main focus of recent developments. At the organism level, microneedles and implantable devices with fluid-handling components are the main drug delivery systems. For drug delivery to a small organism that can fit into a microchip, devices similar to those of cellular level can be used.

  12. 基于LabVIEW的风洞试验控制系统设计%Design of Wind Tunnel Test Control System Based on LabVIEW

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    李娜; 王晓荣

    2011-01-01

    According to requirements of wind tunnel test, a performance test system for compact heat exchangers was presented. The system has the function of test, data acquisition, data storage and analysis, and takes LabVIEW as the developer tool to have virtual instrument and testing technology combined.%按照风洞试验系统的试验要求,使用LabVIEW作为开发工具,将虚拟仪器技术与测试技术结合起来,建立了集试验系统、数据采集、存储与分析为一体的紧凑式换热嚣性能测试系统.

  13. 基于LabVIEW的火炮振动测试分析系统%Artillery Vibration Measurement and Analysis System Based on LabVIEW

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    张华; 管红根; 桂成兵

    2012-01-01

    Aiming at the influence problem of traditional artillery vibration test system to various interference factor under adverse launch environment, a vibration testing analysis system based on LabVIEW is designed. Adopt virtual programming software LabVIEW, based on the process vibration signal acquisition and processing technology, supplemented by the virtual instrument technology and computer technology, design the virtual vibration test and analysis of artillery system constitution and software constitution, and use hammer hitting method to make hammer hitting test for artillery's pipeline. The experimental results indicate that the virtual artillery vibration test system is well of artillery running, with higher precision and stability, can reduce the cost of artillery vibration test.%针对在恶劣的发射环境下,各种干扰因素对火炮的传统测试系统影响较大等问题,设计一种基于LabVIEW的振动测试分析系统.采用虚拟编程软件LabVIEW,以工程振动信号采集和处理技术为基础,辅以虚拟技术和计算机技术,对虚拟火炮振动测试分析系统的构成及软件构成进行设计,并用锤击法对火炮身管进行锤击测试验证.实验结果表明:该虚拟火炮振动测试分析系统运行结果良好,具有较高的测试精度和稳定性,能降低火炮振动测试成本.

  14. LabView平台下电源测控系统的实现%Development of Power Control System Using LabView Platform

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    顾苗; 刘晓雷; 李娜; 詹海洋; 刘畅

    2012-01-01

    According to large-scale powers control requirement in thermal vacuum test device, based on the original heat flux system design, a power control system was redesigned using LabView platform. Not only can this system realize conventional configuration and control of large-scale power flexibly and control thermal cases, but also can update its software modularized to adapt the power hardware replacement. The working principle, hardware, and software structure of the control system were introduced. Host computer automatic control software based on LabView platform was introduced with emphasis.%针对真空热试验设备中大规模电源测控的需求,在原有的外热流系统基础上,利用LabView平台重新设计了电源测控系统.该系统能够实现传统的大规模电源系统的灵活自动配置与控制,达到控制真空热试验设备中要求工况的目的,实现该电源测控系统软件的模块化更新,便捷地应对更换新型硬件电源所带来的软件更新需求.介绍了该电源测控系统的开发,包括其工作原理、硬件结构以及软件结构,重点介绍了LabView平台下的上位自动控制软件的设计.

  15. Auto-tuning system for NMR probe with LabView

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    Quen, Carmen; Mateo, Olivia; Bernal, Oscar

    2013-03-01

    Typical manual NMR-tuning method is not suitable for broadband spectra spanning several megahertz linewidths. Among the main problems encountered during manual tuning are pulse-power reproducibility, baselines, and transmission line reflections, to name a few. We present a design of an auto-tuning system using graphic programming language, LabVIEW, to minimize these problems. The program is designed to analyze the detected power signal of an antenna near the NMR probe and use this analysis to automatically tune the sample coil to match the impedance of the spectrometer (50 Ω). The tuning capacitors of the probe are controlled by a stepper motor through a LabVIEW/computer interface. Our program calculates the area of the power signal as an indicator to control the motor so disconnecting the coil to tune it through a network analyzer is unnecessary. Work supported by NSF-DMR 1105380

  16. [A design of simple ventilator control system based on LabVIEW].

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    Pei, Baoqing; Xu, Shengwei; Li, Hui; Li, Deyu; Pei, Yidong; He, Haixing

    2011-01-01

    This paper designed a ventilator control system to control proportional valves and motors. It used LabVIEW to control the object mentioned above and design ,validate, evaluate arithmetic, and establish hardware in loop platform. There are two system' s hierarchies. The high layer was used to run non-real time program and the low layer was used to run real time program. The two layers communicated through TCP/IP net. The program can be divided into several modules, which can be expanded and maintained easily. And the harvest in the prototype designing can be seamlessly used to embedded products. From all above, this system was useful in employing OEM products.

  17. 基于LabVIEW的电机自动测试系统%Motor Automatic Testing System Based on the LabVIEW

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    刘龙; 于忠亚

    2011-01-01

    虚拟仪器是现代计算机技术和仪器技术相结合的产物,把虚拟仪器引入实验教学已成为一种必然趋势。基于虚拟仪器技术,针对目前电机性能测试中存在的操作复杂,准确度和效率低等问题,提出了一种基于LabVIEW的硬件组成和软件设计的电机试验系统。该系统通过采集电机的电压和电流等参数,利用LabVIEW软件设计开发了电机调速和测速系统,得到电机的各项性能参数。实践证明该系统具有操作简单,准确度高和效率高等特点。%Virtual instrument is the outcome of modern computer technology and instrument technique,and the introduction of virtual instrument into the experimental teaching has become an inevitable trend.With the virtual instrument technology,this paper proposes the motor testing system based on the LabVIEW hardware composition and software design,in view of the drawbacks of present motor performance testing,such as complex operation,low accuracy and efficiency.Various performance parameters of motor can be got through collecting the parameters of electric pressure and current,using the LabVIEW software and developing motor speed control and gun system.It is proved that this system has the advantages of simple operation,high accuracy and efficiency.

  18. Vision Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Vision Lab personnel perform research, development, testing and evaluation of eye protection and vision performance. The lab maintains and continues to develop...

  19. Data Collection System for Laser Power Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的激光功率数据采集系统

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    薛竣文; 裴雪丹; 苏秉华; 孙鲁; 赵慧元; 苏禹

    2012-01-01

    Based on LabVIEW graphic design language a data collection system for laser power is designed to solve the problem of diode-pumped all-solid-state laser long term stability of laser power.Laser power meter used to convert optical parameter to electric parameter is designed by silicon photocell.The filter,attenuation glass and ground glass have to be selected carefully in order to make the photocell work in the unsaturated linear region.A micro control unit of STC89C52RC is used to manage the signal.The computer communicates with micro control unit by serial mode.Data collection interface is programmed by LabVIEW.The data collection system for the long term stability of laser power is realized at last.%针对全固体激光器的长期功率稳定性检测问题,设计并实现了基于LabVIEW图形设计语言的激光功率数据采集系统。采用光电池制作的激光功率计来实现光功率到电学参量的转换,通过合理的选取激光功率计的滤光片、衰减片和毛玻璃,保证光电池工作在非饱和的线性区。使用STC89C52RC单片机对采集到的信号进行处理,计算机与单片机采用串口通讯,数据采集界面程序采用LabVIEW编写,最终实现了激光功率长期稳定性监测系统的设计、调试与制作。

  20. A LabVIEW-Based Virtual Instrument System for Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

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    Wu, Qijun; Wang, Lufei; Zu, Lily

    2011-01-01

    We report the design and operation of a Virtual Instrument (VI) system based on LabVIEW 2009 for laser-induced fluorescence experiments. This system achieves synchronous control of equipment and acquisition of real-time fluorescence data communicating with a single computer via GPIB, USB, RS232, and parallel ports. The reported VI system can also accomplish data display, saving, and analysis, and printing the results. The VI system performs sequences of operations automatically, and this system has been successfully applied to obtain the excitation and dispersion spectra of α-methylnaphthalene. The reported VI system opens up new possibilities for researchers and increases the efficiency and precision of experiments. The design and operation of the VI system are described in detail in this paper, and the advantages that this system can provide are highlighted.

  1. 应用LabVIEW RT开发实时测试系统%Development of Real Time Test System Applying LabVIEW RT

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    李雯; 肖凯

    2003-01-01

    LabVIEW是一种优秀的图形化编程语言,而LabVIEWRT是它面向实时应用的扩展.本文剖析了LabVIEW RT硬件和软件体系结构,介绍主机LabVIEW程序与RT嵌入程序通讯的两种方法,提出LabVIEW RT应用程序的开发流程.

  2. Highly-integrated lab-on-chip system for point-of-care multiparameter analysis.

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    Schumacher, Soeren; Nestler, Jörg; Otto, Thomas; Wegener, Michael; Ehrentreich-Förster, Eva; Michel, Dirk; Wunderlich, Kai; Palzer, Silke; Sohn, Kai; Weber, Achim; Burgard, Matthias; Grzesiak, Andrzej; Teichert, Andreas; Brandenburg, Albrecht; Koger, Birgit; Albers, Jörg; Nebling, Eric; Bier, Frank F

    2012-02-07

    A novel innovative approach towards a marketable lab-on-chip system for point-of-care in vitro diagnostics is reported. In a consortium of seven Fraunhofer Institutes a lab-on-chip system called "Fraunhofer ivD-platform" has been established which opens up the possibility for an on-site analysis at low costs. The system features a high degree of modularity and integration. Modularity allows the adaption of common and established assay types of various formats. Integration lets the system move from the laboratory to the point-of-need. By making use of the microarray format the lab-on-chip system also addresses new trends in biomedicine. Research topics such as personalized medicine or companion diagnostics show that multiparameter analyses are an added value for diagnostics, therapy as well as therapy control. These goals are addressed with a low-cost and self-contained cartridge, since reagents, microfluidic actuators and various sensors are integrated within the cartridge. In combination with a fully automated instrumentation (read-out and processing unit) a diagnostic assay can be performed in about 15 min. Via a user-friendly interface the read-out unit itself performs the assay protocol, data acquisition and data analysis. So far, example assays for nucleic acids (detection of different pathogens) and protein markers (such as CRP and PSA) have been established using an electrochemical read-out based on redoxcycling or an optical read-out based on total internal reflectance fluorescence (TIRF). It could be shown that the assay performance within the cartridge is similar to that found for the same assay in a microtiter plate. Furthermore, recent developments are the integration of sample preparation and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on-chip. Hence, the instrument is capable of providing heating-and-cooling cycles necessary for DNA-amplification. In addition to scientific aspects also the production of such a lab-on-chip system was part of the development since

  3. Technological process supervising using vision systems cooperating with the LabVIEW vision builder

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    Hryniewicz, P.; Banaś, W.; Gwiazda, A.; Foit, K.; Sękala, A.; Kost, G.

    2015-11-01

    One of the most important tasks in the production process is to supervise its proper functioning. Lack of required supervision over the production process can lead to incorrect manufacturing of the final element, through the production line downtime and hence to financial losses. The worst result is the damage of the equipment involved in the manufacturing process. Engineers supervise the production flow correctness use the great range of sensors supporting the supervising of a manufacturing element. Vision systems are one of sensors families. In recent years, thanks to the accelerated development of electronics as well as the easier access to electronic products and attractive prices, they become the cheap and universal type of sensors. These sensors detect practically all objects, regardless of their shape or even the state of matter. The only problem is considered with transparent or mirror objects, detected from the wrong angle. Integrating the vision system with the LabVIEW Vision and the LabVIEW Vision Builder it is possible to determine not only at what position is the given element but also to set its reorientation relative to any point in an analyzed space. The paper presents an example of automated inspection. The paper presents an example of automated inspection of the manufacturing process in a production workcell using the vision supervising system. The aim of the work is to elaborate the vision system that could integrate different applications and devices used in different production systems to control the manufacturing process.

  4. Cone-beam micro-CT system based on LabVIEW software.

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    Ionita, Ciprian N; Hoffmann, Keneth R; Bednarek, Daniel R; Chityala, Ravishankar; Rudin, Stephen

    2008-09-01

    Construction of a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system for laboratory research usually requires integration of different software and hardware components. As a result, building and operating such a complex system require the expertise of researchers with significantly different backgrounds. Additionally, writing flexible code to control the hardware components of a CBCT system combined with designing a friendly graphical user interface (GUI) can be cumbersome and time consuming. An intuitive and flexible program structure, as well as the program GUI for CBCT acquisition, is presented in this note. The program was developed in National Instrument's Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) graphical language and is designed to control a custom-built CBCT system but has been also used in a standard angiographic suite. The hardware components are commercially available to researchers and are in general provided with software drivers which are LabVIEW compatible. The program structure was designed as a sequential chain. Each step in the chain takes care of one or two hardware commands at a time; the execution of the sequence can be modified according to the CBCT system design. We have scanned and reconstructed over 200 specimens using this interface and present three examples which cover different areas of interest encountered in laboratory research. The resulting 3D data are rendered using a commercial workstation. The program described in this paper is available for use or improvement by other researchers.

  5. Wings: A New Paradigm in Human-Centered Design

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    Schutte, Paul C.

    1997-01-01

    Many aircraft accidents/incidents investigations cite crew error as a causal factor (Boeing Commercial Airplane Group 1996). Human factors experts suggest that crew error has many underlying causes and should be the start of an accident investigation and not the end. One of those causes, the flight deck design, is correctable. If a flight deck design does not accommodate the human's unique abilities and deficits, crew error may simply be the manifestation of this mismatch. Pilots repeatedly report that they are "behind the aircraft" , i.e., they do not know what the automated aircraft is doing or how the aircraft is doing it until after the fact. Billings (1991) promotes the concept of "human-centered automation"; calling on designers to allocate appropriate control and information to the human. However, there is much ambiguity regarding what it mean's to be human-centered. What often are labeled as "human-centered designs" are actually designs where a human factors expert has been involved in the design process or designs where tests have shown that humans can operate them. While such designs may be excellent, they do not represent designs that are systematically produced according to some set of prescribed methods and procedures. This paper describes a design concept, called Wings, that offers a clearer definition for human-centered design. This new design concept is radically different from current design processes in that the design begins with the human and uses the human body as a metaphor for designing the aircraft. This is not because the human is the most important part of the aircraft (certainly the aircraft would be useless without lift and thrust), but because he is the least understood, the least programmable, and one of the more critical elements. The Wings design concept has three properties: a reversal in the design process, from aerodynamics-, structures-, and propulsion-centered to truly human-centered; a design metaphor that guides function

  6. Detection and analysis system for hybridization images of lab-in-a-tube microarray

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    LIU Quanjun; ZHOU Qin; BAI Yunfei; GE Qinyu; LU Zuhong

    2005-01-01

    A lab-in-a-tube microarray system is developed for sample inspection and signal detection by fabricating a flat transparent window cap of the Eppendorf tube. The oli- gonucleotide microarray is immobilized on the inner surface of the cap. A small vessel is placed in an Eppendorf tube for storing hybridization solutions. With the microarray system, the full biochemical processes, including gene fragment amplification, fluorescence labeling, hybridization, and fluorescence detection, have been performed in the sealed tube without opening the cap. The images are obtained from a fluorescence microscope and captured by a CCD, and the data are transported to a computer through the universal serial bus (USB). After noise reduction, signal intensity is determined from hybridization image and the presence of gene fragments is identified. The final data output includes sample information, process steps, and hybridization results. A lab-in- a-tube microarray system for detecting ten respiratory viruses at a single detection is designed. High detection throug- hput and accuracy have been demonstrated with the system.

  7. Fully integrated optical system for lab-on-a-chip applications

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    Balslev, Søren; Olsen, Brian Bilenberg; Geschke, Oliver

    2004-01-01

    We present a lab-on-a-chip device featuring a microfluidic dye laser, wave-guides, microfluidic components and photo-detectors integrated on the chip. The microsystem is designed for wavelength selective absorption measurements in the visible range on a fluidic sample, which can be prepared....../mixed on-chip. The laser structures, wave-guides and micro-fluidic handling system are defined in a single UV-lithography step on a 10 μm thick SU-8 layer on top of the substrate. The SU-8 structures are sealed by a Borofloat glass lid, using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) adhesive bonding....

  8. A New Remote Monitoring System Application in Laser Power Based on LabVIEW

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    Liu Gaoqiang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new remote monitoring system based on LabVIEW was proposed to measure laser power automatically and remotely. This system consists of four basic components: an DH-JG2 optical power meter, a NI-USB 6008 data acquisition card, a personal computer (PC, and HP laserJet 1020 Plus printer. Since power output of laser is generally so unstable that abnormal work situation could not retroaction to inspectors right away, new system was designed to solve this problem. The detection system realized function of remote control by TCP protocol and mobile phone. Laser power curve that is measured by detection system demonstrated that the design has a good performance in real-time detection and operability.

  9. Design of Monitoring System for Air Compressors Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的压风机组监控系统设计

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    李高磊; 郑晓亮

    2015-01-01

    Mainly research the monitoring system for mine air compressors ,with the base of the analysis of characteristics of the existing unit air compressors on the basis of the monitoring system, a compressed air unit online monitoring system based on LabVIEW has been set up. The system consists of sensors, signal acquisition card, PLC, inverter and PC monitor screen. Realization of the state unit of the wind pressure parameters real-time online acquisition, real-time control, storage, display and warning, and rely on DataSocket technology enables remote monitoring.%以煤矿压风机组监控系统为研究对象,在分析现有压风机组监控系统特点的基础上,搭建了基于LabVIEW的压风机组在线监控系统。该系统包括传感器、信号采集卡、PLC、变频器和上位机监控界面。实现了对压风机组的状态参数的实时在线采集、实时控制、存储、显示与预警,并依靠DataSocket技术实现了远程监控。

  10. 基于LabVIEW的人体生理参数采集系统设计%Design of LabVIEW-based acquisition system for human physiological parameters

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    张凌飞; 王圣禹; 郑黄敏; 王雪梅

    2014-01-01

    In order to enable people to understand their own physiological parameters in time,a human physiological pa-rameter acquisition system based on virtual instrument was designed. The method to compile system software with LabVIEW, the system hardware composed of sensor,alignment circuit and data acquisition card as well as the method to display the temper-ature,pulse wave and heart rate on the PC screen are described in this paper briefly. Experimental results shows that this sys-tem achieves good effect.%为了使人们能更加及时地了解自己的一些生理参数,设计了一种基于虚拟仪器的人体生理参数采集系统。在此简单叙述了利用LabVIEW编写系统软件,由传感器、调理电路和数据采集卡构成系统硬件,并将采集到体温、脉搏波和心率显示在PC机上的原理和方法。通过实践,系统达到了较好的效果。

  11. Design and Application of Strain Measurement System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的应变测量系统的设计与应用

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    马志燕

    2014-01-01

    A system of strain measurement based on virtual instrument is designed,and it com-bines the advantages of virtual instrument and Lab VIEW software.Based on the principle of strain measurement,hardware and software framework of strain measurement system is designed case study in test of warp tension,and The advantages of this measuring system is verified over traditional sys-tems.Results show that the system has advantages of simple structure,convenient operation,and which can give full play to the powerful advantage of computer in data calculation,transmission,stor-age and display.%结合虚拟仪器及其 LabVIEW软件的优点,设计了一种基于虚拟仪器的应变测量系统。在应变测量原理的基础上,以经纱张力测试为例设计了应变测量系统的软硬件结构,验证了该测量系统较传统系统的优越性。结果表明,系统硬件结构简单,操作方便,同时能够充分发挥计算机在数据计算、传输、存储和显示等方面的巨大优势。

  12. Remote Fault Information Acquisition and Diagnosis System of the Combine Harvester Based on LabVIEW

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    Chen, Jin; Wu, Pei; Xu, Kai

    Most combine harvesters have not be equipped with online fault diagnosis system. A fault information acquisition and diagnosis system of the Combine Harvester based on LabVIEW is designed, researched and developed. Using ARM development board, by collecting many sensors' signals, this system can achieve real-time measurement, collection, displaying and analysis of different parts of combine harvesters. It can also realize detection online of forward velocity, roller speed, engine temperature, etc. Meanwhile the system can judge the fault location. A new database function is added so that we can search the remedial measures to solve the faults and also we can add new faults to the database. So it is easy to take precautions against before the combine harvester breaking down then take measures to service the harvester.

  13. Human-centered incubator: beyond a design concept

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    Goossens, R.H.M.; Willemsen, H.

    2013-01-01

    We read with interest the paper by Ferris and Shepley1 on a human-centered design project with university students on neonatal incubators. It is interesting to see that in the design solutions and concepts as presented by Ferris and Shepley,1 human-centered design played an important role. In 2005,

  14. Students' Ways of Experiencing Human-Centered Design

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    Zoltowski, Carla B.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the qualitatively different ways which students experienced human-centered design. The findings of this research are important in developing effective design learning experiences and have potential impact across design education. This study provides the basis for being able to assess learning of human-centered design which…

  15. Embedded System and Robotic Education in a Blended Learning Environment Utilizing Remote and Virtual Labs in the Cloud, Accompanied by ‘Robotic HomeLab Kit’

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    Sven Seiler

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available It is impossible to imagine everyday life without embedded devices and robotic applications, as they are utilized in almost every nowadays technical product. And there is a frantic need of well-educated developers, designers and programmers to handle and further evolve this existing technology. The domain itself is in a big change because the borders of pure ICT and embedded system are fusing and according to this process new methods for teaching these disciplines are necessary. It is important that ICT education will become more and more to real systems education, instead of just computer software programming, but in most curricula these two domains are still separated. The paper addresses a novel and implemented solution for teaching and learning of Robotics and embedded systems, while setting in remote labs and modern Internet technology into overall learning process. The proposed concept builds the bridge for a simple and logical study process by utilizing ICT for controlling and understanding real word processes and situations. The introduced blended learning concept covers several educational levels, starting from first and second level education up to university education and life-long learning. The solution is covered with hands-on mobile hardware kits, collaborative e-tools and remote labs. The focus in this paper is on the integration of the overall concept and an evaluation of the given courses.

  16. Open web system of Virtual labs for nuclear and applied physics

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    Saldikov, I. S.; Afanasyev, V. V.; Petrov, V. I.; Ternovykh, M. Yu

    2017-01-01

    An example of virtual lab work on unique experimental equipment is presented. The virtual lab work is software based on a model of real equipment. Virtual labs can be used for educational process in nuclear safety and analysis field. As an example it includes the virtual lab called “Experimental determination of the material parameter depending on the pitch of a uranium-water lattice”. This paper included general description of this lab. A description of a database on the support of laboratory work on unique experimental equipment which is included this work, its concept development are also presented.

  17. A Smart Mobile Lab-on-Chip-Based Medical Diagnostics System Architecture Designed For Evolvability

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    Patou, François; Dimaki, Maria; Svendsen, Winnie Edith

    2015-01-01

    Unprecedented knowledge levels in life sciences along with technological advances in micro- and nanotechnologies and microfluidics have recently conditioned the advent of Lab-on-Chip (LoC) devices for In-Vitro Medical Testing (IVMT). Combined with smart-mobile technologies, LoCs are pervasively...... giving rise to opportunities to better diagnose disease, predict and monitor personalised treatment efficacy, or provide healthcare decision-making support at the Point-of-Care (PoC). Although made increasingly available to the consumer market, the adoption of LoC-based PoC In-Vitro Medical Testing (IVMT......) systems is still in its infancy. This attrition partly pertains to the intricacy of designing and developing complex systems, destined to be used sporadically, in a fast-pace evolving technological paradigm. System evolvability is therefore key in the design process and constitutes the main motivation...

  18. 基于LabView的煤矿突水监测系统数据处理系统的设计%Design of Data Processing System of Water Inrush Monitoring System of Coal Mine Based on LabView

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    范烨; 崔建明

    2012-01-01

    Using G graphical programming language and data flow writing programs, LabView is intuitive and visual. In this paper, LabView development module is used to develop human-computer interface of mining water inrush monitoring system. Data storage, analysis, processing and graphics display is achieved by LabView, so as to realize real-time condition monitoring, fault diagnosing and timely alarming about coal mine water bursting situation.%LabView使用图形化编程语言G编写程序,采用数据流编程方式,具有直观、形象的特点。本文运用LabView开发模块对煤矿突水监测系统进行人机界面的开发。由LabView实现上位机的数据存储、分析、处理、图表显示等功能,从而达到对煤矿突水情况的实时状态监测、故障诊断和及时报警。

  19. 基于LabVIEW的汽车ABS测试系统设计%Design of ABS Testing System Based on LabVIEW

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    张文广; 杜春臣; 司利增

    2012-01-01

    ABS是汽车的一种重要主动安全装置.以图形化编程软件LabVIEW为核心,结合数据采集卡,设计了汽车ABS测试系统.该系统能够实现制动车速、制动距离、角速度、滑移率等性能参数的实时显示与存储,便于对ABS性能进行分析以及对控制算法进行优化改进,从而为开发和研制汽车防抱死制动系统提供了测试依据.%ABS is an important active safety device in a vehicle. This paper uses the graphical programming software LabVIEW as the core and combines the data acquisition card to design the car ABS testing system. The braking performance real-time display and storage such as braking speed, braking distance, angular velocity and slip rate can be realized ,in order analyze the ABS performance and improve the control algorithm. Form this the testing basis is provided for the development of automobile anti-lock braking system and its research.

  20. LabVIEW应用于自动控制系统的内存管理%LabVIEW Used in the Automatic Control System Memory Management

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    赵静; 张宁宁

    2014-01-01

    介绍了几种LabVIEW编程内存优化的方法,文中以自动控制系统为例,介绍了在进行自动控制系统编程时所要注意的几个方面。此外,本文还介绍了几个有用的内存检查工具。很好地应用这些方法,能够提高程序的运行效率,便于程序的内存管理。%This paper describes several methods about LabVIEW programming memory optimization. Based on the automatic control system, introduction is given on several aspects in programming the automatic control system:dynamic invocation VI;mandatory use of type conversion;memory leak prevention; array memory allocation; using global variables and so on. In addition, the paper describes several useful memory checkers. These methods can improve the operating efficiency of the program and make the program' s memory management easier.

  1. 基于Lab VIEW的虚拟光伏实验系统设计%Design of virtual photovoltaic experimental system based on LabVIEW

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    李志军; 刘爽; 张轩涛; 秦晓雪; 刘汉征

    2016-01-01

    The experimental system of virtual photovoltaic was built based on virtual LabVIEW software technology,by using the characteristics of photovoltaic cell and its mathematical model,and the photovoltaic cell characteristics,photovoltaic power generation process,virtual photovoltaic MPPT and other teaching links to demonstrate the process of experiment were designed and implemented.The virtual photovoltaic experimental system is convenient and reliable,and the image of the experimental interface is friendly.Because it gets rid of the hardware limit,it is safe and economical to realize the experimental teaching and scientific research work.%基于 LabVIEW软件技术,利用光伏电池的特性及其数学模型,构建了虚拟光伏实验系统,设计并实现了光伏电池特性、光伏发电过程、虚拟 MPPT等多种教学环节演示实验。虚拟光伏实验系统使用方便、可靠,实验界面形象、友好。由于不受硬件条件限制,可以安全、经济地进行各项实验教学和科研工作。

  2. Research of GIPB bus test and control system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的GPIB总线测控系统研究

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    马辉; 邢超

    2012-01-01

    在实验研究中经常会同时需要用到多种不同性质的仪器,完成电源控制、信号发生器、数据采集和显示等实际任务,在此详述了一种基于基于LabVIEW的GPIB总线测控系统的组成与程序设计,与传统方法相比该系统提高了测试速度,方便了分析、存储数据.对从事自动测试软件设计者具有极高的参考价值.%a variety of different nature instruments are often needed simultaneously during the experimental study to complete the actual tasks of power control, signal generation, data acquisition and display, etc. The composition and program design of GPIB bus test and control system based on LabVIEW are elaborated in this paper. Compared with traditional methods, this system enhanced the testing speed and simplified the data analysis and storage. The research result has a certain reference value to the relevant designers engaged in autometic testing software design.

  3. [Lab-on-a-chip systems in the point-of-care diagnostics].

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    Szabó, Barnabás; Borbíró, András; Fürjes, Péter

    2015-12-27

    The need in modern medicine for near-patient diagnostics being able to accelerate therapeutic decisions and possibly replacing laboratory measurements is significantly growing. Reliable and cost-effective bioanalytical measurement systems are required which - acting as a micro-laboratory - contain integrated biomolecular recognition, sensing, signal processing and complex microfluidic sample preparation modules. These micro- and nanofabricated Lab-on-a-chip systems open new perspectives in the diagnostic supply chain, since they are able even for quantitative, high-precision and immediate analysis of special disease specific molecular markers or their combinations from a single drop of sample. Accordingly, crucial requirements regarding the instruments and the analytical methods are the high selectivity, extremely low detection limit, short response time and integrability into the healthcare information networks. All these features can make the hierarchical examination chain shorten, and revolutionize laboratory diagnostics, evolving a brand new situation in therapeutic intervention.

  4. Microfluidics-Based Lab-on-Chip Systems in DNA-Based Biosensing: An Overview

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Microfluidics-based lab-on-chip (LOC systems are an active research area that is revolutionising high-throughput sequencing for the fast, sensitive and accurate detection of a variety of pathogens. LOCs also serve as portable diagnostic tools. The devices provide optimum control of nanolitre volumes of fluids and integrate various bioassay operations that allow the devices to rapidly sense pathogenic threat agents for environmental monitoring. LOC systems, such as microfluidic biochips, offer advantages compared to conventional identification procedures that are tedious, expensive and time consuming. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of the need for devices that are easy to operate, sensitive, fast, portable and sufficiently reliable to be used as complementary tools for the control of pathogenic agents that damage the environment.

  5. A novel single-step, multipoint calibration method for instrumented Lab-on-Chip systems

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    Pfreundt, Andrea; Patou, François; Zulfiqar, Azeem

    2014-01-01

    Despite recent and substantial advances in biosensing, information and communication, and Lab-on-Chip (LoC) technologies, the success of Point-of-Care (PoC) diagnostics and monitoring systems is still challenged by stringent requirements for robustness, cost-effectiveness, and system integration...... specifically addresses the important interfaces between a novel microfluidic unit to integrate the sensor array and a mobile-device hardware accessory. A multi-point calibration curve is obtained by generating a defined set of reference concentrations from a single input. By consecutively splitting the flow...... perpendicular to the diffusion interface only one mixing step is required for each of the generated calibration solutions. This results in a compact design with a very small footprint of the microfluidic layout....

  6. Microfluidics-based lab-on-chip systems in DNA-based biosensing: an overview.

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    Dutse, Sabo Wada; Yusof, Nor Azah

    2011-01-01

    Microfluidics-based lab-on-chip (LOC) systems are an active research area that is revolutionising high-throughput sequencing for the fast, sensitive and accurate detection of a variety of pathogens. LOCs also serve as portable diagnostic tools. The devices provide optimum control of nanolitre volumes of fluids and integrate various bioassay operations that allow the devices to rapidly sense pathogenic threat agents for environmental monitoring. LOC systems, such as microfluidic biochips, offer advantages compared to conventional identification procedures that are tedious, expensive and time consuming. This paper aims to provide a broad overview of the need for devices that are easy to operate, sensitive, fast, portable and sufficiently reliable to be used as complementary tools for the control of pathogenic agents that damage the environment.

  7. Microelectromagnet for magnetic manipulation in lab-on-a-chip systems

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    Smistrup, Kristian; Tang, P.T.; Hansen, Ole

    2006-01-01

    We demonstrate a simple scheme for fabrication of microelectromagnets consisting of planar spiral coils semi-encapsulated in soft magnetic yokes using conventional microfabrication techniques. The microelectromagnets are suitable for applications operating at frequencies below 250 kHz. Conventional...... fabrication schemes for planar microelectromagnets typically rely on five mask steps. We allow the current to flow in the soft magnetic yoke and thereby two mask steps are eliminated. We have characterized the electromagnets electrically, the results agree well with theory, and the implications arising from...... current flowing in the magnetic yoke are discussed. We have integrated the microelectromagnets with microfluidic channels, and demonstrated separation of commercially available magnetic beads from a fluid in a microfluidic system, i.e. a lab-on-a-chip system....

  8. PC-LabView Based Control System in SAGA-LS

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    Ohgaki, Hideaki; Koda, Shigeru; Takabayashi, Yuichi; Tomimasu, Takio; Toyokawa, Hiroyuki; Yoshida, Katuhide

    2005-01-01

    A control system for SAGA Synchrotron Light Source (SAGA-LS) has been constructed. SAGA-LS is a small-medium size light source and is run by local government, which means there are a few number of staff in the laboratory. Thus the control system must be simple and robust, while inexpensive, easy to develop and maintain. The basic ideas of the system are 1) using PCs to build a low cost control system, 2) using off-shelf devices, FieldPoint (National Instrument) and PLCs, (FA-M3, Yokogawa), for robust and replaceable system, 3) using LabView for a quick in-house system development, 4) using channel access protocol between server and client to transparent from regular EPICS utilities, 5) using ActiveX CA to emulate the CA protocol. About 1,000 PVs are employed to control the magnet power supplies, the RF control sub-system, vacuum monitors, BPM data and several LCW data. The system has been operated and tuned at the beginning of the commissioning, spring 2004. MySQL database system also archives data to assist ...

  9. Transfer of tracers and pesticides in lab scale wetland systems: the role of vegetation

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    Durst, R.; Imfeld, G.; Lange, J.

    2012-04-01

    Surface wetlands can collect contaminated runoff from urban or agricultural catchments and have intrinsic physical, chemical and biological retention and removal processes useful for mitigating contaminants, including pesticides, and thus limiting the contamination of aquatic ecosystems. Yet little is known about the transfer of pesticides between wetlands collecting pesticides runoff and groundwater, and the subsequent threat of groundwater contamination. In particular, the influence of wetland vegetation and related processes during pesticide transfer is largely unknown. Here we evaluate the transfer of the widely used herbicide Isoproturon (IPU) and the fungicide Metalaxyl (MTX) with that of Uranine (UR) and Sulphorhodamine (SRB) in a vegetated and a non-vegetated lab-scale wetland. UR and SRB had successfully served as a reference for pesticides in surface wetlands. We filled two 65 cm long and 15 cm diameter borosilicate columns with sediment cores from a wetland, one without and one with vegetation (Phragmites australis, Cav.). When a constant flow-through rate of 0.33 ml min-1 was reached, tracers and pesticides were injected simultaneously and continuously. The hydrological mass balance and tracer concentrations were measured daily at the outlet of the lab-scale wetland. Samples for pesticides and hydrochemical analyses were collected biweekly. The lab-scale wetlands were covered to limit evaporation and light decay of injected compounds. The reactive transfer of compounds in the vegetated and non-vegetated lab-scale wetland was compared based on breakthrough curves (BTC's) and model parameters of the lumped parameter model CXTFIT. The hydrologic balance revealed that the intensity of transpiration and hence plant activity in the lab-scale wetlands progressively decreased and then apparently ceased after about eight days following continuous pesticide injection. In this first phase, no significant difference in the hydrologic balances could be observed

  10. Design of Bar Code Automatic Printing System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的条码自动打印系统设计

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    周先飞; 李敏; 杨会伟

    2016-01-01

    汽车行业中各个设备都来自不同的供应商,要实现产品溯源需从条码去区别。针对汽车大灯产品检测系统之后的自动打印条码,实现检测过程的自动化要求。提出了采用单片机制作的数据采集卡和LabVIEW建立的上位机软件,实现对检测完好的产品进行条码的自动打印输出,在上位机中可以对不同型号的产品进行条码的切换,在生产线上具有完全自动化功能,经现场使用,稳定性良好。%In automotive industry ,each equipment comes from different suppliers ,it needs bar codes to distinguish the products. Towards the automatic printing of bar codes after testing of headlight product , the paper realizes the automation of testing process. This paper presents MCU for DAQ and labVIEV for upper computer softwave ,to realize the automatic printing of bar codes tested ,it can change the bar codes in upper computer for differen products. The system has automation function ,and has good stability proved by field use.

  11. Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia utilizing the BrainLAB Novalis system.

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    Zahra, Hadi; Teh, Bin S; Paulino, Arnold C; Yoshor, Daniel; Trask, Todd; Baskin, David; Butler, E Brian

    2009-12-01

    Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is one of the least invasive treatments for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). To date, most reports have been about Cobalt-based treatments (i.e., Gamma Knife) with limited data on image-guided stereotactic linear accelerator treatments. We describe our initial experience of using BrainLAB Novalis stereotactic system for the radiosurgical treatment of TN. A total of 20 patients were treated between July 2004 and February 2007. Each SRS procedure was performed using the BrainLAB Novalis System. Thin cuts MRI images of 1.5 mm thickness were acquired and fused with the simulation CT of each patient. Majority of the patients received a maximum dose of 90 Gy. The median brainstem dose to 1.0 cc and 0.1 cc was 2.3 Gy and 13.5 Gy, respectively. In addition, specially acquired three-dimensional fast imaging sequence employing steady-state acquisition (FIESTA) MRI was utilized to improve target delineation of the trigeminal proximal nerve root entry zone. Barrow Neurological Index (BNI) pain scale for TN was used for assessing treatment outcome. At a median follow-up time of 14.2 months, 19 patients (95%) reported at least some improvement in pain. Eight (40%) patients were completely pain-free and stopped all medications (BNI Grade I) while another 2 (10%) patients also stopped medications but reported occasional pain (BNI Grade II). Another 2 (10%) patients reported no pain and 7 (35%) patients only occasional pain while continuing medications, BNI Grade IIIA and IIIB, respectively. Median time to pain control was 8.5 days (range: 1-70 days). No patient reported severe pain, worsening pain or any pain not controlled on their previously taken medication. Intermittent or persistent facial numbness following treatments occurred in 35% of patients. No other complications were reported. Stereotactic radiosurgery using the BrainLAB Novalis system is a safe and effective treatment for TN. This information is important as more centers are obtaining image

  12. SacLab: A toolbox for saccade analysis to increase usability of eye tracking systems in clinical ophthalmology practice.

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    Cercenelli, Laura; Tiberi, Guido; Corazza, Ivan; Giannaccare, Giuseppe; Fresina, Michela; Marcelli, Emanuela

    2017-01-01

    Many open source software packages have been recently developed to expand the usability of eye tracking systems to study oculomotor behavior, but none of these is specifically designed to encompass all the main functions required for creating eye tracking tests and for providing the automatic analysis of saccadic eye movements. The aim of this study is to introduce SacLab, an intuitive, freely-available MATLAB toolbox based on Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) that we have developed to increase the usability of the ViewPoint EyeTracker (Arrington Research, Scottsdale, AZ, USA) in clinical ophthalmology practice. SacLab consists of four processing modules that enable the user to easily create visual stimuli tests (Test Designer), record saccadic eye movements (Data Recorder), analyze the recorded data to automatically extract saccadic parameters of clinical interest (Data Analyzer) and provide an aggregate analysis from multiple eye movements recordings (Saccade Analyzer), without requiring any programming effort by the user. A demo application of SacLab to carry out eye tracking tests for the analysis of horizontal saccades was reported. We tested the usability of SacLab toolbox with three ophthalmologists who had no programming experience; the ophthalmologists were briefly trained in the use of SacLab GUIs and were asked to perform the demo application. The toolbox gained an enthusiastic feedback from all the clinicians in terms of intuitiveness, ease of use and flexibility. Test creation and data processing were accomplished in 52±21s and 46±19s, respectively, using the SacLab GUIs. SacLab may represent a useful tool to ease the application of the ViewPoint EyeTracker system in clinical routine in ophthalmology. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. From STEM to STEAM: Toward a Human-Centered Education

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    Boy, Guy A.

    2013-01-01

    The 20th century was based on local linear engineering of complicated systems. We made cars, airplanes and chemical plants for example. The 21st century has opened a new basis for holistic non-linear design of complex systems, such as the Internet, air traffic management and nanotechnologies. Complexity, interconnectivity, interaction and communication are major attributes of our evolving society. But, more interestingly, we have started to understand that chaos theories may be more important than reductionism, to better understand and thrive on our planet. Systems need to be investigated and tested as wholes, which requires a cross-disciplinary approach and new conceptual principles and tools. Consequently, schools cannot continue to teach isolated disciplines based on simple reductionism. Science; Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) should be integrated together with the Arts1 to promote creativity together with rationalization, and move to STEAM (with an "A" for Arts). This new concept emphasizes the possibility of longer-term socio-technical futures instead of short-term financial predictions that currently lead to uncontrolled economies. Human-centered design (HCD) can contribute to improving STEAM education technologies, systems and practices. HCD not only provides tools and techniques to build useful and usable things, but also an integrated approach to learning by doing, expressing and critiquing, exploring possible futures, and understanding complex systems.

  14. Lab-On-Chip Clinorotation System for Live-Cell Microscopy Under Simulated Microgravity

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    Yew, Alvin G.; Atencia, Javier; Chinn, Ben; Hsieh, Adam H.

    2013-01-01

    Cells in microgravity are subject to mechanical unloading and changes to the surrounding chemical environment. How these factors jointly influence cellular function is not well understood. We can investigate their role using ground-based analogues to spaceflight, where mechanical unloading is simulated through the time-averaged nullification of gravity. The prevailing method for cellular microgravity simulation is to use fluid-filled containers called clinostats. However, conventional clinostats are not designed for temporally tracking cell response, nor are they able to establish dynamic fluid environments. To address these needs, we developed a Clinorotation Time-lapse Microscopy (CTM) system that accommodates lab-on- chip cell culture devices for visualizing time-dependent alterations to cellular behavior. For the purpose of demonstrating CTM, we present preliminary results showing time-dependent differences in cell area between human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) under modeled microgravity and normal gravity.

  15. 基于LabVIEW的SAW滤波器测试系统%SAW Filter Testing System Based on LabVIEW

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    2016-01-01

    以虚拟仪器的核心技术PXI总线为基础,利用LabVIEW作为软件开发平台,设计了一种SAW(声表面波)滤波器测试系统,并详细介绍了系统的硬件结构及软件设计.通过实验验证,系统可以有效地测试SAW滤波器的中心频率、插入损耗、带外抑制、通带纹波等主要性能指标,以及实现数据的自动存储,平均每支滤波器的测试时间为3.2~4 s.该系统测试方法简单,可靠性高,在SAW滤波器的工业化生产测试中具有良好的应用前景.%A testing system for SAW filter was introduced taking LabVIEW as the software development platform and the hard-ware based on PXI bus technology.The structure of the hardware and function characteristic of the software were described.Through experiment,the system can test the main performance of the SAW filter such as center frequency,insertion loss,band rejection,rip-ple and so on,realizing automatic storage of data.The time of testing one filter was 3.2~4 s.The system features convenient opera-tion,reliable testing and has a good prospect in SAW filter industrial production.

  16. 基于LabVIEW的切削力采集和建模系统%The Acquisition and Modeling System of Cutting Force Based on LabVIEW

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    陈雪华; 岳文辉

    2012-01-01

    With back cutting depth,spindle speed,feeding and cutting width as design variables,and cutting force as response,a second-order mathematical model of cutting force is built using the response surface method of statistics.The hardware test system of cutting experiment for 45 steel is built.The response surface method is incorporated in LabVIEW 8.6 programming to design the software system.By inputting the number of impact factor and the factor value scope,the software system can automatically generate a center combination experimental design scheme and it can collect,calculate and analyze the experimental data,and,finally build the response surface model.%应用统计学中的响应面方法,以背吃刀量,主轴转速,进给量和切削宽度为设计变量,切削力为响应,建立切削力的二阶数学模型。以45钢铣削试验为例搭建硬件测试系统。将响应面方法融入到LabVIEW8.6编程之中,设计软件系统。该系统功能丰富,输入影响因子的个数,给定因子的取值范围,就能自动生成中心组合设计试验方案,并对试验数据进行采集、计算和分析,得到切削力响应面模型。

  17. 基于LabVIEW的随动系统仿真平台的实现%Realization of a Simulation Platform for the Servo System Based on LabVIEW

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    崔平; 田作华; 马彦

    2001-01-01

    Based on LabVIEW, a development platform of virtual instrumentsoftware by National Instruments Co., U.S. and Runge Kutta algorithm of ordinary differential equations, this paper proposses a method for developing anexperimental simulation platform for servo systems using the basic library functions of LabVIEW. This method proves inexpensive as it does not require Control and Simulation Toolbox of LabVIEW. Keyword following-up system LabVIEW Runge Kutta algorithm%基于美国NI公司的虚拟仪器软件开发平台LabVIEW及微分方程的龙格库塔算法,本文介绍了利用LabVIEW的基本库函数开发随动系统仿真实验平台的方法。该方法不需要借助LabVIEW昂贵的仿真工具箱,节省了开发费用。

  18. Study on the Engine Electronic Ignition System Based on SCM and LabVIEW

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available To improve the operating performance of the electronic control ignition system and meet the requirement of the experiment teaching, an electronic control ignition system based on Lab VIEW and micro-controller was developed in this study. The system was composed of the ignition control circuit, signal processing circuits of various sensors and system software, which combined the functions of data acquisition, analysis and control. According to the working principle of the ignition system and working parameters, the cylinder block temperature signal, throttle position signal and power supply voltage signal were used as the correction references for the ignition advance angle. So the processing circuits of the sensors were designed based on the selection of the sensors and analysis their working principle or characteristic. The software of the host computer was visual and easy to control the slave computer, which realized the control for the ignition timing and dwell time. The experiment results indicated that the system developed in this study was reliable and that the data communication between the host computer and the slave computer reached the expected requirement. The research results provided a foundation for the further study and performance optimization.

  19. 基于LabVIEW的光伏发电监测系统通信差错控制%Error-control in Monitoring System of Stand-alone Photovoltaic Power System Based on LabVIEW

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    张杰; 张轶; 刘志辉

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of communication in monitoring system is to send information reliably and fast.The communication systems adopt error-controLThis paper presents error-control principle of CRC (cyclical redundancy check),gives the CRC-16 algorithm software flow chart, designs the software procedure using LabVIEW language,and finally makes a confirmation in a real-time photovoltaic monitoring system based on LabVIEW.Practical applications and experiments show that the system has higher system reliability, stronger site environmental adaptability, and their application fields were extended.%光伏发电监测系统通信必须快速可靠,因此采用了差错控制.分析了CRC循环冗余校验的差错控制原理,给出了算法的程序流程图,着重介绍了基于图形化编程的LabVIEW语言环境下的查表法校验程序,程序已应用于独立光伏发电实时监测系统中.现场应用和实验表明,该系统具有较高的数据可靠性和较强的环境适应性,可广泛应用于基于LabVIEW的监测系统中.

  20. Vibration test system for finisher cantilever based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的光饰机悬臂梁振动测试系统

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    侯志敏; 邓东花; 夏薇

    2012-01-01

    Based on the graphical virtual instrument programming platform of American NI Company, a virtual vibration measurement instrument is developed for cantilever of finisher. The design of the programming is introduced, including the hardware and software. The system has function of real-time data acquisition, time-frequency domain analysis, data storage and playback.%以基于美国NI公司的LabVIEW为开发平台,针对光饰机悬臂梁的振动,开发了虚拟机械振动信号测试仪,包括虚拟振动仪器的软硬件组成及程序设计,可完成振动信号的实时采集、时域频域分析,以及数据存储和回放功能.

  1. Design of Stress Test System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的应力检测系统设计

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    霍淑珍

    2014-01-01

    During modern production process of electronic product,there are many operations on the bare PCB boards such as programming or testing. In those operations,there may be some stress to PCB which making the PCB damage. In order to test this stress,a stress test system based on NI LabVIEW and SCXI DAQ was designed. This system could be used to measure the stress on the PCB,when it was manufactured on the production line. Monitoring the stress on the production line can minimize the damage caused by big stress.%在现代化的电子产品生产过程中,经常需要对已经焊接好元器件的PCB板进行操作,如测试编程等,这些操作中的较大的应力会对PCB产品产生破坏作用。为了检测该应力的大小,以NI公司的图像化软件LabVIEW及该公司的SCXI等数据采集单元为基础开发了PCB产品的应力检测系统,该系统能够检测PCB生产过程中各个环节对所操作的PCB产品产生的应力的大小,控制PCB产品所受应力在允许的范围内。

  2. 基于LabVIEW平台的网球鹰眼系统%Tennis Hawkeye system based on LabVIEW platform

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    常超

    2016-01-01

    To overcome the limitation and blind area of human vision,and improve the fairness of the tennis match,a ten⁃nis Hawkeye system based on LabVIEW platform was designed. The camera is calibrated by quantum particle swarm optimiza⁃tion algorithm to shoot the image. The filtering,denoising and discrete centralization of the image is conducted by Matlab,and then 3D matching is conducted to the image. The tennis motion locus is obtained by Gauss fitting to establish the virtual scene of the tennis motion. The experimental results show that the system has fast computation speed and high accuracy,and can meet the design requirements.%为了克服人类视觉的极限和盲区,提高网球比赛的公允性,设计了一种基于LabVIEW平台的网球鹰眼系统。通过量子粒子群优化算法对摄像机进行标定,拍摄图像,利用Matlab对图像进行滤波、去噪及离散中心化,并对其进行三维匹配,最后通过高斯拟合获得网球运动轨迹,完成对网球运动虚拟场景的搭建。实验结果表明,该系统计算速度快,准确率高,满足设计要求。

  3. 基于LabVIEW的窄间隙GTAW焊缝跟踪研究%Research on Seam Tracking System of NG-GTAW by LabVIEW

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    颜厚银; 唐新华

    2012-01-01

    A seam tracking system of NG-GTAW was designed based on Lab VIEW, and its model was "multi-function card plus PC". It could achieve data collection and processing, PWM pulse output and Fuzzy-PID control. To solve the problem that the check point was ahead of tungsten electrode, the system could operate arrays by storage and deleting quickly. The producer/consumer data pattern was designed to achieve collection and control output synchronization. The results show that procedures have friendly interface, high reliability and good extensibility. It provides a good experimental platform for the succeeding research on narrow gap GTAW welding.%设计了基于LabVIEW的窄间隙GTAW焊缝跟踪系统,系统采用“数据采集卡+PC机”模式,包括数据采集、数据处理、模糊PID控制和PWM输出等功能.通过数组的数据动态存储,有效解决了检测点超前的问题,采用生产者/消费者的用户界面时间处理器设计模式,实现了采集和同步控制输出的实时控制.结果表明,系统的跟踪精度达到了使用要求,为窄间隙GTAW焊的深入研究提供了良好的实验平台.

  4. 基于LabVIEW/Matlab的AUV半实物仿真系统设计%Design of AUV simulation system based on LabVIEW/Matlab

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    赵兴; 李健; 李一博

    2014-01-01

    In order to solve the problem of the establishment of actual experimental environment of large AUV(Autono-mous Underwater Vehicle), and for the testing need of different units of AUV control system, a new AUV semi-physical simulation system is designed based on LabVIEW/Matlab under Windows platform. The simulation system realizes the real-time calculation of AUV’s position and posture based on three-dimensional hydrodynamic model; meanwhile, it makes serial port and Ethernet communication with deck system and master control system by imitating Phins, GAPS, fixed high altimeter, obstacle avoidance sonar, and other sensors, which realizes AUV’s motion simulation and also pro-vides evidences for determining motion control strategy. Experimentation shows that the system model is reasonable, and the given software design is feasible. The established simulation system is flexible to be extended or reduced, which is used successfully in testing experiment of AUV’s control system.%为解决大型自主式水下航行器(Autonomous Underwater Vehicle,AUV)实际实验环境搭建的困难,以及AUV控制系统各单元功能测试的需要,设计了一套新的Windows平台下基于LabVIEW/Matlab的AUV半实物仿真系统。该仿真系统基于三维空间的水动力模型,来实时计算AUV的位置和姿态等信息;同时,模仿Phins、GAPS、定高高度计、避障声呐等传感器,和AUV甲板、主控以及运动控制单元进行串行和以太网络通信,实现了AUV的运动仿真,同时也为制定运动控制策略提供相关依据。大量实验表明,该系统模型较合理,软件设计可行,具有灵活的扩展性和伸缩性,在AUV控制系统测试实验中成功应用。

  5. [System design of small intellectualized ultrasound hyperthermia instrument in the LabVIEW environment].

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    Jiang, Feng; Bai, Jingfeng; Chen, Yazhu

    2005-08-01

    Small-scale intellectualized medical instrument has attracted great attention in the field of biomedical engineering, and LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) provides a convenient environment for this application due to its inherent advantages. The principle and system structure of the hyperthermia instrument are presented. Type T thermocouples are employed as thermotransducers, whose amplifier consists of two stages, providing built-in ice point compensation and thus improving work stability over temperature. Control signals produced by specially designed circuit drive the programmable counter/timer 8254 chip to generate PWM (Pulse width modulation) wave, which is used as ultrasound radiation energy control signal. Subroutine design topics such as inner-tissue real time feedback temperature control algorithm, water temperature control in the ultrasound applicator are also described. In the cancer tissue temperature control subroutine, the authors exert new improvments to PID (Proportional Integral Differential) algorithm according to the specific demands of the system and achieve strict temperature control to the target tissue region. The system design and PID algorithm improvement have experimentally proved to be reliable and excellent, meeting the requirements of the hyperthermia system.

  6. Simulation of a Process Control System with LabVIEW SIT%基于LabVIEW SIT的过程控制系统仿真

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    向学军; 刘平; 杨盛

    2006-01-01

    首先介绍了虚拟仪器软件LabVIEW 及simulation interface toolkit(SIT),利用LabVIEW的可视化技术,直观、生动地模拟工业系统的运行状况,可以使仿真具有更好的效果.LabVIEW SIT可以快速地将LabVIEW与Matlab/Simulink结合进行系统的仿真.以一个二阶液位过程控制系统为例介绍了基于LabVIEW SIT的过程控制系统仿真的设计.

  7. Constructing a LabVIEW-Controlled High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System: An Undergraduate Instrumental Methods Exercise

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    Smith, Eugene T.; Hill, Marc

    2011-01-01

    In this laboratory exercise, students develop a LabVIEW-controlled high-performance liquid chromatography system utilizing a data acquisition device, two pumps, a detector, and fraction collector. The programming experience involves a variety of methods for interface communication, including serial control, analog-to-digital conversion, and…

  8. Setting up a Low-Cost Lab Management System for a Multi-Purpose Computing Laboratory Using Virtualisation Technology

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    Mok, Heng Ngee; Lee, Yeow Leong; Tan, Wee Kiat

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes how a generic computer laboratory equipped with 52 workstations is set up for teaching IT-related courses and other general purpose usage. The authors have successfully constructed a lab management system based on decentralised, client-side software virtualisation technology using Linux and free software tools from VMware that…

  9. PMMA to SU-8 bonding for polymer based lab-on-a-chip systems with integrated optics

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    Olsen, Brian Bilenberg; Nielsen, Theodor; Clausen, Bjarne Hans

    2004-01-01

    We present an adhesive bonding technique developed for SU-8 based "lab-on-a-chip"- systems with integrated optical components. Microfluidic channels and optical components (e.g. wave-guides) are defined in SU-8 photoresist on a Pyrex glass substrate. The microfluidic channels are sealed by a second...

  10. Constructing a LabVIEW-Controlled High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) System: An Undergraduate Instrumental Methods Exercise

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    Smith, Eugene T.; Hill, Marc

    2011-01-01

    In this laboratory exercise, students develop a LabVIEW-controlled high-performance liquid chromatography system utilizing a data acquisition device, two pumps, a detector, and fraction collector. The programming experience involves a variety of methods for interface communication, including serial control, analog-to-digital conversion, and…

  11. PD Lab

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    Bilow, Marcel; Entrop, Alexis Gerardus; Lichtenberg, Jos; Stoutjesdijk, Pieter

    2015-01-01

    PD Lab explores the applications of building sector related product development. PD lab investigates and tests digital production technologies like CNC milled wood connections. It will also act as a platform in its wider meaning to investigate the effects and influences of file to factory

  12. Integrated optofluidic-microfluidic twin channels: toward diverse application of lab-on-a-chip systems.

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    Lv, Chao; Xia, Hong; Guan, Wei; Sun, Yun-Lu; Tian, Zhen-Nan; Jiang, Tong; Wang, Ying-Shuai; Zhang, Yong-Lai; Chen, Qi-Dai; Ariga, Katsuhiko; Yu, Yu-De; Sun, Hong-Bo

    2016-01-29

    Optofluidics, which integrates microfluidics and micro-optical components, is crucial for optical sensing, fluorescence analysis, and cell detection. However, the realization of an integrated system from optofluidic manipulation and a microfluidic channel is often hampered by the lack of a universal substrate for achieving monolithic integration. In this study, we report on an integrated optofluidic-microfluidic twin channels chip fabricated by one-time exposure photolithography, in which the twin microchannels on both surfaces of the substrate were exactly aligned in the vertical direction. The twin microchannels can be controlled independently, meaning that fluids could flow through both microchannels simultaneously without interfering with each other. As representative examples, a tunable hydrogel microlens was integrated into the optofluidic channel by femtosecond laser direct writing, which responds to the salt solution concentration and could be used to detect the microstructure at different depths. The integration of such optofluidic and microfluidic channels provides an opportunity to apply optofluidic detection practically and may lead to great promise for the integration and miniaturization of Lab-on-a-Chip systems.

  13. Integrated optofluidic-microfluidic twin channels: toward diverse application of lab-on-a-chip systems

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    Lv, Chao; Xia, Hong; Guan, Wei; Sun, Yun-Lu; Tian, Zhen-Nan; Jiang, Tong; Wang, Ying-Shuai; Zhang, Yong-Lai; Chen, Qi-Dai; Ariga, Katsuhiko; Yu, Yu-De; Sun, Hong-Bo

    2016-01-01

    Optofluidics, which integrates microfluidics and micro-optical components, is crucial for optical sensing, fluorescence analysis, and cell detection. However, the realization of an integrated system from optofluidic manipulation and a microfluidic channel is often hampered by the lack of a universal substrate for achieving monolithic integration. In this study, we report on an integrated optofluidic-microfluidic twin channels chip fabricated by one-time exposure photolithography, in which the twin microchannels on both surfaces of the substrate were exactly aligned in the vertical direction. The twin microchannels can be controlled independently, meaning that fluids could flow through both microchannels simultaneously without interfering with each other. As representative examples, a tunable hydrogel microlens was integrated into the optofluidic channel by femtosecond laser direct writing, which responds to the salt solution concentration and could be used to detect the microstructure at different depths. The integration of such optofluidic and microfluidic channels provides an opportunity to apply optofluidic detection practically and may lead to great promise for the integration and miniaturization of Lab-on-a-Chip systems.

  14. Naturalistic Cognition: A Research Paradigm for Human-Centered Design

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    Peter Storkerson

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Naturalistic thinking and knowing, the tacit, experiential, and intuitive reasoning of everyday interaction, have long been regarded as inferior to formal reason and labeled primitive, fallible, subjective, superstitious, and in some cases ineffable. But, naturalistic thinking is more rational and definable than it appears. It is also relevant to design. Inquiry into the mechanisms of naturalistic thinking and knowledge can bring its resources into focus and enable designers to create better, human-centered designs for use in real-world settings. This article makes a case for the explicit, formal study of implicit, naturalistic thinking within the fields of design. It develops a framework for defining and studying naturalistic thinking and knowledge, for integrating them into design research and practice, and for developing a more integrated, consistent theory of knowledge in design. It will (a outline historical definitions of knowledge, attitudes toward formal and naturalistic thinking, and the difficulties presented by the co-presence of formal and naturalistic thinking in design, (b define and contrast formal and naturalistic thinking as two distinct human cognitive systems, (c demonstrate the importance of naturalistic cognition in formal thinking and real-world judgment, (d demonstrate methods for researching naturalistic thinking that can be of use in design, and (e briefly discuss the impact on design theory of admitting naturalistic thinking as valid, systematic, and knowable.

  15. Improving flight condition situational awareness through Human Centered Design.

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    Craig, Carol

    2012-01-01

    In aviation, there is currently a lack of accurate and timely situational information, specifically weather data, which is essential when dealing with the unpredictable complexities that can arise while flying. For example, weather conditions that require immediate evasive action by the flight crew, such as isolated heavy rain, micro bursts, and atmospheric turbulence, require that the flight crew receive near real-time and precise information about the type, position, and intensity of those conditions. Human factors issues arise in considering how to display the various sources of weather information to the users of that information and how to integrate this display into the existing environment. In designing weather information display systems, it is necessary to meet the demands of different users, which requires an examination of the way in which the users process and use weather information. Using Human Centered Design methodologies and concepts will result in a safer, more efficient and more intuitive solution. Specific goals of this approach include 1) Enabling better fuel planning; 2) Allowing better divert strategies; 3) Ensuring pilots, navigators, dispatchers and mission planners are referencing weather from the same sources; 4) Improving aircrew awareness of aviation hazards such as turbulence, icing, hail and convective activity; 5) Addressing inconsistent availability of hazard forecasts outside the United States Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ); and 6) Promoting goal driven approaches versus event driven (prediction).

  16. A text input system developed by using lips image recognition based LabVIEW for the seriously disabled.

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    Chen, S C; Shao, C L; Liang, C K; Lin, S W; Huang, T H; Hsieh, M C; Yang, C H; Luo, C H; Wuo, C M

    2004-01-01

    In this paper, we present a text input system for the seriously disabled by using lips image recognition based on LabVIEW. This system can be divided into the software subsystem and the hardware subsystem. In the software subsystem, we adopted the technique of image processing to recognize the status of mouth-opened or mouth-closed depending the relative distance between the upper lip and the lower lip. In the hardware subsystem, parallel port built in PC is used to transmit the recognized result of mouth status to the Morse-code text input system. Integrating the software subsystem with the hardware subsystem, we implement a text input system by using lips image recognition programmed in LabVIEW language. We hope the system can help the seriously disabled to communicate with normal people more easily.

  17. Single Cell Mass Measurement Using Drag Force Inside Lab-on-Chip Microfluidics System.

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    Rahman, Md Habibur; Ahmad, Mohd Ridzuan; Takeuchi, Masaru; Nakajima, Masahiro; Hasegawa, Yasuhisa; Fukuda, Toshio

    2015-12-01

    Single cell mass (SCM) is an intrinsic property of single cell, it arouses a great interest among scientists as cell mass depends on the synthesis of proteins, DNA replication, cell wall stiffness, cell cytoplasm density, cell growth, ribosome, and other analogous of organisms. To date, several great strides have been taken to the advancements of SCM measurement techniques. Nevertheless, more works are required to enable the technology to push frontier in deep analysis of SCM measurement, hence to elucidate intracellular properties. In this paper, we present a lab-on-chip microfluidics system for SCM measurement, related with the force required to drag a single cell and Newton's law of motion inside microfluidics channel. Drag force on the cell was generated by a pressure driven syringe micropump and the motion of the cell was measured using optical observation under an inverted microscope. This approach of measuring SCM was calibrated using known mass (77.3 pg) of a polystyrene particle of 5.2 μm diameter. Furthermore, we used Saccharomyces cerevisiae baker's yeast cells of different sizes ([Formula: see text] diameter) for SCM measurement. Mass of 4.4 μm diameter of single yeast cell was measured as 2.12 pg which is in the range of previously reported single yeast cell mass (2-3 pg). In addition, we also studied the relation between SCM and single cell size. Results showed that single yeast cell mass increases exponentially with the increasing of single cell size.

  18. Screensaver: an open source lab information management system (LIMS for high throughput screening facilities

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    Nale Jennifer

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Shared-usage high throughput screening (HTS facilities are becoming more common in academe as large-scale small molecule and genome-scale RNAi screening strategies are adopted for basic research purposes. These shared facilities require a unique informatics infrastructure that must not only provide access to and analysis of screening data, but must also manage the administrative and technical challenges associated with conducting numerous, interleaved screening efforts run by multiple independent research groups. Results We have developed Screensaver, a free, open source, web-based lab information management system (LIMS, to address the informatics needs of our small molecule and RNAi screening facility. Screensaver supports the storage and comparison of screening data sets, as well as the management of information about screens, screeners, libraries, and laboratory work requests. To our knowledge, Screensaver is one of the first applications to support the storage and analysis of data from both genome-scale RNAi screening projects and small molecule screening projects. Conclusions The informatics and administrative needs of an HTS facility may be best managed by a single, integrated, web-accessible application such as Screensaver. Screensaver has proven useful in meeting the requirements of the ICCB-Longwood/NSRB Screening Facility at Harvard Medical School, and has provided similar benefits to other HTS facilities.

  19. Screensaver: an open source lab information management system (LIMS) for high throughput screening facilities

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    2010-01-01

    Background Shared-usage high throughput screening (HTS) facilities are becoming more common in academe as large-scale small molecule and genome-scale RNAi screening strategies are adopted for basic research purposes. These shared facilities require a unique informatics infrastructure that must not only provide access to and analysis of screening data, but must also manage the administrative and technical challenges associated with conducting numerous, interleaved screening efforts run by multiple independent research groups. Results We have developed Screensaver, a free, open source, web-based lab information management system (LIMS), to address the informatics needs of our small molecule and RNAi screening facility. Screensaver supports the storage and comparison of screening data sets, as well as the management of information about screens, screeners, libraries, and laboratory work requests. To our knowledge, Screensaver is one of the first applications to support the storage and analysis of data from both genome-scale RNAi screening projects and small molecule screening projects. Conclusions The informatics and administrative needs of an HTS facility may be best managed by a single, integrated, web-accessible application such as Screensaver. Screensaver has proven useful in meeting the requirements of the ICCB-Longwood/NSRB Screening Facility at Harvard Medical School, and has provided similar benefits to other HTS facilities. PMID:20482787

  20. Dynamic Grid Scheduling with Job Migration and Rescheduling in the GridLab Resource Management System

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    K. Kurowski

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Grid computing has become one of the most important research topics that appeared in the field of computing in the last years. Simultaneously, we have noticed the growing popularity of new Web-based technologies which allow us to create application-oriented Grid middleware services providing capabilities required for dynamic resource and job management, monitoring, security, etc. Consequently, end users are able to get easier access to geographically distributed resources. In this paper we present the results of our experiments with the Grid(Lab Resource Management System (GRMS, which acts on behalf of end users and controls their computations efficiently using distributed heterogeneous resources. We show how resource matching techniques used within GRMS can be improved by the use of a job migration based rescheduling policy. The main aim of this policy is to shorten job pending times and reduce machine overloads. The influence of this method on application performance and resource utilization is studied in detail and compared with two other simple policies.

  1. A microfluidic control system with re-usable micropump/valve actuator and injection moulded disposable polymer lab-on-a-slide

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    Bu, Minqiang; Perch-Nielsen, Ivan R.; Yi, Sun

    2011-01-01

    A microfluidic control system consisting of micropump/valves with a re-usable pneumatic actuator and a disposable polymer lab-on-a-slide is presented. The lab-on-a-slide was fabricated using low cost methods, such as injection moulding of TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) slide, lamination...... of different layers of polymer, and ultrasonic welding of TOPAS® lid to the slide. The re-usable pneumatic actuator not only simplifies the design of the lab-on-a-slide and reduces the fabrication cost, but also reduces the possibility of cross contamination during replacement of the disposable lab...

  2. LabVIEW-based control and acquisition system for the dosimetric characterization of a silicon strip detector

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    Ovejero, M. C.; Pérez Vega-Leal, A.; Gallardo, M. I.; Espino, J. M.; Selva, A.; Cortés-Giraldo, M. A.; Arráns, R.

    2017-02-01

    The aim of this work is to present a new data acquisition, control, and analysis software system written in LabVIEW. This system has been designed to obtain the dosimetry of a silicon strip detector in polyethylene. It allows the full automation of the experiments and data analysis required for the dosimetric characterization of silicon detectors. It becomes a useful tool that can be applied in the daily routine check of a beam accelerator.

  3. Multifunctional System-on-Glass for Lab-on-Chip applications.

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    Petrucci, G; Caputo, D; Lovecchio, N; Costantini, F; Legnini, I; Bozzoni, I; Nascetti, A; de Cesare, G

    2017-07-15

    Lab-on-Chip are miniaturized systems able to perform biomolecular analysis in shorter time and with lower reagent consumption than a standard laboratory. Their miniaturization interferes with the multiple functions that the biochemical procedures require. In order to address this issue, our paper presents, for the first time, the integration on a single glass substrate of different thin film technologies in order to develop a multifunctional platform suitable for on-chip thermal treatments and on-chip detection of biomolecules. The proposed System on-Glass hosts thin metal films acting as heating sources; hydrogenated amorphous silicon diodes acting both as temperature sensors to monitor the temperature distribution and photosensors for the on-chip detection and a ground plane ensuring that the heater operation does not affect the photodiode currents. The sequence of the technological steps, the deposition temperatures of the thin films and the parameters of the photolithographic processes have been optimized in order to overcome all the issues of the technological integration. The device has been designed, fabricated and tested for the implementation of DNA amplification through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with thermal cycling among three different temperatures on a single site. The glass has been connected to an electronic system that drives the heaters and controls the temperature and light sensors. It has been optically and thermally coupled with another glass hosting a microfluidic network made in polydimethylsiloxane that includes thermally actuated microvalves and a PCR process chamber. The successful DNA amplification has been verified off-chip by using a standard fluorometer.

  4. High contrast imaging in multi-star systems: technology development and first lab results

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    Belikov, Ruslan; Bendek, Eduardo; Pluzhnik, Eugene; Sirbu, Dan; Thomas, Sandrine J.

    2016-07-01

    We show preliminary laboratory results advancing the technology readiness of a method to directly image planets and disks in multi-star systems such as Alpha Centauri. This method works with almost any coronagraph (or external occulter with a DM) and requires little or no change to existing and mature hardware. Because of the ubiquity of multistar systems, this method potentially multiplies the science yield of many missions and concepts such as WFIRST, Exo-C/S, HabEx, LUVOIR, and potentially enables the detection of Earth-like planets (if they exist) around our nearest neighbor star, Alpha Centauri, with a small and low-cost space telescope such as ACESat. We identified two main challenges associated with double-star (or multi-star) systems and methods to solve them. "Multi-Star Wavefront Control" (MSWC) enables the independent suppression of starlight from more than one star, and Super-Nyquist Wavefront Control (SNWC) enables extending MSWC to the case where star separation is beyond the Nyquist limit of the deformable mirror (DM). Our lab demonstrations were conducted at the Ames Coronagraph Experiment (ACE) laboratory and proved the basic principles of both MSWC and SNWC. They involved a 32x32 deformable mirror but no coronagraph for simplicity. We used MSWC to suppress starlight independently from two stars by at least an order of magnitude, in monochromatic as well as broadband light as broad as 50%. We also used SNWC to suppress starlight at 32 l/D, surpassing the Nyquist limit of the DM.

  5. Development of bearing lubrication condition monitoring system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的轴承润滑状态监测系统开发

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    彭娅楠; 刘丽冉

    2016-01-01

    Bearing plays an important support role in rotating machinery, but the poor working environment makes the bearing become one of the most easily damaged parts. Whether the rotating machinery can be safe and stable is decided by the bearing running. At the same time, the bearings which are in the car also play an extremely important role in the drive train and running gear , it is very important for working status real-time monitoring to ensure stable operation of the vehicle and to protect the safety of the driver. In this paper, LabVIEW virtual instrument technology has developed a bearing lubrication condition monitoring system, according to the bearing status information collected by sensors in real time to accurately diagnose the bearing lubrication is a important safeguard to improve vehicle operation safety and economy.%轴承是旋转机械中一个重要的支撑部件,其恶劣的工作环境使得轴承成为最容易损坏的部件之一。旋转机械是否能够安全稳定的运行起决定性作用的就是轴承的运行状态。同时由于轴承在汽车的传动系、行驶系中也具有极其重要的作用,对轴承工作状态进行实时监测以保证车辆的稳定运行、保障驾驶员的安全性是非常重要的。文章利用虚拟仪器LabVIEW技术开发了一个轴承润滑状态监测系统,根据传感器采集的轴承状态信息,实时准确地诊断轴承润滑状态,是提高汽车运行安全性和经济性的重要保障措施。

  6. A system of motor imaging brain-computer interface based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW运动想象的脑机接口系统

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    周雅; 何庆华; 焦晓波

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The brain-computer interface (BCI) based on event-related potential can be widely used in the rehabilitation ofdisabled patients, showing its importance and the feasibility of future implementation.OBJECTIVE: To present the realization of BCI based on motor imaging under LabVIEW.METHODS: The critical parts of the solution are the realization of the visual stimulation and the feature extraction ofelectroencephalogram (EEG). The testee fixates on playback images of the left and right hand on the screen, which can induceEEG. The band pass filtering is used to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The EEG data intercepted with the sliding windowhave been analyzed from the perspective of time-domain energy and obtained the feature extraction of motor imaging E EG.On-line feature extraction lays the foundation for the realization of real-time system.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The program can effectively extract the features of motor imagery, and effectively conduct aclassification by off-line pattern recognition, with classification results achieving 82%.%背景:基于事件相关电位的脑-机接口,可广泛应用于残障患者的康复,显示出其重要性和未来实现的可行性.目的:提出基于LabVIEW 环境下的运动想象脑-机接口系统的实现方案.方法:研究的关键部分是视觉刺激器的设计和脑电特征信号的特征提取两部分.测试者通过观察视觉刺激器上的左右手连续播放图像刺激产生脑电信号,采用带通滤波提高信噪比,用滑动窗截取脑电数据并且对截取的数据从能量的角度分析得到运动想象特征,同时可以在线提取特征,为实现实时系统打下了基础.结果与结论:该方案能有效地提取出运动想象特征,并且通过离线模式识别进行了有效的分类,分类效果达到了82%.

  7. Quality Improvement Project to Improve Patient Satisfaction With Pain Management: Using Human-Centered Design.

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    Trail-Mahan, Tracy; Heisler, Scott; Katica, Mary

    2016-01-01

    In this quality improvement project, our health system developed a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to improving inpatient pain management and assessed its impact on patient satisfaction across 21 medical centers. Using human-centered design principles, a bundle of 6 individual and team nursing practices was developed. Patient satisfaction with pain management, as measured by the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems pain composite score, increased from the 25th to just under the 75th national percentile.

  8. PD Lab

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    Bilow, Marcel; Entrop, Bram; Lichtenberg, Jos; Stoutjesdijk, Pieter

    2015-01-01

    PD Lab explores the applications of building sector related product development. PD lab investigates and tests digital production technologies like CNC milled wood connections. It will also act as a platform in its wider meaning to investigate the effects and influences of file to factory production, to explore the potential in the field of sustainability, material use, logistics and the interaction of stakeholders within the chain of the building process.

  9. Enabling rapid behavioral ecotoxicity studies using an integrated lab-on-a-chip systems

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    Huang, Yushi; Nugegoda, Dayanthi; Wlodkowic, Donald

    2015-12-01

    Behavioral ecotoxicity tests are gaining an increasing recognition in environmental toxicology. Behavior of sensitive bioindicator species can change rapidly in response to an acute exposure to contaminants and thus has a much higher sensitivity as compared to conventional LC50 mortality tests. Furthermore, behavioral endpoints seems to be very good candidates to develop early-warning biomonitoring systems needed for rapid chemical risk assessment. Behavioral tests are non-invasive, fast, do not harm indicator organisms (behavioural changes are very rapid) and are thus fully compatible with 3R (Replacement - Reduction - Refinement) principle encouraging alternatives to conventional animal testing. These characteristics are essential when designing improved ecotoxicity tests for chemical risk assessment. In this work, we present a pilot development of miniaturized Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) devices for studying toxin avoidance behaviors of small aquatic crustaceans. As an investigative tool, LOCs represent a new direction that may miniaturize and revolutionize behavioral ecotoxicology. Specifically our innovative microfluidic prototype: (i) enables convening "caging" of specimens for real-time videomicroscopy; (ii) eliminates the evaporative water loss thus providing an opportunity for long-term behavioral studies; (iii) exploits laminar fluid flow under low Reynolds numbers to generate discrete domains and gradients enabling for the first time toxin avoidance studies on small aquatic crustaceans; (iv) integrates off-the-chip mechatronic interfaces and video analysis algorithms for single animal movement analysis. We provide evidence that by merging innovative bioelectronic and biomicrofluidic technologies we can deploy inexpensive and reliable systems for culture, electronic tracking and complex computational analysis of behavior of bioindicator organisms.

  10. Human-Centered Design Bill of Rights for Educators.

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    Sugar, William A.

    This paper presents a potential solution to encourage technology adoption and integration within schools by proposing a human-centered technology "bill of rights" for educators. The intention of this bill of rights it to influence educators' beliefs towards technology and to enable educators to confront with confidence the seemingly…

  11. Wooden Spaceships: Human-Centered Vehicle Design for Space

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    Twyford, Evan

    2009-01-01

    Presentation will focus on creative human centered design solutions in relation to manned space vehicle design and development in the NASA culture. We will talk about design process, iterative prototyping, mockup building and user testing and evaluation. We will take an inside look at how new space vehicle concepts are developed and designed for real life exploration scenarios.

  12. Human-Centered Design for the Personal Satellite Assistant

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    Bradshaw, Jeffrey M.; Sierhuis, Maarten; Gawdiak, Yuri; Thomas, Hans; Greaves, Mark; Clancey, William J.; Swanson, Keith (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA) is a softball-sized flying robot designed to operate autonomously onboard manned spacecraft in pressurized micro-gravity environments. We describe how the Brahms multi-agent modeling and simulation environment in conjunction with a KAoS agent teamwork approach can be used to support human-centered design for the PSA.

  13. Pre-storage of gelified reagents in a lab-on-a-foil system for rapid nucleic acid analysis

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    Yi, Sun; Høgberg, Jonas; Christine, Thanner

    2013-01-01

    required for PCR as a ready-to-use product. The approach was successfully implemented in a lab-on-a-foil system, and the gelification process was automated for mass production. Integration of reagents on-chip by gelification greatly facilitated the development of easy-to-use lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices......Reagent pre-storage in a microfluidic chip can enhance operator convenience, simplify the system design, reduce the cost of storage and shipment, and avoid the risk of cross-contamination. Although dry reagents have long been used in lateral flow immunoassays, they have rarely been used for nucleic...... acid-based point-of-care (POC) assays due to the lack of reliable techniques to dehydrate and store fragile molecules involved in the reaction. In this study, we describe a simple and efficient method for prolonged on-chip storage of PCR reagents. The method is based on gelification of all reagents...

  14. Cardiac reflections and natural vibrations: Force-frequency relation recording system in the stress echo lab

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    Pianelli Mascia

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The inherent ability of ventricular myocardium to increase its force of contraction in response to an increase in contraction frequency is known as the cardiac force-frequency relation (FFR. This relation can be easily obtained in the stress echo lab, where the force is computed as the systolic pressure/end-systolic volume index ratio, and measured for increasing heart rates during stress. Ideally, the noninvasive, imaging independent, objective assessment of FFR would greatly enhance its practical appeal. Objectives 1 – To evaluate the feasibility of the cardiac force measurement by a precordial cutaneous sensor. 2 – To build the curve of force variation as a function of the heart rate. 3 – To compare the standard stress echo results vs. this sensor operator-independent built FFR. Methods The transcutaneous force sensor was positioned in the precordial region in 88 consecutive patients referred for exercise, dipyridamole, or pacing stress. The force was measured as the myocardial vibrations amplitude in the isovolumic contraction period. FFR was computed as the curve of force variation as a function of heart rate. Standard echocardiographic FFR measurements were performed. Results A consistent FFR was obtained in all patients. Both the sensor built and the echo built FFR identifiy pts with normal or abnormal contractile reserve. The best cut-off value of the sensor built FFR was 15.5 g * 10-3 (Sensitivity = 0.85, Specificity = 0.77. Sensor built FFR slope and shape mirror pressure/volume relation during stress. This approach is extendable to daily physiological exercise and could be potentially attractive in home monitoring systems.

  15. 基于LabVIEW高频焊管温度采集系统%High-frequency Welded Pipe Temperature Acquisition System Based on LabView

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    何世权; 徐德怀; 石玗; 樊丁; 徐德茹; 林建

    2010-01-01

    介绍了基于LabVIEW高频焊管温度采集系统,该系统采用LabVIEW图形化编程开发平台, 利用LabVIEW编写串口程序,对比色测温仪测得的高频焊管的温度信号进行采集.将该系统应用到高频焊管的生产实践中,可以实时采集温度信号,对温度信号进行检测.最后提出了影响高频焊管温度采集系统的因素.

  16. Detecting System of Auto Oxygen Sensor Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的氧传感器的测试系统

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    王晓光; 潘明

    2009-01-01

    为检测车用氧传感器性能参数,基于LabVIEW语言编写了数据采集程序、与LabVIEW和NiosⅡ接口程序,采用NiosⅡ进行数据采集,通过RS-232串口发送数据,对氧传感器电压信号、内阻及响应时间检测方法.结果表明该系统能可靠地对氧传感器进行参数进行检测.

  17. Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Monitoring

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    Gardeniers, J.G.E.; Berg, van den A.

    2003-01-01

    During the last decade, pocket-size analytical equipment based on the "lab-on-a-chip" approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in e.g. "point-of-care" ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives, tracking o

  18. Lab-on-a-Chip systems for biomedical and environmental monitoring

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    Gardeniers, J.G.E.; Berg, van den A.

    2004-01-01

    During the last decade, pocket-sized analytical equipment based on the lab-on-a-chip approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in, for example, point-of-care ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives, trac

  19. Lab-on-a-Chip systems for biomedical and environmental monitoring

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    Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.; van den Berg, Albert

    2004-01-01

    During the last decade, pocket-sized analytical equipment based on the lab-on-a-chip approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in, for example, point-of-care ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives,

  20. Lab-on-a-Chip Systems for Biomedical and Environmental Monitoring

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    Gardeniers, Johannes G.E.; van den Berg, Albert

    2003-01-01

    During the last decade, pocket-size analytical equipment based on the "lab-on-a-chip" approach has become available. These chips, in combination with portable electronic equipment, are applicable in e.g. "point-of-care" ion analysis of body fluids, forensics, identification of explosives, tracking

  1. Upgrade of PV Lab and Implementation of Automatic Measurement System : Photovoltaic Monitoring System

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    Qureshi, Yasir Karim

    2012-01-01

    The report is focused on the implementation of a data acquisition system that will be used for measuring different parameters which are needed in solar panel behavior analysis. To accomplish the DAQ system a DAQ board has been designed and implemented. This DAQ board acquires measured climatic parameters that affect the PV module behavior and voltage and current of a PV module. The DAQ board may take measurements of multiple analog and digital signals that come from various sensors including ...

  2. A LabVIEW(®)-based software for the control of the AUTORAD platform: a fully automated multisequential flow injection analysis Lab-on-Valve (MSFIA-LOV) system for radiochemical analysis.

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    Barbesi, Donato; Vicente Vilas, Víctor; Millet, Sylvain; Sandow, Miguel; Colle, Jean-Yves; Aldave de Las Heras, Laura

    2017-01-01

    A LabVIEW(®)-based software for the control of the fully automated multi-sequential flow injection analysis Lab-on-Valve (MSFIA-LOV) platform AutoRAD performing radiochemical analysis is described. The analytical platform interfaces an Arduino(®)-based device triggering multiple detectors providing a flexible and fit for purpose choice of detection systems. The different analytical devices are interfaced to the PC running LabVIEW(®)VI software using USB and RS232 interfaces, both for sending commands and receiving confirmation or error responses. The AUTORAD platform has been successfully applied for the chemical separation and determination of Sr, an important fission product pertinent to nuclear waste.

  3. DAQ System Based on LabVIEW and DSP Serial Port%基于LabVIEW与DSP串口的数据采集系统

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    杨笑鹤; 杨昊; 黄惟公

    2004-01-01

    利用DSP(Digital Signal Processor)采集数据,LabVIEW作为开发平台,二者之间通过串口实现数据通讯,开发了一套经济实用的数据采集系统,并详细介绍了软、硬件设计方案.

  4. Study on the Application of LabVIEW in Remote Monitoring and Control System in Greenhouse Environment%LabVIEW在温室环境远程监控系统的应用研究

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    牟淑杰

    2012-01-01

    采用LabVIEW软件设计温室环境的远程监控系统,可以为农作物的生长提供一个良好的温室环境,提高农产品的产量和质量.因此,利用LabVIEW软件开发平台,设计了温室环境远程监控系统.该系统实现了数据的网络化采集和远程监控.研究结果表明,该系统设计合理,性价比高,并且具备良好的实用性.%Using LabVIEW software to design remote monitoring and control system in greenhouse environment can provide a good greenhouse environment for the growth of agricultural crops and can improve output and quality of agricultural crops. Therefore, based on Lab VIEW software development platform, greenhouse environment remote monitoring system was designed. The system realized collection of data and remote monitoring. Study result indicated that the design of the system was reasonable and practical.

  5. TELECOM LAB

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    2001-01-01

    The Telecom Lab is moving from Building 104 to Building 31 S-026, with its entrance via the ramp on the side facing Restaurant n°2. The help desk will thus be closed to users on Tuesday 8 May. On May 9, the Lab will only be able to deal with problems of a technical nature at the new address and it will not be able to process any new subscription requests throughout the week from 7 to 11 May. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

  6. Towards an Innovative Web-Based Lab Delivery System for a Management Information Systems Course

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    Breimer, Eric; Cotler, Jami; Yoder, Robert

    2011-01-01

    While online systems are an essential component of distance learning, they can also play a critical role in improving the delivery of activities in a traditional laboratory setting. The quality and effectiveness of online course delivery is often compared to equivalent face-to-face alternatives. In our approach, we have harnessed what we feel to…

  7. Software Systems 2--Compiler and Operating Systems Lab--Advanced, Data Processing Technology: 8025.33.

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    The course outline has been prepared as a guide to help the student develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the field of data processing. By learning the purpose and principles of compiler programs and operating systems, the student will become familiar with advanced data processing procedures that are representative of computer…

  8. Local area networks, laboratory information management systems, languages, and operating systems in the lab and pilot plant

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    Dessy, R.E.

    1983-08-01

    Microprocessors and microcomputers are being incorporated into the instruments and controllers in our laboratory and pilot plant. They enhance both the quality and amount of information that is produced. Yet they simultaneously produce vast amounts of information that must be controlled, or scientists and engineers will become high priced secretaries. The devices need programs that control them in a time frame relevant to the experiment. Simple, expeditious pathways to the generation of software that will run rapidly is essential or first class scientists and engineers become second class system programmersexclamation This paper attempts to develop the vocabulary by which the people involved in this technological revolution can understand and control it. We will examine the elements that synergistically make up the electronic laboratory and pilot plant. More detailed analyses of each area may be found in a series of articles entitled A/C INTERFACE (1-4). Many factors interact in the final system that we bring into our laboratory. Yet many purchasers only perform a cursory evaluation on the superficial aspects of the hardware. The integrated lab and pilot plant require that microprocessors, which control and collect, be connected in a LAN to larger processors that can provide LIMS support. Statistics and scientific word processing capabilities then complete the armamentorium. The end result is a system that does things for the user, rather than doing things to him.

  9. 1st AAU Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics

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    interaction among researchers from multiple relevant disciplines in the human-centered robotics, and consequently, to promote collaborations across departments of all faculties towards making our center a center of excellence in robotics. The workshop becomes a great success, with 13 presentations, attracting......The 2012 AAU Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics took place on 15 Nov. 2012, at Aalborg University, Aalborg. The workshop provides a platform for robotics researchers, including professors, PhD and Master students to exchange their ideas and latest results. The objective is to foster closer...... more than 45 participants from AAU, SDU, DTI and industrial companies as well. The proceedings contain 7 full papers selected out from the full papers submitted afterwards on the basis of workshop abstracts. The papers represent major research development of robotics at AAU, including medical robots...

  10. Leveraging human-centered design in chronic disease prevention.

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    Matheson, Gordon O; Pacione, Chris; Shultz, Rebecca K; Klügl, Martin

    2015-04-01

    Bridging the knowing-doing gap in the prevention of chronic disease requires deep appreciation and understanding of the complexities inherent in behavioral change. Strategies that have relied exclusively on the implementation of evidence-based data have not yielded the desired progress. The tools of human-centered design, used in conjunction with evidence-based data, hold much promise in providing an optimal approach for advancing disease prevention efforts. Directing the focus toward wide-scale education and application of human-centered design techniques among healthcare professionals will rapidly multiply their effective ability to bring the kind of substantial results in disease prevention that have eluded the healthcare industry for decades. This, in turn, would increase the likelihood of prevention by design.

  11. A portable pressure pump for microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems using a porous polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sponge.

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    Cha, Kyoung Je; Kim, Dong Sung

    2011-10-01

    In this paper, we propose a novel portable and disposable pressure pump using a porous polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sponge and demonstrate its application to a microfluidic lab-on-a-chip. The porous PDMS sponge was simply fabricated by a sugar leaching technique based on capillary suction of pre-cured PDMS into lumps of sugar, thereby enabling us to achieve the porous PDMS sponge composed of interconnected micropores. To indicate the characteristics of the porous PDMS sponge and pump, we measured the average porosities of them whose values were 0.64 and 0.34, respectively. A stress-strain relationship of the fabricated portable pressure pump represented a linear behavior in the compressive strain range of 0 to 20%. Within this range, a pumping volume of the pressure pump could be linearly controlled by the compressed strain. Finally, the fabricated porous PDMS pump was successfully demonstrated as a portable pressure pump for a disposable microfluidic lab-on-a-chip for efficient detection of agglutination. The proposed portable pressure pump can be potentially applicable to various disposable microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems.

  12. Lab-on-chip system combining a microfluidic-ELISA with an array of amorphous silicon photosensors for the detection of celiac disease epitopes

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    Francesca Costantini; Cristiana Sberna; Giulia Petrucci; Cesare Manetti; Giampiero de Cesare; Augusto Nascetti; Domenico Caputo

    2015-01-01

    This work presents a lab-on-chip system, which combines a glass-polydimethilsiloxane microfluidic network and an array of amorphous silicon photosensors for the diagnosis and follow-up of Celiac disease...

  13. Integrated lab-on-chip biosensing systems based on magnetic particle actuation--a comprehensive review.

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    van Reenen, Alexander; de Jong, Arthur M; den Toonder, Jaap M J; Prins, Menno W J

    2014-06-21

    The demand for easy to use and cost effective medical technologies inspires scientists to develop innovative lab-on-chip technologies for point-of-care in vitro diagnostic testing. To fulfill medical needs, the tests should be rapid, sensitive, quantitative, and miniaturizable, and need to integrate all steps from sample-in to result-out. Here, we review the use of magnetic particles actuated by magnetic fields to perform the different process steps that are required for integrated lab-on-chip diagnostic assays. We discuss the use of magnetic particles to mix fluids, to capture specific analytes, to concentrate analytes, to transfer analytes from one solution to another, to label analytes, to perform stringency and washing steps, and to probe biophysical properties of the analytes, distinguishing methodologies with fluid flow and without fluid flow (stationary microfluidics). Our review focuses on efforts to combine and integrate different magnetically actuated assay steps, with the vision that it will become possible in the future to realize integrated lab-on-chip biosensing assays in which all assay process steps are controlled and optimized by magnetic forces.

  14. Robust thermal control for CMOS-based lab-on-chip systems

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    Martinez-Quijada, Jose; Ma, Tianchi; Hall, Gordon H.; Reynolds, Matt; Sloan, David; Caverhill-Godkewitsch, Saul; Glerum, D. Moira; Sameoto, Dan; Elliott, Duncan G.; Backhouse, Christopher J.

    2015-07-01

    The need for precise temperature control at small scales has provided a formidable challenge to the lab-on-chip community. It requires, at once, good thermal conductivity for high speed operation, good thermal isolation for low power consumption and the ability to have small (mm-scale) thermally independent regions on the same substrate. Most importantly, and, in addition to these conflicting requirements, there is a need to accurately measure the temperature of the active region without the need for device-to-device calibrations. We have developed and tested a design that enables thermal control of lab-on-chip devices atop silicon substrates in a way that could be integrated with the standard methods of mass-manufacture used in the electronics industry (i.e. CMOS). This is a significant step towards a single-chip lab-on-chip solution, one in which the microfluidics, high voltage electronics, optoelectronics, instrumentation electronics, and the world-chip interface are all integrated on a single substrate with multiple, independent, thermally-controlled regions based on active heating and passive cooling.

  15. Human Centered Design and Development for NASA's MerBoard

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    Trimble, Jay

    2003-01-01

    This viewgraph presentation provides an overview of the design and development process for NASA's MerBoard. These devices are large interactive display screens which can be shown on the user's computer, which will allow scientists in many locations to interpret and evaluate mission data in real-time. These tools are scheduled to be used during the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover (MER) expeditions. Topics covered include: mission overview, Mer Human Centered Computers, FIDO 2001 observations and MerBoard prototypes.

  16. Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Recording System Based on Lab VIEW%基于LabVIEW的神经肌肉电刺激与记录系统

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    沈强; 蒋大宗

    2001-01-01

    神经肌肉电刺激在康复工程、神经科学等许多领域有重要意义.本文给出了一种基于LabVIEW的神经肌肉电刺激与记录系统.该系统可以输出可控的电脉冲刺激,并利用LabVIEW简单方便地实现了数据的采集和刺激器控制信号的产生.该系统体积小、使用方便灵活、可以很方便地实现其它类似功能.该系统在神经肌肉刺激的研究和神经及肌肉系统疾病的临床诊断中都有很大的应用价值.

  17. 基于LabVIEW的独立光伏监测系统%The stand-alone photovoltaic supervision system based on LabVIEW

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    余章平; 谷刚; 张维威

    2008-01-01

    介绍了独立光伏监测系统的结构及工作原理.针对独立光伏系统的特性,在LabVIEW环境下应用NI公司的Fieldpoint 系列I/O模块和网络模块构建监测系统,对独立光伏系统的参数进行实时记录存储并绘制成历史曲线,通过LabVIEW的网络功能进行网上发布,用户可以通过浏览器对独立光伏系统进行在线监测和维护.

  18. 基于 LabVIEW 的叶片厚度远程监控系统%Design of a Monitoring System with Remote Access Based on LabVIEW

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    刘九庆; 朱福安; 王楠; 熊美芳; 于博

    2015-01-01

    网络技术经过近现代的高速发展已经成为一种非常成熟、具有高稳定性的应用技术,基于浏览器可以通过网络技术进行远程通信的优势已经被广泛应用。为此,基于该模式,利用虚拟仪器软件开发工具 LabVIEW设计出了植物叶片厚度微增量检测仪远程监控系统。该监控系统服务器端利用虚拟仪器软件开发工具LabVIEW设计出植物叶片厚度微增量检测仪的监测系统,并且利用所熟知的 TCP 网络协议通过 G 语言编程进行网络通信,实现客户端通过浏览器对植物叶片厚度微增量检测仪数据变化进行远程监控。最后,对基于 LabVIEW 的植物叶片厚度微增量仪远程监控系统的优势进行了说明。%With the high-speed development of internet technology ,the telecommuncation which based on the browser/server mode shows unique advatage .In this paper , we designed a monitoring system with remote access for a Non -de-structive Contact Measuring Instrument .And we made use of the Virtual Instrument-LabVIEW design this monitoring sys-tem .The server side of the monitoring system is designed by the LabVIEW .Because there are a TCP communications pro-tocols in the LabVIEW ,we made use of the TCP communications protocols to realize the remote supervisory .Then we can monitor and sontrol the variation in thickness of the plant leaves with remote access .At last,the article introduce the ad-vantage of the mondtoring system with remote access based on the LabVIEW .

  19. Design of Real-time ECG Acquisition System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的实时心电信号采集系统的设计

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    成清清; 吴蒙

    2013-01-01

    In order to acquire real-time ECG data and reduce costs,design a system of ECG data acquisition based on LabVIEW. The sys-tem is composed of hardware and software. Hardware is made up of signal acquisition and processing circuit and MSP430 microcontroller for AD conversion. The software mainly contains configuring LabVIEW communication module to realize serial communication with MSP430 and uses robust signal processing capabilities of LabVIEW and wavelet transformation to remove noise,multi-resolution decom-posing,and then reconstruct noiseless QRS,detect peak of R wave and finally calculate the heart rate. It also uses LabVIEW friendly user interface for real-time displaying received data to make the data more intuitive and read more easily. The designed system runs stably and achieves good result in the experiment.%  为了实现对心电信号实时监测,且尽可能节约成本,文中设计了一套基于LabVIEW的心电信号采集系统。系统的设计分为硬件和软件两部分:硬件部分主要包括信号采集、信号调理及MSP430单片机的AD转换电路;软件部分主要是通过配置LabVIEW通信模块与单片机实现串口通信,并利用其功能强大的高级信号处理包,借助于小波变换的优势对心电信号进行去噪、多分辨率分解等处理,最后重建无噪的QRS波,并检测R波峰值,从而计算心率。文中还利用LabVIEW友好的用户界面对接收的数据及处理过程进行实时波形显示,使数据更直观、读取更方便。本系统在实验的过程中,运行较稳定,取得了良好的结果。

  20. Lab architecture

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    Crease, Robert P.

    2008-04-01

    There are few more dramatic illustrations of the vicissitudes of laboratory architecturethan the contrast between Building 20 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its replacement, the Ray and Maria Stata Center. Building 20 was built hurriedly in 1943 as temporary housing for MIT's famous Rad Lab, the site of wartime radar research, and it remained a productive laboratory space for over half a century. A decade ago it was demolished to make way for the Stata Center, an architecturally striking building designed by Frank Gehry to house MIT's computer science and artificial intelligence labs (above). But in 2004 - just two years after the Stata Center officially opened - the building was criticized for being unsuitable for research and became the subject of still ongoing lawsuits alleging design and construction failures.

  1. Workspace: LAB

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    Binder, Thomas; Lundsgaard, Christina; Nørskov, Eva-Carina

    2007-01-01

    På mange arbejdspladser viger man tilbage fra at inddrage medarbejderne når der igangsættes større forandringer. Workspace:lab er et bud på en inddragende udviklingsproces hvor dialog og eksperimenter står i centrum. Ved at samle såvel medarbejdere som ledelse og rådgivere på et mindre antal...

  2. LabVIEW-based control and data acquisition system for cathodoluminescence experiments.

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    Bok, J; Schauer, P

    2011-11-01

    Computer automation of cathodoluminescence (CL) experiments using equipment developed in our laboratory is described. The equipment provides various experiments for CL efficiency, CL spectra, and CL time response studies. The automation was realized utilizing the graphical programming environment LabVIEW. The developed application software with procedures for equipment control and data acquisition during various CL experiments is presented. As the measured CL data are distorted by technical limitations of the equipment, such as equipment spectral sensitivity and time response, data correction algorithms were incorporated into the procedures. Some examples of measured data corrections are presented.

  3. 基于LabVIEW与S7—200PLC的飞机电器装置检测系统%Detection system of aircraft electrical device based on LabVIEW and S7-200PLC

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    曹阳; 卢翠; 许冰; 林峰

    2011-01-01

    详细介绍了在S7—200PLC的自由端口模式下PLC与PC机的串行通信协议的自定义方法,主要包括计算机发送信息格式和PLC反馈信息格式的描述,给出了LabVIEW8.5软件平台中的程序设计和PLC中的部分程序,并给出了LabVIEW8.5与S7—200PLC相结合设计的检测系统的实例。实验结果表明,二者通信良好,实现了检测功能。%This paper introduces the serial communication protocol between PLC and the computer under free port mode of S7-200PLC. Firstly the format of computer sending and PLC feedback information is described, and then a part of program design of LabVIEW8.5 software platform and PLC we given. Finally an example of detection system, designed with a combination of LabVIEW8.5 and PLC is given. The experimental results show that the communication between the computer and PLC is good, and the detection function is achieved.

  4. Application of The Hydrology Lab Research Modeling System (hl-rms) For Large Headwater Catchments

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    Koren, V.; Smith, M.; Reed, S.; Zhang, Z.

    The Hydrology Lab (HL) of the National Weather Service Office of Hydrologic De- velopment is actively engaged in research and development into catchment modeling approaches to improve the ability to forecast river flows. Traditionally, conceptual lumped models have been used to produce operational river forecasts, and they of- ten produce reasonable results provided their parameters were calibrated properly. A common hypothesis in the scientific community attributes this success primarily to a model parameter calibration without regard a model structure. It is also commonly assumed that distributed models will provide better results just because they account for the spatial variability of input data and parameters. However, experience suggests that there are advantages and disadvantages of lumped and distributed models due to the combined effects of model structure and parameter estimation procedures. Neither physically poor models with advanced parameter estimation procedures, nor physi- cally advanced models with poor parameter estimation procedures can provide reason- able results. While most conceptual lumped models do not use explicitly the classical mass and momentum conservation equations, they incorporate strong physical con- cepts supported by field experiments. Their parameters represent integrated effects of basin properties on an outlet hydrograph, and as a result, they are identifiable from hydrograph analysis. On the other hand, most distributed models are based on point process equations, and distributed parameters are less identifiable from hydrograph analysis because they represent local properties. The authors believe that more com- prehensive analyses of lumped and distributed models on large-scale basins is needed to fully benefit from existing lumped modeling experience. As a Distributed Model Intercomparison Project (DMIP) initiative, HL has developed a grid-based Research Modeling System (HL-RMS) that combines lumped and distributed model

  5. Control and measuring system of a two-dimensional scanning nanopositioning stage based on LabVIEW

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    Zhang, Rui-Jun; Gao, Si-Tian; Li, Wei; Chen, Ben-Yong; Shi, Yu-Shu; Li, Qi

    2015-11-01

    A control and measuring system of two-dimensional nanopositioning stage is designed for the multiple selection and combinations control based on LabVIEW. The signal generator of the system can not only generate the commonly used control signals such as sine, square, triangle and sawtooth waves, but also generate special signals such as trapezoidal wave and step wave with DAQ data acquisition card. The step wave can be triggered by the other signals for the strict timing corresponding relation between X-Y control signals. Finally, the performance of the control system of two-dimensional nanopositioning stage is conducted by the heterodyne interferometer. The results show that the operation of the system is stable and reliable and the noise peak - valley value is superior to 2nm while the stage moving with 6nm step. The system can apply to the field requiring the precise control to the positioning stage in nano-measurement and metrology.

  6. Analysis of the Hexapod Work Space using integration of a CAD/CAE system and the LabVIEW software

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    Herbuś, K.; Ociepka, P.

    2015-11-01

    The paper presents the problems related to the integration of a CAD/CAE system with the LabVIEW software. The purpose of the integration is to determine the workspace of a hexapod model basing on a mathematical model describing it motion. In the first stage of the work concerning the integration task the 3D model to simulate movements of a hexapod was elaborated. This phase of the work was done in the “Motion Simulation” module of the CAD/CAE/CAM Siemens NX system. The first step was to define the components of the 3D model in the form of “links”. Individual links were defined according to the nature of the hexapod elements action. In the model prepared for movement simulation were created links corresponding to such elements as: electric actuator, top plate, bottom plate, ball-and-socket joint, toggle joint Phillips. Then were defined the constraints of the “joint” type (e.g.: revolute joint, slider joint, spherical joint) between the created component of the “link” type, so that the computer simulation corresponds to the operation of a real hexapod. The next stage of work included implementing the mathematical model describing the functioning of a hexapod in the LabVIEW software. At this stage, particular attention was paid to determining procedures for integrating the virtual 3D hexapod model with the results of calculations performed in the LabVIEW. The results relate to specific values of the jump of electric actuators depending on the position of the car on the hexapod. The use of integration made it possible to determine the safe operating space of a stationary hexapod taking into consideration the security of a person in the driving simulator designed for the disabled.

  7. Automated total and radioactive strontium separation and preconcentration in samples of environmental interest exploiting a lab-on-valve system.

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    Rodríguez, Rogelio; Avivar, Jessica; Ferrer, Laura; Leal, Luz O; Cerdà, Victor

    2012-07-15

    A novel lab-on-valve system has been developed for strontium determination in environmental samples. Miniaturized lab-on-valve system potentially offers facilities to allow any kind of chemical and physical processes, including fluidic and microcarrier bead control, homogenous reaction and liquid-solid interaction. A rapid, inexpensive and fully automated method for the separation and preconcentration of total and radioactive strontium, using a solid phase extraction material (Sr-Resin), has been developed. Total strontium concentrations are determined by ICP-OES and (90)Sr activities by a low background proportional counter. The method has been successfully applied to different water samples of environmental interest. The proposed system offers minimization of sample handling, drastic reduction of reagent volume, improvement of the reproducibility and sample throughput and attains a significant decrease of both time and cost per analysis. The LLD of the total Sr reached is 1.8ng and the minimum detectable activity for (90)Sr is 0.008Bq. The repeatability of the separation procedure is 1.2% (n=10).

  8. 基于LabVIEW的电学测量标准核查系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of an Inspecting System for Electrical Measurement Standard Based on LabVIEW

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    张华锋; 杨立; 董成

    2016-01-01

    In order to realize the automatic verification of measurement standard, an automatic verification system which can verify the measurement standard was designed and implemented. By analyzing comparing measurement standard verification methods, the system adopted a long-term statistical control method in the measuring process. The system adopted LabVIEW which is a graphical programming language as the development platform. LabSQL database manipulation module and Microsoft Excel programs were applied to realize the function of data storage and certificate report generation. Through the trial of the system, the automatic verification system could avoid the gross error in the manual testing work, improve work efficiency and satisfy the needs of measurement standard automatic verification well.%为了实现测量标准的自动核查,本文设计并实现一套能对测量标准进行自动核查的系统。该系统通过分析比较测量标准核查方法,采用了对测量标准的测量过程进行长期统计控制的方法,并采用LabVIEW图形化编程语言为开发平台,使用LabSQL数据库操纵模块和调用Microsoft Excel程序来实现数据存储和证书报表生成的功能。通过试用表明:该系统可以避免人工测试工作中的粗大人为误差,提高工作效率,能够很好地满足测量标准自动核查的需要。

  9. 基于LabVIEW的嵌入式系统实验平台设计与实现%Design and realization of embedded system experimental platform based on Lab VIEW

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    齐羽

    2011-01-01

    This article describes the design and realization of embedded system experimental platform based on graphical programming language. This system uses ADI Blackfin series embedded processor as the CPU, expands a variety of peripheral modules, and is developed with LabVIEW graphical programming language.%介绍了一种基于图形化编程语言的嵌入式系统实验平台的设计,叙述了平台的开发环境、硬件的构成,并以具体实验为例详细介绍了开发与调试过程.该平台以ADI公司Blaekfin系列嵌入式处理器作为CPU,扩展多种外设模块,采用LabVIEW图形化编程语言进行开发.

  10. Ceramic materials of the quasi-binary LaB6–MoB2 system

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    Galyna Kysla

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Alloys of the quasi-binary LaB6-MoB2 system synthesized by melting in an atmosphere of helium have been studied. It has been established that the phase diagram of the system is eutectic and the phases do not interact. The eutectic colony crystallizes in form of the platelike eutectic on the basis of the LaB6 crystal of a cubic structure. It has been also shown that the crystallization from melt under conditions of crusibleless zone melting is accompanied by the MoB2 phase decomposes during cooling with precipitation of the submicron Mo2B5and α-MoB crystallites. This results in an increase of hardness. According to the Mo – B phase diagram, the decomposition temperature of the MoB2 increases with increasing the boron content. In addition, the degree of the decomposition is higher if the melting point of alloy is higher, since the intensity of diffusion process increases at high temperatures.

  11. OpenLabNotes

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    List, Markus; Franz, Michael; Tan, Qihua

    2015-01-01

    the longevity of the providers. Turning towards free alternatives, however, raises questions about data protection, which are not sufficiently addressed by available solutions. To serve as legal documents, ELNs must prevent scientific fraud through technical means such as digital signatures. It would also......LabFramework, a powerful and flexible laboratory information management system. In contrast to comparable solutions, it allows to protect the intellectual property of its users by offering data protection with digital signatures. OpenLabNotes effectively Closes the gap between research documentation and sample management...

  12. Designing Human-Centered Systems for Reflective Decision Making

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    Pommeranz, A.

    2012-01-01

    Taking major life decisions, e.g. what career to follow, is difficult and sometimes emotional. One has to find out what exactly one wants, consider the long-term consequences of the decisions and be empathetic for loved ones affected by the decisions. Decision making also deals with establishing and

  13. Designing Human-Centered Systems for Reflective Decision Making

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    Pommeranz, A.

    2012-01-01

    Taking major life decisions, e.g. what career to follow, is difficult and sometimes emotional. One has to find out what exactly one wants, consider the long-term consequences of the decisions and be empathetic for loved ones affected by the decisions. Decision making also deals with establishing and

  14. [Research on the range of motion measurement system for spine based on LabVIEW image processing technology].

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    Li, Xiaofang; Deng, Linhong; Lu, Hu; He, Bin

    2014-08-01

    A measurement system based on the image processing technology and developed by LabVIEW was designed to quickly obtain the range of motion (ROM) of spine. NI-Vision module was used to pre-process the original images and calculate the angles of marked needles in order to get ROM data. Six human cadaveric thoracic spine segments T7-T10 were selected to carry out 6 kinds of loads, including left/right lateral bending, flexion, extension, cis/counterclockwise torsion. The system was used to measure the ROM of segment T8-T9 under the loads from 1 Nm to 5 Nm. The experimental results showed that the system is able to measure the ROM of the spine accurately and quickly, which provides a simple and reliable tool for spine biomechanics investigators.

  15. [Research on the range of motion measurement system for spine based on LabVIEW image processing technology].

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    Li, Xiaofang; Deng, Linhong; Lu, Hu; He, Bin

    2014-08-01

    A measurement system based on the image processing technology and developed by LabVIEW was designed to quickly obtain the range of motion (ROM) of spine. NI-Vision module was used to pre-process the original images and calculate the angles of marked needles in order to get ROM data. Six human cadaveric thoracic spine segments T7-T10 were selected to carry out 6 kinds of loads, including left/right lateral bending, flexion, extension, cis/counterclockwise torsion. The system was used to measure the ROM of segment T8-T9 under the loads from 1 Nm to 5 Nm. The experimental results showed that the system is able to measure the ROM of the spine accurately and quickly, which provides a simple and reliable tool for spine biomechanics investigators.

  16. GitLab repository management

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    Hethey, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    A simple, easy to understand tutorial guide on how to build teams and efficiently use version control, using GitLab.If you are a system administrator in a company that writes software or are in charge of an infrastructure, this book will show you the most important features of GitLab, including how to speed up the overall process

  17. 基于LabVIEW的圆度误差测量分析系统研究%Roundness Error Measurement and Analysis System Study Based on LabVIEW

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    万文

    2011-01-01

    In order to realize measurement analysis of roundness error, the system is studied, which adopted with virtual instrument graphic program language of LabVlEW development platform and based on roundness error for collection and analysis. The least-squares round program for evaluation of roundness error was designed. Roundness error measurement and assessment are realized.%为了实现圆度误差测量分析,采用LabVIEW作为软件开发平台,研究了基于虚拟仪器的圆度误差采集和分析系统,设计了圆度误差评定的最小二乘圆法程序,实现了圆度误差测量评定.

  18. LabVIEW in Design of a Two-channel Voice Recording System%基于LabVIEW的双声道语音录制系统的设计

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    智耕

    2012-01-01

    本文论述了一款双声道语音录制系统的组成及开发过程,该系统利用LabVIEW进行设计,采用计算机声卡代替专用数据采集卡,实现语音信号的录制、显示、存储等功能,具有广阔的应用前景。%This paper discusses components and development process of a two-channel voice recording system, using LabVIEW and computer's sound card instead of a special DAC. This method could achieve functions of recording, displaying and saving signal data, enjoying broad application prospects.

  19. LabVIEW in Design of a Two-channel Voice Recording System%基于LabVIEW的双声道语音录制系统的设计

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    智耕

    2012-01-01

    本文论述了一款双声道语音录制系统的组成及开发过程,该系统利用LabVIEW进行设计,采用计算机声卡代替专用数据采集卡,实现语音信号的录制、显示、存储等功能,具有广阔的应用前景。%This paper discusses components and development process of a two-channel voice recording system,using LabVIEW and computer's sound card instead of a special DAC.This method could achieve functions of recording,displaying and saving signal data,enjoying broad application prospects.

  20. 基于LabVIEW的激光脉冲波形测试系统%Development of Testing System for Wave Shape of Laser Pulse on LabVIEW

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    杜堃; 孙正捷; 叶中琛

    2011-01-01

    A testing system for wave shape of laser pulse is developed on LabVIEW, with it's measurement method in accordance with ISO 11554∶2006.The architecture of hardware and software is presented in the article in detail.%根据ISO11554:2006提出的测量和分析方法,利用LabVIEW软件开发平台,进行了激光脉冲波形的自动测试系统的研发,对该系统的硬件系统、软件系统进行了详细论述.经试验验证,各项设计要求均符合设计要求.

  1. Design of Management System of Electronic Analytical Balance Based on Lab VIEW%基于LabVIEW的电子分析天平管理系统设计

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    王宝; 唐求; 滕召胜; 陈良柱; 张章

    2011-01-01

    针对传统的电子天平测数据记录繁琐,测量数据的可操作性差,设计一种基于LabVIEW的高精度电子分析天平管理系统,介绍了利用超低功耗单片机MSP430F449为核心处理器,CS5532为AD转换器的高精度电子分析天平的硬件结构及工作原理,详细阐述了LabVIEW通过VISA通信的软件流程和部分模块结构的实现方法,并对系统的上位机软件安全性做了简要介绍.实测结果表明,该管理系统安全可靠,操作简便,成本低廉,有很强的数据处理能力.%For the trouble data record process and poor data interoperability in traditional halance measurement equipment , this paper designed a high accuracy electronic analytical balance manage system based on LabVIEW,which was equipped with super low power MSP430F449 for information processing and CS5532 for A/D convertion. The software process and implemetation method in which LabVIEW controlled the inscniment by VISA was elaborated, and the design of some block was briefly introduced. The manage system is proved to be accurate and reliable,and easy to operate with strong; data processing; ability.

  2. Design of threshold denoising system for broadband time-varying signal based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的宽频时变信号阈值去噪系统设计

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    张俊涛; 曹梦娜; 张涛

    2014-01-01

    A virtual denoising system w hich is fast and efficient is designed for broadband time‐varying signal by using the powerful signal processing function library based on Lab‐VIEW .The power spectrum of broadband time‐varying signal containing gaussian noise is analyzed in the paper and wavelet threshold denoising is used based on their spectral fea‐tures .The optimal parameters of thresholding methods is searched by analyzing and compa‐ring the results of different thresholding criteria and the hard and soft threshold denosing . The results show that thresholding method based on LabVIEW for broadband time‐varying signal achieves good effect and present excellent characteristics in the time‐frequency do‐m ain .%针对含有高斯噪声的宽频时变信号,利用LabVIEW强大的信号处理函数库设计了基于LabVIEW的虚拟去噪系统,该系统去噪快捷高效。对含有高斯噪声的宽频时变信号进行功率谱分析,根据其频谱特性进行小波阈值去噪,通过对各种不同阈值去噪准则及软硬阈值去噪结果进行对比分析,寻找阈值去噪方法的最优参数。结果表明,基于LabVIEW阈值去噪法对含有高斯噪声的宽频时变信号具有较好的效果,在时频域都表现了优良的特征。

  3. Application of network communication in simulation systems based on LabVIEW virtual instrument%网络通信在基于LabVIEW虚拟仪器仿真系统中的应用

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    刘艳莉; 金文; 陈志敏; 刘宏军; 程泽

    2011-01-01

    The network communication function of virtual Instruments LabVIEW simulation software supplies the experimental teaching with open teaching and learning environment , which is a combination of personalized learning and interactive sharing of resources in practice. With the combination of database technology and software programming techniques and based on LabVIEW, the virtual instrument simulation of electrical and electronic systems can achieve the organization and process management of the groups of students’ experiments in a virtual laboratory, as well as educate innovation and self-design capability of students. At the same time, it can help students solve the practical problems encountered in the experiment through an online interactive features.%虚拟仪器仿真软件LabVIEW所具有的网络通信功能,为实验教学提供了个性化学习与交互式资源共享相结合的开放式实践教学环境.结合数据库技术和软件编程技术所开发的基于LabVIEW"电工电子虚拟仪器仿真系统",在培养学生的创新意识和自主设计能力的同时,可实现虚拟实验室多组学生实验的组织和过程管理,并通过在线交互功能帮助学生解决实验中遇到的实际问题.

  4. Using LabVIEW for the design and control of digital signal processing systems. Simulation of the ultra slow extraction at COSY

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    Heinrichs, G. (Forschungszentrum, Juelich, Juelich (Germany)); Rongen, H. (Forschungszentrum, Juelich, Juelich (Germany)); Jamal, R. (National Instruments, Muenchen (Germany))

    1994-12-15

    For the ultraslow extraction system of the COler SYnchrotron COSY a direct digital synthesis system is being developed. LabVIEW from National Instruments has been chosen as a tool for the simulation of the digital signal processing algorithms as well as the generation of test sequences. In order to generate adjustable band-limited noise centered at a carrier frequency, alternative algorithms have been studied. LabVIEW permits the interactive variation of relevant system parameters by means of a graphical language in order to study the quality of the frequency band limitation as a function of noise parameters, digital accuracy and frequency range and to generate test sequences by means of a real-time function generator. Advantages and limitations of LabVIEW for such applications are discussed. ((orig.))

  5. 基于CAN总线和LabVIEW的能馈电子负载监控系统%Monitor system of energy-feedback electronic load based on CAN bus and LabVIEW

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    陈雪冰; 郭倩; 马皓

    2011-01-01

    为了实现对电源老化测试的自动控制和实时数据采集,基于CAN总线和NI的LabVIEW设计了一个能馈电子负载的监控系统.能馈电子负载系统由8个柜子共72个3 kW的电子负载单元组成,每个负载单元都由DSP控制.监控系统由电子负载单元内部的RS-485总线、柜子级的CAN总线以及系统级的CAN总线构成,并开发了基于LabVIEW的上位机人机监控界面.上位机通过三级总线可以和DSP通信,从而控制能馈电子负载系统的启动、停止,并能按照设定的电流值对电源进行测试,在测试过程中实时监测电源的状态.实际应用结果表明,该监控系统实时性好、可靠性高,取得了很好的控制效果.%In order to realize the automatic control and real-time data acquisition during the burn-in test of the power supplies, a monitor system was designed for the energy-feedback electronic load system with CAN bus and LabVIEW. The energy-feedback electronic load system contains 72 electronic load units with 3 kW which distribute in 8 cabinets. Each unit was controlled by DSP. The monitor system consists of RS-485 buses inside the units, CAN buses of cabinet level and one CAN bus of system level. By means of LabVIEW, a human machine interface (HMI) for monitoring and controlling was developed on PC. With the 3-level buses , the PC can communicate with each DSP and start or stop the whole electronic load system. Furthermore, the output currents of power supplies under testing were set by PC. The monitor system acquires the real-time output voltages and currents of the power supplies during the test. The practical results demonstrate that the monitor system is real-time and reliable. It achieves good performance.

  6. Research of Vehicle ABS Test System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的汽车ABS试验台检测系统的研究

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    姜山; 龙永红; 黄晓峰

    2013-01-01

    ABS(防抱死制动系统)能够极大的提高车辆在制动时的稳定性和可操作性.在深入学习了ABS的工作原理及其测试技术的基础之上设计了一套台架测试装置,它能够很好的模拟实际车辆的制动工况,从而提高测试的准确度.上位机检测系统主要以美国NI公司的虚拟仪器软件LabVIEW8.6完成,它能够对数据进行实时的采集、处理与通信.通过上位机界面可以设置不同的路面工况和制动初始速度,从而检测ABS的动态性能.

  7. Characterization of aqueous two phase systems by combining lab-on-a-chip technology with robotic liquid handling stations.

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    Amrhein, Sven; Schwab, Marie-Luise; Hoffmann, Marc; Hubbuch, Jürgen

    2014-11-07

    Over the last decade, the use of design of experiment approaches in combination with fully automated high throughput (HTP) compatible screenings supported by robotic liquid handling stations (LHS), adequate fast analytics and data processing has been developed in the biopharmaceutical industry into a strategy of high throughput process development (HTPD) resulting in lower experimental effort, sample reduction and an overall higher degree of process optimization. Apart from HTP technologies, lab-on-a-chip technology has experienced an enormous growth in the last years and allows further reduction of sample consumption. A combination of LHS and lab-on-a-chip technology is highly desirable and realized in the present work to characterize aqueous two phase systems with respect to tie lines. In particular, a new high throughput compatible approach for the characterization of aqueous two phase systems regarding tie lines by exploiting differences in phase densities is presented. Densities were measured by a standalone micro fluidic liquid density sensor, which was integrated into a liquid handling station by means of a developed generic Tip2World interface. This combination of liquid handling stations and lab-on-a-chip technology enables fast, fully automated, and highly accurate density measurements. The presented approach was used to determine the phase diagram of ATPSs composed of potassium phosphate (pH 7) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) with a molecular weight of 300, 400, 600 and 1000 Da respectively in the presence and in the absence of 3% (w/w) sodium chloride. Considering the whole ATPS characterization process, two complete ATPSs could be characterized within 24h, including four runs per ATPS for binodal curve determination (less than 45 min/run), and tie line determination (less than 45 min/run for ATPS preparation and 8h for density determination), which can be performed fully automated over night without requiring man power. The presented methodology provides

  8. Sub-micro-liter Electrochemical Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism Detector for Lab-on-a-Chip System

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    Tanaka, Hiroyuki; Fiorini, Paolo; Peeters, Sara; Majeed, Bivragh; Sterken, Tom; de Beeck, Maaike Op; Hayashi, Miho; Yaku, Hidenobu; Yamashita, Ichiro

    2012-04-01

    A sub-micro-liter single-nucleotide-polymorphism (SNP) detector for lab-on-a-chip applications is developed. This detector enables a fast, sensitive, and selective SNP detection directly from human blood. The detector is fabricated on a Si substrate by a standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor/micro electro mechanical systems (CMOS/MEMS) process and Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) molding. Stable and reproducible measurements are obtained by implementing an on-chip Ag/AgCl electrode and encapsulating the detector. The detector senses the presence of SNPs by measuring the concentration of pyrophosphoric acid generated during selective DNA amplification. A 0.5-µL-volume detector enabled the successful performance of the typing of a SNP within the ABO gene using human blood. The measured sensitivity is 566 pA/µM.

  9. Image analysis for a microfluidic paper-based analytical device using the CIE L*a*b* color system.

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    Komatsu, Takeshi; Mohammadi, Saeed; Busa, Lori Shayne Alamo; Maeki, Masatoshi; Ishida, Akihiko; Tani, Hirofumi; Tokeshi, Manabu

    2016-11-28

    The combination of a microfluidic paper-based analytical device (μPAD) and digital image analysis is widely used for quantitative analysis with μPADs because of its easy and simple operation. Herein, we have demonstrated a quantitative analysis based on multiple color changes on a μPAD. The CIE L*a*b* color system was employed to analyse the digital images obtained with the μPAD. We made pH measurements using a universal pH-indicator showing multiple color changes for various pH values of aqueous test solutions. The detectable pH range of this method was wider than the typical grayscale-based image analysis, and we succeeded in the measurements for a wide pH range of 2-9.

  10. Atomic absorption spectroscopy for mercury, automated by sequential injection and miniaturized in lab-on-valve system.

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    Erxleben, Holger; Ruzicka, Jaromir

    2005-08-15

    Sodium borohydride-based hydride generation was automated by using programmable flow within the lab-on-valve module. Mercury vapor, generated in the reaction mixture, was extracted in a gas/liquid separator. The gas-expansion separator was miniaturized and compared with the performance of a novel gas separator that exploits the combination of Venturi effect and reduced pressure. Cold vapor atomic spectroscopy was used as a model system, with detection of mercury by absorption at 254 nm and limit of detection of 9 microg of Hg/L, using 300 microL of sample and 100 microL of borohydride. This work introduces, for the first time, sequential injection technique for hydride generation, highlights advantages of using programmable flow, and outlines means for miniaturization of assays based on spectroscopy of volatile species.

  11. LabVIEW-based auto-timing counts virtual instrument system with ORTEC 974 Counter/Timer

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    YAN Jie; LIU Rong; LI Cheng; JIANG Li; LU Xinxin; ZHU Tonghua; WANG Mei; WEN Zhongwei; LIN Jufang

    2009-01-01

    In order to achieve the auto-timing counts measurement of nuclear radiation using ORTEC 974 Counter/Timer,an auto-timing counts virtual instrument system based on the LabVIEW virtual instrument development platform and GPIB instrument control and transmission bus protocol is designed in this paper.By introducing software timing technique,the minimum time base of factory setting improves from 0.1 s to 0.03 s.The timing counts performance and longtime stability are also discussed in detail.The automatic data recording and saving facilitates data analysis and processing.Its real-time display and statistic function is very convenient for monitoring the nuclear radiation.

  12. Status of the Control System for the CLAS Detector at Jefferson Lab

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    T. Carroll; A. Gilmer; M. Vineyard; T. Auger; W. Brooks; S. Fabbro; A. Freyberger; M. Ito; B. Madre; Y. Patois; S. Philips; M. Swynghedauw; J. Tang

    1997-11-01

    A control system for Hall B at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is being developed within the framework of the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS). The Hall B equipment currently under EPICS control include numerous beam line devices, high voltage supplies, detector gas systems, and safety systems. The status of the control system is described.

  13. Integration of Organic Light Emitting Diodes and Organic Photodetectors for Lab-on-a-Chip Bio-Detection Systems

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    Graeme Williams

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The rapid development of microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip (LoC technologies have allowed for the efficient separation and manipulation of various biomaterials, including many diagnostically relevant species. Organic electronics have similarly enjoyed a great deal of research, resulting in tiny, highly efficient, wavelength-selective organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs and organic photodetectors (OPDs. We consider the blend of these technologies for rapid detection and diagnosis of biological species. In the ideal system, optically active or fluorescently labelled biological species can be probed via light emission from OLEDs, and their subsequent light emission can be detected with OPDs. The relatively low cost and simple fabrication of the organic electronic devices suggests the possibility of disposable test arrays. Further, with full integration, the finalized system can be miniaturized and made simple to use. In this review, we consider the design constraints of OLEDs and OPDs required to achieve fully organic electronic optical bio-detection systems. Current approaches to integrated LoC optical sensing are first discussed. Fully realized OLED- and OPD-specific photoluminescence detection systems from literature are then examined, with a specific focus on their ultimate limits of detection. The review highlights the enormous potential in OLEDs and OPDs for integrated optical sensing, and notes the key avenues of research for cheap and powerful LoC bio-detection systems.

  14. Research on the phase unwrapping theory of the surface roughness measurement system based on LabVIEW

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    Zhong, Lei; Li, Xiang-ning; Huang, Zhong-he

    2008-12-01

    The roughness of the surface is an important parameter that reflects the quality of the object. Optical methods are the usual ways to measure the surface roughness including scattering method, speckle method, interferometric method and optical stylus method. But they are highly required the precision of the mechanism and they are not convenient to realize the automatic measurement. To improve the structure and the automatic performance, this surface roughness measurement system is based on the theory of two-dimensional phase unwrapping that is widely used in aerophotogrammetry. With the theory, the three dimensional data can be calculated from the images detected. The difference is that the image is captured by radar in aerophotogrammetrytly while it is got by using optical structure in this system. The images are got through the optical structure with the structured light. To control the phase of the light, the gratings is used in the system controlled by the piezoelectric ceramics. The phase information is contained in the image and captured by the CCD camera. To analyze the images captured through the optical system, the phase should be extracted from the images through complex operation to generate the phase map. The quality-guided algorithm is the main algorithm in this system. LabVIEW is the main software development environment and the massive calculation is accomplished in the dynamic linked library complied by Visual C++ to realize the image processing. Through the stereogram showed in the software we can clearly get the three dimensional information of the surface.

  15. Metallurgical Laboratory (MET-LAB)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The MET-LAB can perform materials characterization for all types of metallic components and systems to any industry-specific or military standard. Capabilities: The...

  16. Application of LabVIEW in PMSM Vector Control System%LabVIEW在永磁同步电机矢量控制系统中的应用

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    曹玲芝; 张顺龙

    2012-01-01

    针对永磁同步电机(PMSM)的矢量控制,基于图形化编程语言LabVIEW和虚拟仪器数据采集设备,编写实现了带有死区补偿的空间矢量脉宽调制(SVPWM)程序,产生了SVPWM信号,搭建了电机转速、电流等参数动态测量系统.在数字化交流PMSM调速系统上进行了验证,实验结果验证了利用虚拟仪器实现SVPWM方案的可行性,电机参数动态测量系统精度高、实时性强、响应速度快.%Based on the permanent magnet synchronous motor vector control (PMSM) .programmed and realized space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) program with dead-time compensation based on the graphical programming language Lab VIEW and virtual instrument data acquisition device, putted up motor speed and current dynamic measurement system. The SVPWM and dynamic measurement system were verified on the digital AC PMSM speed control system. The experimental results show that the scheme to use virtual instrument is feasible and the precision is high,the real-time is strong,and the response speed is quick in the motor dynamic measurement system.

  17. PV led engine characterization lab for standalone light to light systems

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    Thorsteinsson, Sune; Poulsen, Peter Behrensdorff; Lindén, Johannes

    2014-01-01

    PV-powered lighting systems, light-to-light systems (L2L), offer outdoor lighting where it is else where cumbersome to enable lighting. Application of these systems at high latitudes, where the difference in day length between summer and winter is large and the solar energy is low requires smart...

  18. An estimated method of visibility for a remote sensing system based on LabVIEW and Arduino

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    Chen, Xiaochuan; Ruan, Chi; Zheng, Hairong

    2017-02-01

    Visibility data have long needed to traffic meteorological monitoring and warning system, but visibility data have monitored with expensive special equipment. Visibility degradation in fog is due to the light scattering of fog droplets, which are transit from aerosols via activation. Considering strong correlation between PM2.5 (Particulate matter with diameters less than 2.5μm) mass concentration and visibility, regression models can be useful tools for retrieving visibility data from available PM2.5 data. In this study, PM2.5 is measured by low cost and commercial equipment. The results of experiment indicate that relative humidity is the key factor to impact accuracy correlation between PM2.5 and visibility, the strongest correlation locates in the RH (Arduino as the controller, design and implements a wireless serial acquisition and control system based LabVIEW and Arduino, this system can achieve the function of real-time synchronization Web publishing. The result of the test indicates that this system has typical characteristics of friendly interface, high levels of reliability and expansibility, moreover it can retrieve visibility data from available PM2.5 data that can easy to access by low-cost sensor along the highway.

  19. PV LED ENGINE characterization lab for stand alone light-to-light systems

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    Poulsen, Peter Behrensdorff; Thorsteinsson, Sune; Lindén, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    PV-powered lighting systems, light-to-light systems (L2L), offer outdoor lighting where it is elsewhere cumbersome to enable lighting. Application of these systems at high latitudes, where the difference in day length between summer and winter is large and the solar energy is low requires smart d...... are presented. Furthermore, a laboratory has been build to characterize these systems up to 200 Wp from “nose to tail” in great details to support improvement of the systems and to make accurate field performance predictions by the dimensioning tool....

  20. Research on Power Quality Monitoring System and Its Data Storage Format Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的电能质量监测系统及其数据存储格式的研究*

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    2013-01-01

      利用虚拟仪器技术,通过软硬件结合,设计了基于LabVIEW的电能质量监测系统。阐述了硬件设计方案,并重点讨论了电能质量稳态指标的分析方法,系统实现了对电能质量指标实时测量和分析、数据库存储和格式转换等功能。为了克服监测网中多数据源给电能质量数据统一管理分析带来的不便,系统采用IEEE推荐的PQDIF格式存储数据,详细介绍了LabVIEW软件生成PQDIF文件的方法。实验测试表明系统满足电网监测的需求,同时具备电网监测标准化和智能化的特点。%A power quality monitoring system based on LabVIEW is designed by using the technique of virtual instrument through the combination of hardware and software. This paper mainly discusses the hardware designing proposal and the analytical methods of steady index for power quality. It realizes the functions of real-time measurement and analysis, data storage and convertion and waveform saving. In order to overcome multi-data sources, generated by different monitor equipments of power quality monitor network, to cause inconvenience to unified management and analysis of power quality data, the system adopts the storage data in PQDIF recommended by IEEE. A detailed specification of PQDIF file and its implementing method based on LabVIEW are presented. The experiment results show that the system can satisfy the requirement of power monitoring with the characteristic of standardization and intelligent.

  1. Measure system for the antenna to get the patterns of the tested antennas based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的天线方向图测试系统设计

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    刘瑾; 王化吉

    2011-01-01

    针对传统的天线方向图测量方法效率低、精度差的缺点,基于LabVIEW软件平台开发了1套天线方向图自动测试系统.该系统通过GPIB总线实现对测试仪器的控制,在信号录取、角度录取、数据处理、方向图绘制方面实现了完全自动化,具有精度高、测量速度快、性能稳定的特点.%The conventional antenna pattern testing method has the quality of low velocity and low accuracy. Using the software of LabVIEW,we construct the auto-measure system for the antenna to get the patterns of the tested antennas.The system controls instruments by GPIB, and the signal extraction, angle extraction, data processing and pattern plotting are automatic. The system has the quality of high accuracy,high testing velocity and high reliability.

  2. Wireless Data Acquisition System Based on LabVIEW and Wi-Fi Technology%基于LabVIEW和Wi-Fi技术的无线数据采集系统

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    张志军; 徐小力; 吴国新

    2013-01-01

    针对传统有线数据采集系统存在布线、改线工程量大,维护与拓展困难且费时费力等缺陷,设计了一套基于Wi-Fi技术的无线数据采集系统.系统以LabVIEW为软件开发平台,进行虚拟仪器前面板设计与后台程序的缩写;利用Wi-Fi无线数据收发模决及其余硬件设备实现监测数据的无线采集与传输,并对整个系统进行了实验验证.%Considering the wiring shortcomings of traditional wired data acquisition systems, a Wi-Fi-based wireless data acquisition system was designed, which takes LabVIEW as the platform to design virtual instrument front panel and to write background program; making use of Wi-Fi modules and other hard equipment, the monitoring data were wirelessly collected and transported and the whole system were verified through experiments.

  3. Design of Performance Testing System for Rudder Transmission Organ Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的舵机传动机构性能测试系统设计

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    李鹏

    2014-01-01

    A type of missile rudder performance testing system based on virtual instrument was designed in this paper . LabVIEW 2010 was used as system software development platform .The hardware of this system which including a meas-urement and control unit consisting of a PCI-6251 data acquisition card was analyzed .On this basis ,the software of this testing system consisting of a database on the remote server of a MES system was designed .Some functions were a-chieved ,such as data acquisition ,data analysis ,data storage ,data transmission and so on .This system has been used in project .it was indicated that the operation of this system is simple ,the interface of this system software is friendly ,the degree of automation is excellent ,it was also approved that this testing system meet the requirements of the project with highly practicability .%设计了一种采用虚拟仪器技术的某型导弹舵机传动机构性能测试系统。利用LabVIEW 2010作为系统开发平台,分析了PCI-6251数据采集卡组成的测控单元硬件组成,在此基础上设计了由M ES系统远程服务器数据库构成的测试系统软件。系统实现了数据采集、数据分析、数据存储和数据传输等功能。实际测试表明,此系统操作简单、界面友好、自动化程度较高,体现了测试系统的实用性。

  4. Geometric Modeling and Reasoning of Human-Centered Freeform Products

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    Wang, Charlie C L

    2013-01-01

    The recent trend in user-customized product design requires the shape of products to be automatically adjusted according to the human body’s shape, so that people will feel more comfortable when wearing these products.  Geometric approaches can be used to design the freeform shape of products worn by people, which can greatly improve the efficiency of design processes in various industries involving customized products (e.g., garment design, toy design, jewel design, shoe design, and design of medical devices, etc.). These products are usually composed of very complex geometric shapes (represented by free-form surfaces), and are not driven by a parameter table but a digital human model with free-form shapes or part of human bodies (e.g., wrist, foot, and head models).   Geometric Modeling and Reasoning of Human-Centered Freeform Products introduces the algorithms of human body reconstruction, freeform product modeling, constraining and reconstructing freeform products, and shape optimization for improving...

  5. Updated version of an interim connection space LabPQR for spectral color reproduction: LabLab.

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    Cao, Qian; Wan, Xiaoxia; Li, Junfeng; Liang, Jingxing

    2016-09-01

    In this paper, we propose a new interim connection space (ICS) called LabLab, which is an updated version of LabPQR, to overcome the drawback that the last three dimensions of LabPQR have no definite colorimetric meanings. We extended and improved the method by which the first three dimensions of LabPQR are deduced to obtain an ICS consisting of two sets of CIELAB values under different illuminants, and the reconstructed spectra from LabLab were obtained by minimizing colorimetric errors by means of the computational formula of the CIE-XYZ tristimulus values combined with least-squares best fit. The improvement obtained from the proposed method was tested to compress and reconstruct the reflectance spectra of the 1950 Natural Color System color chips and more than 50,000 ISO SOCS color patches as well as six multispectral images acquired by multispectral image acquisition systems using 1600 glossy Munsell color chips as training samples. The performance was evaluated by the mean values of color differences between the original and reconstructed spectra under the CIE 1931 standard colorimetric observer and the CIE standard illuminants D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11, and A as well as five multichip white LED light sources. The mean and maximum values of the root mean square errors between the original and reconstructed spectra were also calculated. The experimental results show that the proposed three LabLab interim connection spaces significantly outperform principal component analysis, LabPQR, XYZLMS, Fairman-Brill, and LabRGB in colorimetric reconstruction accuracy at the cost of slight reduction of spectral reconstruction accuracy and illuminant independence of color differences of the suggested LabLab interim connection spaces outperform other interim connection spaces. In addition, the presented LabLab interim connection spaces could be quite compatible with the extensively used colorimetric management system since each dimension has definite colorimetric

  6. Exploring Effective Decision Making through Human-Centered and Computational Intelligence Methods

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    Han, Kyungsik; Cook, Kristin A.; Shih, Patrick C.

    2016-06-13

    Decision-making has long been studied to understand a psychological, cognitive, and social process of selecting an effective choice from alternative options. Its studies have been extended from a personal level to a group and collaborative level, and many computer-aided decision-making systems have been developed to help people make right decisions. There has been significant research growth in computational aspects of decision-making systems, yet comparatively little effort has existed in identifying and articulating user needs and requirements in assessing system outputs and the extent to which human judgments could be utilized for making accurate and reliable decisions. Our research focus is decision-making through human-centered and computational intelligence methods in a collaborative environment, and the objectives of this position paper are to bring our research ideas to the workshop, and share and discuss ideas.

  7. Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human-Centered Environments Based on 3D Data Fusion

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    Steinhaus, Peter; Strand, Marcus; Dillmann, Rüdiger

    2007-12-01

    Efficient navigation of mobile platforms in dynamic human-centered environments is still an open research topic. We have already proposed an architecture (MEPHISTO) for a navigation system that is able to fulfill the main requirements of efficient navigation: fast and reliable sensor processing, extensive global world modeling, and distributed path planning. Our architecture uses a distributed system of sensor processing, world modeling, and path planning units. In this arcticle, we present implemented methods in the context of data fusion algorithms for 3D world modeling and real-time path planning. We also show results of the prototypic application of the system at the museum ZKM (center for art and media) in Karlsruhe.

  8. Autonomous Robot Navigation in Human-Centered Environments Based on 3D Data Fusion

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    Rüdiger Dillmann

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Efficient navigation of mobile platforms in dynamic human-centered environments is still an open research topic. We have already proposed an architecture (MEPHISTO for a navigation system that is able to fulfill the main requirements of efficient navigation: fast and reliable sensor processing, extensive global world modeling, and distributed path planning. Our architecture uses a distributed system of sensor processing, world modeling, and path planning units. In this arcticle, we present implemented methods in the context of data fusion algorithms for 3D world modeling and real-time path planning. We also show results of the prototypic application of the system at the museum ZKM (center for art and media in Karlsruhe.

  9. A lab-on-a-chip device for analysis of amlodipine in biological fluids using peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence system.

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    Al Lawati, Haider A J; Al-Nadabi, Mira M; Varma, Gouri B; Suliman, Fakhr Eldin O; Al-Abri, Hasnaa

    2014-12-01

    A highly sensitive, rapid and economical method for the determination of amlodipine (AM) in biological fluids was developed using a peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence (CL) system in a lab-on-a-chip device. Peroxyoxalate-CL is an indirect type of CL that allows the detection of native fluorophores or compounds derivatized with fluorescent labels. Here, fluorescamine was reacted with AM, and the derivatization product was used in a bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate-CL system. Fluorescamine reacts selectively with aliphatic primary amine at neutral or basic pH. As most of the calcium channel blocker and many cardiovascular drugs do not contain primary amine, the developed method is highly selective. The parameters that influenced the CL signal intensity were studied carefully. These included the chip geometry, pH, concentration of reagents used and flow rates. Moreover, we confirmed our previous observation about the effects of imidazole, which is commonly used in the bis-(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)oxalate-CL system as a catalyst, and found that the signal was significantly improved when imidazole was absent. Under optimized conditions, a calibration curve was obtained with a linear range (10-100 µg/L). The limit of detection was 3 µg/L, while the limit of quantification was 10 µg/L. Finally the method was applied for the determination of AM in biological fluids successfully.

  10. A lab-on-a-chip system with integrated sample preparation and loop-mediated isothermal amplification for rapid and quantitative detection of Salmonella spp. in food samples

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    Sun, Yi; Than Linh, Quyen; Hung, Tran Quang

    2015-01-01

    and usually take a few hours to days to complete. In response to the demand for rapid on line or at site detection of pathogens, in this study, we describe for the first time an eight-chamber lab-on-a-chip (LOC) system with integrated magnetic beads-based sample preparation and loop-mediated isothermal...

  11. Centrifugal LabTube platform for fully automated DNA purification and LAMP amplification based on an integrated, low-cost heating system.

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    Hoehl, Melanie M; Weißert, Michael; Dannenberg, Arne; Nesch, Thomas; Paust, Nils; von Stetten, Felix; Zengerle, Roland; Slocum, Alexander H; Steigert, Juergen

    2014-06-01

    This paper introduces a disposable battery-driven heating system for loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) inside a centrifugally-driven DNA purification platform (LabTube). We demonstrate LabTube-based fully automated DNA purification of as low as 100 cell-equivalents of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) in water, milk and apple juice in a laboratory centrifuge, followed by integrated and automated LAMP amplification with a reduction of hands-on time from 45 to 1 min. The heating system consists of two parallel SMD thick film resistors and a NTC as heating and temperature sensing elements. They are driven by a 3 V battery and controlled by a microcontroller. The LAMP reagents are stored in the elution chamber and the amplification starts immediately after the eluate is purged into the chamber. The LabTube, including a microcontroller-based heating system, demonstrates contamination-free and automated sample-to-answer nucleic acid testing within a laboratory centrifuge. The heating system can be easily parallelized within one LabTube and it is deployable for a variety of heating and electrical applications.

  12. An Update on ConSys Including a New LabVIEW FPGA Based LLRF System

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    Worm, Torben; Nielsen, Jørgen S.

    . This system use a National Instruments NI-PCIe7852R DAQ card, which includes an on-board FPGA and are hosted in a standard PC. The fast (50 kHz) amplitude loop has been implemented on the FPGA, whereas the slower tuning and phase loops are implemented in the real-time system. An operator interface including...

  13. Design of GLP lab environment parameters monitor system based on Schneider PLC

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    Lian, Xiaoqin; Xu, Huihui; Duan, Zhengang; Zhang, Yong

    2008-10-01

    According to the technological process and the requirement for system control of the GLP Laboratory, an automatic system is designed to monitor and control over the environment parameters of the GLP laboratory. The system is composed of a programmable controller and touching screen as the processing unit. The Schneider PLC TSX P57303 controller with its counterpart input/output modules is adopted as the hardware platform and the Schneider PL7-MICRO/WIN as the software platform. This paper presents the main flow process design of the control system. The test results show that the control system can run automatically and switch mutually under different modes, and the functions such as monitor and control over the environment parameters of the GLP laboratory are realized.

  14. 基于 LabVIEW 的 FSAE 赛车悬架数据采集系统%Design of FSAE racing suspension data acquisition system based on LabVIEW

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    邓召文; 高伟; 王保华; 刘杰畅

    2015-01-01

    An upper computer program for Formula SAE (FSAE ) racing suspension data acquisition system based on LabVIEW is developed .The front data acquisition is completed by using single chip microcomputer ,the LabVIEW data transmission is realized through wireless module and serial com‐munication ,and the real‐time data acquisition ,recording and playback for the dynamic racing shock compression amount are realized .The wheel core jumping travel ,wheel load and frequency spectrum curve are calculated and obtained in real time .T he real‐time dynamic information reflected by racing suspension data acquisition system can be used to detect w hether the w heel travel meets the rules of FSAE and study axle load transfer of racing car under the limit conditions such as braking ,accelera‐tion and turning ,w hich can provide a guide for the car suspension performance tuning and optimiza‐tion of vehicle performance .%文章开发了一种基于LabVIEW的FSAE赛车悬架数据采集系统,利用单片机进行前端数据采集,通过无线模块、串口通讯与LabVIEW进行数据传输,实现动态赛车减震器压缩量的实时采集、记录与回放,并实时计算获得轮芯跳动行程、车轮载荷大小及频谱曲线。利用系统实时反映的动态信息,可以检测车轮行程是否满足FSAE(Formula SAE ,大学生方程式汽车大赛)规则要求,研究赛车在制动、加速以及转弯等极限工况下的轴荷转移情况,以指导赛车悬架性能调校及整车性能优化。

  15. The Design and Evolution of Jefferson Lab's Jasmine Mass Storage System

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    Bryan Hess; M. Andrew Kowalski; Michael Haddox-Schatz

    2005-04-01

    We describe the Jasmine mass storage system, in operation since 2001. Jasmine has scaled to meet the challenges of grid applications, petabyte class storage, and hundreds of MB/sec throughput using commodity hardware, Java technologies, and a small but focused development team. The evolution of the integrated disk cache system, which provides a managed online subset of the tape contents, is examined in detail. We describe how the storage system has grown to meet the special needs of the batch farm, grid clients, and new performance demands.

  16. 基于 LabVIEW 的凸轮加工磨削力测量系统设计%Design of Camshaft Grinding Force Measuring System Based on LabVIEW

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    万真武; 韩秋实; 李启光; 彭宝营

    2015-01-01

    基于PM AC的数控系统凸轮轴磨床,使用扭矩传感器与数据采集卡,搭建磨削力测量平台,并基于LabVIEW 2010平台开发了磨削力测量软件系统。本系统采用测量凸轮轴扭矩的方法,通过扭矩传感器测量磨削力,不仅测量响应速度快,而且给凸轮轴磨削的变磨削力测量带来很大的便利。%Based on PMAC NC camshaft grinding system ,a grinding force measuring platform was set up ,which used a data acquisi‐tion card and atorque sensor .And a grinding force measurement software system based on LabVIEW2010 was developed .The sys‐tem used a camshaft torque measurement method ,the grinding force was measured by torque sensor .This method is of fast re‐sponse ,but also convenient in measuring the variable camshaft grinding force .

  17. Variable Static Pressure Control Based on LabVIEW in VAV Air-Conditioning System%基于LabVIEW的变风量空调系统变静压控制

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    程贝贝; 任庆昌

    2011-01-01

    Aiming at the current situation that system airflow control mostly used fixed static pressure control method in VAV air-conditioning project, the variable static pressure control based on LabVIEW in VAV air-conditioning system is studied in Xi' an university of architecture & technology VAV laboratory. Compared with the fixed static pressure control mode, it verified that the variable static pressure control has energy-saving potential. It achieved good results based on RBF neural network auto-tuning PID control method.%针对目前变风量空调工程中系统风量多采用定静压控制的情况,结合西安建筑科技大学变风量空调实验室为研究平台。研究了基于LabVIEW的空调系统变静压控制。经验证,与定静压控制方式相比,变静压控制具有节能潜力。采用基于RBF神经网络自整定PID的控制方法,能取得良好的效果。

  18. Design of superhigh pressure gas remote monitoring and control system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的超高压气体远程测控系统设计

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    杨俊卿; 仝继钢; 雷晓峰; 江澎

    2014-01-01

    该文基于超高压气体设备操作的安全性,结合现代科技,设计出一种基于LabVIEW的超高压气体远程测控系统。该系统克服传统的超高压气体设备控制方法的安全性难以保证、功能实现单一、数据处理简单、远程控制距离有限等缺点,能够实时监测、控制高压气体。有效地解决了现场操作人员的人身安全问题,具有操作简单、实时性好、数据管理方便等特点。%In this paper , based on security superhigh pressure gas equipment operation and com-bined with modern technology , to design a superhigh pressure gas remote monitoring and control system based on LabVIEW.The system overcomes the traditional superhigh pressure gas equipment control method security is difficult to guarantee , functions achieve is single , data processing is simple , remote control distance is limited and other shortcomings , real-time monitoring control high pressure gas .It ef-fective solution to the personal safety of operator on site .Simple, real-time, easy data management ,etc.

  19. SmarTS Lab - A Laboratory for Developing Applications for WAMPAC Systems

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    Vanfretti, Luigi; Chenine, Moustafa; Almas, Muhammad Shoaib; Leelaruji, Rujiroj; Ängquist, Lennart; Nordström, Lars

    2012-01-01

    At the core of the development of “Smart Transmission Grids” is the design, implementation, and testing of synchronized phasor measurement data applications that can supplement Wide-Area Monitoring, Protection, and Control Systems(WAMPAC). Nevertheless, the development of new PMU data-based WAMPAC applications has been relatively slow. The great potential of WAMPAC systems is being limited by this, and efforts are needed so that new applications can be developed. The slow rate of development ...

  20. MUSE, a Lab-On-Chip System for In-Situ Analysis

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    Eckhard, F.; Prak, A.; van den Assem, D.

    Stork Product Engineering and 3T are working for several years on the development of an assembly technology for microsystem parts. This work has led to MATAS: Modular Assembly Technology for μTAS, a generic methodology which enables the development of very compact and highly integrated microsystems technology (MST) systems. MATAS has as great advantage that it enables the application of commercially available microsystem parts derived from different suppliers. The high degree of integration of both the MST parts with electronics enables the development of highly autonomous and intelligent systems which are suited for incorporation in planetary rovers or to support the research in ISS. For further improvement of the technology, and to show its advantages, the development of a system for on-chip capillary electrophoresis (CE) has been selected. CE, which is of old applied in the biosciences and biotechnology, is one of the key technologies for the detection and measurement of enantiomers. The study on enantiomers is an important aspect in the search to pre-biotic life. Due to the limited dimensions of Muse, the system is perfectly suited for use in a planetary rover but could also easily become part of the Astrobiology Facility of Space Station. For the measurement and detection of these enantiomers and other biomolecules, the system is equipped with a fluorescence detector. In 2002 a new project has been started to equip the system with an electrochemical detector enabling conductivity and amperometric analysis. Direct conductivity detection is especially applied in capillary ion electrophoresis, which can be used complementary, or separate to the zone electrophoresis, in which the fluorescence detector is applied. The combination of these detection technologies leads to a multi analysis system (Muse) with a very broad application area.

  1. Antithyroid drug detection using an enzyme cascade blocking in a nanoparticle-based lab-on-a-chip system.

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    Kurbanoglu, Sevinc; Mayorga-Martinez, Carmen C; Medina-Sánchez, Mariana; Rivas, Lourdes; Ozkan, Sibel A; Merkoçi, Arben

    2015-05-15

    A methimazole (MT) biosensor based on a nanocomposite of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) functionalized with iridium oxide nanoparticles (IrOx NPs) and tyrosinase (Tyr) immobilized onto screen printed electrode (SPE) by using a permanent magnet is presented. This system is evaluated in batch mode via chelating copper at the active site of tyrosinase and in flow mode by thioquinone formation. The MT detection in flow mode is achieved using a hybrid polydimethylsiloxane/polyester amperometric lab-on-a-chip (LOC) microsystem with an integrated SPE. Both systems are very sensitive with low limit of detection (LOD): 0.006 μM and 0.004 μM for batch and flow modes, respectively. Nevertheless, the flow mode has advantages such as its reusability, automation, low sample volume (6 μL), and fast response (20 s). Optimization and validation parameters such as enzyme-substrate amount, flow rate, inhibition conditions, repeatability and reproducibility of the biosensor have been performed. The proposed methods have been applied in MT detection in spiked human serum and pharmaceutical dosage forms.

  2. Investigation of Lab Fire Prevention Management System of Combining Root Cause Analysis and Analytic Hierarchy Process with Event Tree Analysis

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    Cheng-Chan Shih

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposed a new approach, combining root cause analysis (RCA, analytic hierarchy process (AHP, and event tree analysis (ETA in a loop to systematically evaluate various laboratory safety prevention strategies. First, 139 fire accidents were reviewed to identify the root causes and draw out prevention strategies. Most fires were caused due to runaway reactions, operation error and equipment failure, and flammable material release. These mostly occurred in working places of no prompt fire protection. We also used AHP to evaluate the priority of these strategies and found that chemical fire prevention strategy is the most important control element, and strengthening maintenance and safety inspection intensity is the most important action. Also together with our surveys results, we proposed that equipment design is also critical for fire prevention. Therefore a technical improvement was propounded: installing fire detector, automatic sprinkler, and manual extinguisher in the lab hood as proactive fire protections. ETA was then used as a tool to evaluate laboratory fire risks. The results indicated that the total risk of a fire occurring decreases from 0.0351 to 0.0042 without/with equipment taking actions. Establishing such system can make Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S office not only analyze and prioritize fire prevention policies more practically, but also demonstrate how effective protective equipment improvement can achieve and the probabilities of the initiating event developing into a serious accident or controlled by the existing safety system.

  3. DAQ application of PC oscilloscope for chaos fiber-optic fence system based on LabVIEW

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    Lu, Manman; Fang, Nian; Wang, Lutang; Huang, Zhaoming; Sun, Xiaofei

    2011-12-01

    In order to obtain simultaneously high sample rate and large buffer in data acquisition (DAQ) for a chaos fiber-optic fence system, we developed a double-channel high-speed DAQ application of a digital oscilloscope of PicoScope 5203 based on LabVIEW. We accomplished it by creating call library function (CLF) nodes to call the DAQ functions in the two dynamic link libraries (DLLs) of PS5000.dll and PS5000wrap.dll provided by Pico Technology Company. The maximum real-time sample rate of the DAQ application can reach 1GS/s. We can control the resolutions of the application at the sample time and data amplitudes by changing their units in the block diagram, and also control the start and end times of the sampling operations. The experimental results show that the application has enough high sample rate and large buffer to meet the demanding DAQ requirements of the chaos fiber-optic fence system.

  4. A LabVIEW model incorporating an open-loop arterial impedance and a closed-loop circulatory system.

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    Cole, R T; Lucas, C L; Cascio, W E; Johnson, T A

    2005-11-01

    While numerous computer models exist for the circulatory system, many are limited in scope, contain unwanted features or incorporate complex components specific to unique experimental situations. Our purpose was to develop a basic, yet multifaceted, computer model of the left heart and systemic circulation in LabVIEW having universal appeal without sacrificing crucial physiologic features. The program we developed employs Windkessel-type impedance models in several open-loop configurations and a closed-loop model coupling a lumped impedance and ventricular pressure source. The open-loop impedance models demonstrate afterload effects on arbitrary aortic pressure/flow inputs. The closed-loop model catalogs the major circulatory waveforms with changes in afterload, preload, and left heart properties. Our model provides an avenue for expanding the use of the ventricular equations through closed-loop coupling that includes a basic coronary circuit. Tested values used for the afterload components and the effects of afterload parameter changes on various waveforms are consistent with published data. We conclude that this model offers the ability to alter several circulatory factors and digitally catalog the most salient features of the pressure/flow waveforms employing a user-friendly platform. These features make the model a useful instructional tool for students as well as a simple experimental tool for cardiovascular research.

  5. PCR verification of microplate phenotypic system identification for LAB from traditional Western Balkan raw milk cheeses

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    Diana Paveljšek

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Fermentation and ripening specificity of traditional cheeses are predominantly directed by the natural microbial community present in milk selected by the cheese-making environment and technology. Therefore the traditional cheeses are unique products with specific microbiota biodiversity. There are several approaches for the identification of microbial population, however all of them have certain advantages and disadvantages. In this study the eligibility and performance of the Biolog phenotypic identification system (Biolog, Inc. with GEN III microplates was tested. Parallel to this method, polymerase chain reaction with genus- and species-specific primers was performed. One hundred sixty-five isolates from nine types of artisan cheeses were isolated and analysed. Cheeses were produced from raw ewe’s milk in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The Biolog phenotypic identification system identified 90 isolates, but only 55 identifications acquired by the Biolog system were supported by polymerase chain reaction at a genus level and 28 at a species level. The obtained results showed that the reliability of commercial phenotypic identification systems was inadequate when analysing lactic acid bacteria isolates from natural, spontaneous fermentations and needs to be additionally corroborated by genotypic identification methods.

  6. Going Underground: A Field Investigation and Lab Activity on Karst Topography and Water Systems

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    O'Dell, Gary; Gonzalez-Espada, Wilson

    2011-01-01

    Students learn science best with activities that mirror the way scientists work. This article describes how geologists investigate groundwater flow systems in areas of karst topography--geologic formations shaped by dissolving bedrock--and provides a way for students to replicate this research. Students also use electric current to model water…

  7. Applying Human-Centered Design Methods to Scientific Communication Products

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    Burkett, E. R.; Jayanty, N. K.; DeGroot, R. M.

    2016-12-01

    Knowing your users is a critical part of developing anything to be used or experienced by a human being. User interviews, journey maps, and personas are all techniques commonly employed in human-centered design practices because they have proven effective for informing the design of products and services that meet the needs of users. Many non-designers are unaware of the usefulness of personas and journey maps. Scientists who are interested in developing more effective products and communication can adopt and employ user-centered design approaches to better reach intended audiences. Journey mapping is a qualitative data-collection method that captures the story of a user's experience over time as related to the situation or product that requires development or improvement. Journey maps help define user expectations, where they are coming from, what they want to achieve, what questions they have, their challenges, and the gaps and opportunities that can be addressed by designing for them. A persona is a tool used to describe the goals and behavioral patterns of a subset of potential users or customers. The persona is a qualitative data model that takes the form of a character profile, built upon data about the behaviors and needs of multiple users. Gathering data directly from users avoids the risk of basing models on assumptions, which are often limited by misconceptions or gaps in understanding. Journey maps and user interviews together provide the data necessary to build the composite character that is the persona. Because a persona models the behaviors and needs of the target audience, it can then be used to make informed product design decisions. We share the methods and advantages of developing and using personas and journey maps to create more effective science communication products.

  8. A Videophone Prototype System Evaluated by Elderly Users in the Living Lab Schwechat

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    Oberzaucher, Johannes; Werner, Katharina; Mairböck, Harald P.; Beck, Christian; Panek, Paul; Hlauschek, Walter; Zagler, Wolfgang L.

    Elderly people often experience difficulties in using modern Information and Communication Technologies. This paper presents findings of an evaluation and a field test of a touch screen based internet videophone system mounted in a wooden frame in order to provide a non technical appearance. During a 14-day lasting field test in real-life environment the goal was to evaluate if and to what extent the elderly participants would benefit from using such a modern multimodal way of communication. Four prototype systems were installed in four private homes and were tested successfully by six persons. It was found that the elderly users actually benefited from the touchscreen control, the proportionally large-scale GUI and the VoIP-and video-telephone functions. Despite the small scale of the evaluation the gathered data demonstrates the potential this technology might have in daily life in particular for the emerging ambient assisted living (AAL) area.

  9. Fourth-generation concentrator system: From the lab to the factory to the field

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    O`Neill, M.J.; McDanal, A.J. [ENTECH, Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, TX (United States)

    1994-12-31

    In the May 1993 IEEE PVSC paper, the authors described improvements in manufacturing technology which the authors team was developing to mass-produce their new fourth-generation concentrator module. In the past 18 months, they have completed the development of this new module. They are currently producing over 600 modules of the new type, equivalent to more than 250 kW of rates power output. Most of these modules are presently being deployed in two utility-scale power plants owned by the two largest utility companies in Texas: (i) a 100 kW system near Ft. Davis, Texas, at the Solar Park being developed by Central and South West (C and SW); and (ii) a 100 kW system near Dallas, Texas, at the Energy Park being developed by TU Electric (TUE). Thus, the module technology the authors described at the last PVSC has progressed from the laboratory to the factory floor to the field.

  10. 基于LabVIEW汽车操纵稳定性试验系统的开发%Study on automobile controllability and stability test system based on LabVIEW

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    孙泽海; 徐延海; 赵文杰

    2011-01-01

    基于当今对汽车操纵稳定性试验的灵活性、便捷性、可靠性和图形化的要求,结合GPS、AHRS及AM-2012转向力角测试仪的特点,开发了基于LabVIEW的汽车操纵稳定性试验测试系统.在介绍了操纵稳定性的重要性以及试验系统的要求的基础上,详细的介绍了该操纵稳定性试验系统的组成.并给出了数据采集、处理以及实时显示的软件流程以及相关关键技术的实现方法.最后进行了具体的实车道路试验,通过对试验数据进行分析,验证了该试验系统的可靠性和便捷性.%With the requirements of convenience,flexibility, re liability and graphics of the controlla-bility and stability test system, an automobile controllability and stability test system was developed based on Lab VIEW, combining the properties of GPS,AHRS and AM-2012 steering angle and power tester.Then the composition of the automobile controllability and stability test system was mainly introduced in detail based on the analysis of the importance of automobile controllability and stability and the request of the test system.Afterwards the software, flows for data acquisition, processing and real-time displaying were given, as well as the method of implementing relative key techniques were also given.Finally automobile road test is done, which results after analyzing prove that the system is reliable and convenient.

  11. Design of Closed-loop Control System for Electronic Throttle Valve Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的电子节气门开度闭环控制系统设计

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    蒋艳; 钱伟康; 倪元鸿

    2012-01-01

    设计了基于LabVIEW 2010平台实现对汽车电子节气门蝶阀开度的闭环控制系统.系统选用NI的高速M系列USB-6251数据采集板卡采集从节气门位置传感器反馈的电压信号,且输出两路互补PWM信号控制节气门体中的直流电机.结合PID积分分离控制算法,即当节气门蝶阀开度变化较小时采用PID算法,当角度变化较大时采用PD算法.实验证明系统编程简单,人机交互方便,开发周期短,闭环控制效果良好,具有实际的应用价值.%The paper designs the closed-loop control system for automotive electronic throttle valve opening which is based on Lab VIEW 2010 platform. System uses NI high-speed M-Series USB-6251 data acquisition board to collect feedback voltage signal from the throttle position sensor and then outputs two complementary PWM signals to control DC motor which is in throttle body. System chooses PID control algorithm with integral separation, that is to say, when the throttle valve opening change is small,system uses PID algorithm, otherwise uses PD algorithm. Experiments show that system has the advantages of simple programming, convenient human-computer interaction, short development cycles and good closed-loop control, so this research has practical value in real life.

  12. 基于LabVIEW的高精度铂电阻测温系统设计%Design of High Accurate Platinum Resistance Temperature Measurement System Based on LabVIEW

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    石明江; 张禾; 何道清

    2012-01-01

    According to the platinum resistance temperature characteristics and virtual instruments, a high accurate temperature measurement system has designed. The system adopted four-wire temperature measurement, it used constant-current source to overcome the error caused by platinum resistance wire. This system used the Lab VIEW software to complete curve fitting. The temperature measurement system errors have been analyzed. The experimental results showed that the system has high accuracy, high reliability and flexibility, if the measured temperature range of between 8℃ to 100℃ , the absolute measurement error is less than ±0. L℃ , it can be widely applied to the high accuracy temperature measurement field.%针对铂电阻测温的特性结合虚拟仪器技术,设计了一种高精度温度测量系统;采用四线制恒流源温度测量电路克服由于铂电阻引线带来的误差,同时利用LabVIEW软件完成曲线拟合,最后对温度测量系统误差进行了分析;测试结果表明,系统具有测量精度高、可靠性高、使用灵活等特点,当被测温度范围在8℃~100℃之间,测量的绝对误差小于士0.1℃,可广泛使用于要求高精度温度测量的领域.

  13. Infant Incubator Temperature and Humidity Detection System Based on LabVIEW%基于 LabVIEW 的婴儿培养箱温湿度检测系统

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    李军; 曾志平; 张雯; 王耀弘; 陈里里

    2014-01-01

    提出了一套基于 LabVIEW 虚拟仪器的婴儿培养箱温湿度检测系统的构建方案,完成了系统软硬件开发,根据 JJF 1260-2010婴儿培养箱校准规范和 GB 11243-2008医用设备要求,并借助于重庆市质量计量检测研究院温湿度检测标准设备完成了系统的测试与调试,得到了系统的各验证参数。实验结果表明:该系统具有较高的可靠性,能以较高精度与准确度完成婴儿培养箱的温湿度检测。%This paper presents a scheme that is used in the temperature and humidity detection system of infant incubator which is based on the LabVIEW software platform’s temperature and humidity sen-sors virtual instrument,completing the hardware and software system development. And with the help of the Quality Measurement Testing Institute of Chongqing of temperature and humidity detection standard equipment completed the testing and debugging of the system,and acquired the validation parameters of the system. Experimental results show that the system has high reliability,and is able to complete the infant incubator temperature and humidity detection with the high precision and accuracy.

  14. Novel Integrated Lab-on-Chip System for Chromosome Translocations Analysis

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    Svendsen, Winnie Edith; Lange, Jacob Moresco; Shah, Pranjul Jaykumar

    2009-01-01

    This presentation will focus on the development of a chromosome total analysis system (C-TAS) starting from the design strategy and simulations to the integration into a final monolithic plug and play device. Individual modules which perform the sample preprocessing and analysis tasks like - cell...... isolation, cell culture, cell lysing, chromosome extraction and Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization will be presented. How we solved connecting the individual chips and adjusting the microfluidic flows, by using simulations will be discussed....

  15. Design of data acquisition system based on LabVIEW with improved state machine%基于LabVIEW改进状态机的数据采集系统设计

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    王智; 李智

    2014-01-01

    The paper analyses the shortcoming of the standard state machine, proposes a main frame of LabVIEW program with improved event state machine. Driving the USB 2.0 card to conduct data acquisition and uniting mixed program with MATLAB to analyze the data. During the time user can save the data or makes the data auto-saved by time. Besides , the system has a friendly interface, is easy to operate and extend its function.%分析标准状态机的不足,提出一种改进事件状态机的LabVIEW程序主框架。驱动USB 2.0采集卡进行数据实时采集,联合 MATLAB 混合编程进行数据分析,期间,用户可对数据按时间进行自动保存或手动保存。此外,该系统具有界面友好、操作方便及功能易扩充等优点。

  16. Primena sistema za monitoring buke i MatLab-a za proračun nivoa avionske buke / Noise monitoring system and MatLab application for aircraft noise level calculation

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    Milorad Pavlović

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available U radu je prikazan način primene sistema za monitoring buke, terminal NMT 3637B i softver 7802, firme Brüel & Kjær, u procesu sertifikacije mlaznih aviona, prema ICAO, standardu Annex 16 i algoritam za proračun EPNL nivoa buke (Effective Perceived Noise Level, koji je kreiran u okruženju MatLab. Ovim softverom sublimirani su svi potrebni ulazni podaci, akustički i neakustički, radi dobijanja traženog nivoa i svih međurezultata neophodnih za formiranje konačnog izveštaja koji se dostavlja vazduhoplovnim vlastima. / This paper presents the use of noise monitoring system, terminal NMT 3637B and software 7802, Brüel & Kjær in process of jet aircraft noise certification according to standard ICAO Annex 16 and the algoritam for calculating EPNL noise level (Effective Perceived Noise Level that we created in MatLab environment. This software sublimated all necessary input parameters, acoustic and non acoustic in purpose of getting final result and intermediate data. Those data are important for reporting to the certificating authority.

  17. Risk management framework a lab-based approach to securing information systems

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    Broad, James

    2013-01-01

    The RMF allows an organization to develop an organization-wide risk framework that reduces the resources required to authorize a systems operation. Use of the RMF will help organizations maintain compliance with not only FISMA and OMB requirements but can also be tailored to meet other compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) or Sarbanes Oxley (SOX). With the publishing of NIST SP 800-37 in 2010 and the move of the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense to modified versions of this process, clear implementation guidance is needed to help individuals correctly im

  18. Factors impacting biotransformation kinetics of trace organic compounds in lab-scale activated sludge systems performing nitrification and denitrification

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    Su, Lijuan; Aga, Diana [Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260 (United States); Chandran, Kartik [Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 (United States); Khunjar, Wendell O., E-mail: wkhunjar@hazenandsawyer.com [Hazen and Sawyer P.C., Fairfax, VA 22030 (United States)

    2015-01-23

    Highlights: • We examined TOrC biotransformation kinetics in nitrifying and denitrifying reators. • TOrC biotransformation was linked to heterotrophic and autotrophic activity. • TOrC biotransformation rates were not sensitive to the initial TOrC concentration. • Readily biodegradable organic matter suppressed TOrC biotransformation rates. - Abstract: To predict TOrC fate in biological activated sludge systems, there is a need to accurately determine TOrC biodegradation kinetics in mixed microbial cultures. Short-term batch tests with salicylic acid, 17α-ethinylestradiol, nonylphenol, trimethoprim and carbamazepine were conducted with lab-scale activated sludge cultures in which the initial TOrC concentration (1 mg/L and 0.0005 mg/L) and readily biodegradable substrate concentrations were varied. The results indicate that pseudo-first order kinetic estimates of TOrC are not sensitive (p > 0.05) to the initial TOrC concentration as long as the initial TOrC concentration (S{sub 0}) to biomass (X{sub 0}) ratio (on COD basis) is below 2 × 10{sup −3}. The presence of readily biodegradable organic matter suppresses TOrC biotransformation rates under nitrifying and denitrifying conditions, and this impact can be adequately described using a reversible non-competitive inhibition equation. These results demonstrate the importance of closely mimicking parent reactor conditions in batch testing because biotransformation parameters are impacted by in-situ carbon loading and redox conditions.

  19. Lab on valve-multisyringe flow injection system (LOV-MSFIA) for fully automated uranium determination in environmental samples.

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    Avivar, Jessica; Ferrer, Laura; Casas, Montserrat; Cerdà, Víctor

    2011-06-15

    The hyphenation of lab-on-valve (LOV) and multisyringe flow analysis (MSFIA), coupled to a long path length liquid waveguide capillary cell (LWCC), allows the spectrophotometric determination of uranium in different types of environmental sample matrices, without any manual pre-treatment, and achieving high selectivity and sensitivity levels. On-line separation and preconcentration of uranium is carried out by means of UTEVA resin. The potential of the LOV-MSFIA makes possible the fully automation of the system by the in-line regeneration of the column. After elution, uranium(VI) is spectrophotometrically detected after reaction with arsenazo-III. The determination of levels of uranium present in environmental samples is required in order to establish an environmental control. Thus, we propose a rapid, cheap and fully automated method to determine uranium(VI) in environmental samples. The limit of detection reached is 1.9 ηg of uranium and depending on the preconcentrated volume; it results in ppt levels (10.3 ηg L(-1)). Different water sample matrices (seawater, well water, freshwater, tap water and mineral water) and a phosphogypsum sample (with natural uranium content) were satisfactorily analyzed.

  20. Design of Data Acquisition System Based on LabVIEW For Hybrid Energy Automobile%基于LabVIEW的复合能源电动汽车数据采集系统的设计

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    朱洪波; 康龙云; 杨会州

    2011-01-01

    To evaluate the performance of hybrid energy automobile and to optimize the control strategy of hy brid energy management system, a data acquisition system based on LabVIEW is designed, including data ac quisition card, sensors, signal conditioning circuit, main program. This system can achieve the functions of data acquisition, analysis, display and storage of operational parameters of hybrid energy automobile. Furthermore, to improve calculation accuracy of vehicle speed signal, a method of velocity measuring which the sampling fre quency can be adjusted according to the vehicle speed is proposed. At last, the experiment that has taken on the hybrid energy automobile indicates that the system can realize data acquisition exactly.%为了评价复合能源电动汽车的性能以及优化复合能源管理系统的控制策略,设计了一种基于LabVIEW的数据采集系统,主要包括传感器、数据采集卡、信号调理电路、系统主程序.本系统实现了对复合能源电动汽车运行参数的采集、分析、显示和存储.此外,为了提高车速信号的计算精度,提出了一种可以根据车速调整采样频率的测速方法.最后在复合能源电动车上进行了实验,结果表明,系统能够对信号进行准确采集.

  1. Design of water environmental factors wireless monitoring system based on LabVIEW%基才LabVIEW的水环境因子无线监测系统设计

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    袁琦; 储春华; 李中品; 李洁菁

    2012-01-01

    为了解决传统水产养殖环境因子有线监测系统的布线复杂、可靠性较低等问题,以LabVIEW为开发平台,采用无线数据传输方式,设计了一种水产养殖环境因子无线监测系统。该系统实现了对水环境因子pH值的实时采集、显示和存储,以及历史数据查询等功能。试验结果表明,该系统运行稳定、能够准确地采集和显示水环境因子pH值,且具有操作简便、交互性好、性价比高和易扩展等优点。%In order to resolve the problem existing in traditional wired monitoring system of aquaculture with environmental factors such as wiring complexity, lower reliability etc a kind of environmental factors wireless monitoring system based on LabVIEW was designed by applying the model of wireless data transmission. The system can realize the real-time data acquisition of pH value as well as data display and storage, and also provide the historical data inquire etc. The test results prove that this system is stable, pH value can be accurately measured and displayed, and has advantages of simple operation, good interaction, a good ratio of performance to price and easy expandability.

  2. Mineral Resource Information System for Field Lab in the Osage Mineral Reservation Estate

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    Carroll, H.B.; Johnson, William I.

    1999-04-27

    The Osage Mineral Reservation Estate is located in Osage County, Oklahoma. Minerals on the Estate are owned by members of the Osage Tribe who are shareholders in the Estate. The Estate is administered by the Osage Agency, Branch of Minerals, operated by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Oil, natural gas, casinghead gas, and other minerals (sand, gravel, limestone, and dolomite) are exploited by lessors. Operators may obtain from the Branch of Minerals and the Osage Mineral Estate Tribal Council leases to explore and exploit oil, gas, oil and gas, and other minerals on the Estate. Operators pay a royalty on all minerals exploited and sold from the Estate. A mineral Resource Information system was developed for this project to evaluate the remaining hydrocarbon resources located on the Estate. Databases on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of operators, leases, and production were designed for use in conjunction with an evaluation spreadsheet for estimating the remaining hydrocarbons on the Estate.

  3. Hawking radiation from astrophysical black holes to analogous systems in lab

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    Belgiorno, Francesco D

    2017-01-01

    The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a guide to Hawking radiation through a dual approach to the problem. In the first part of the book, we summarize some basic knowledge about black holes and quantum field theory in curved spacetime. In the second part, we present a survey of methods for deriving and studying Hawking radiation from astrophysical black holes, from the original calculation by S W Hawking to the most recent contributions involving gravitational anomalies and tunneling. In the third part, we introduce analogue gravity models, with particular attention to dielectric black hole systems, to which the studies of the present authors are devoted. The mutual interchange of knowledge between the aforementioned parts is addressed to render a more comprehensive picture of this very fascinating quantum phenomenon associated with black holes.

  4. A Rapid Detection System Based on LabVIEW and Microcomputer

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    Ding Jianjun

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Excessive inhalation of formaldehyde is harmful to health. A quickly digital detection model of the content of formaldehyde in the air is designed in this paper. It can change nanoamps current into proper Voltage for TLC1543 through MAX407 and OP37.And a hardware circuit is designed for adaption and acquisition of the data. The method of this system is sending the signal to the host computer through a serial port and then showing the content of formaldehyde on the PC. Such digital detection of formaldehyde can be used to judge whether the content of formaldehyde is over the sustaining level of human body in a intuitive and quickly way.

  5. Social roles and performance of social-ecological systems: evidence from behavioral lab experiments

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    Irene Perez

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Social roles are thought to play an important role in determining the capacity for collective action in a community regarding the use of shared resources. Here we report on the results of a study using a behavioral experimental approach regarding the relationship between social roles and the performance of social-ecological systems. The computer-based irrigation experiment that was the basis of this study mimics the decisions faced by farmers in small-scale irrigation systems. In each of 20 rounds, which are analogous to growing seasons, participants face a two-stage commons dilemma. First they must decide how much to invest in the public infrastructure, e.g., canals and water diversion structures. Second, they must decide how much to extract from the water made available by that public infrastructure. Each round begins with a 60-second communication period before the players make their investment and extraction decisions. By analyzing the chat messages exchanged among participants during the communication stage of the experiment, we coded up to three roles per participant using the scheme of seven roles known to be important in the literature: leader, knowledge generator, connector, follower, moralist, enforcer, and observer. Our study supports the importance of certain social roles (e.g., connector previously highlighted by several case study analyses. However, using qualitative comparative analysis we found that none of the individual roles was sufficient for groups to succeed, i.e., to reach a certain level of group production. Instead, we found that a combination of at least five roles was necessary for success. In addition, in the context of upstream-downstream asymmetry, we observed a pattern in which social roles assumed by participants tended to differ by their positions. Although our work generated some interesting insights, further research is needed to determine how robust our findings are to different action situations, such as

  6. Generalized Nanosatellite Avionics Testbed Lab

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    Frost, Chad R.; Sorgenfrei, Matthew C.; Nehrenz, Matt

    2015-01-01

    The Generalized Nanosatellite Avionics Testbed (G-NAT) lab at NASA Ames Research Center provides a flexible, easily accessible platform for developing hardware and software for advanced small spacecraft. A collaboration between the Mission Design Division and the Intelligent Systems Division, the objective of the lab is to provide testing data and general test protocols for advanced sensors, actuators, and processors for CubeSat-class spacecraft. By developing test schemes for advanced components outside of the standard mission lifecycle, the lab is able to help reduce the risk carried by advanced nanosatellite or CubeSat missions. Such missions are often allocated very little time for testing, and too often the test facilities must be custom-built for the needs of the mission at hand. The G-NAT lab helps to eliminate these problems by providing an existing suite of testbeds that combines easily accessible, commercial-offthe- shelf (COTS) processors with a collection of existing sensors and actuators.

  7. A Bulk Superconducting Magnetic System for the CLAS12 Target at Jefferson Lab

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    Statera, Marco [INFN, Ferrara, Italy; Contalbrigo, Marco [INFN, Ferrara, Italy; Ciullo, Giuseppe [Universite di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy; Lenisa, Paulo [INFN, Ferrara, Italy; Lowry, Michael M. [JLAB; Sandorfi, Andrew M. [JLAB

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    A feasibility study of a bulk magnetic system for the target of an experiment to measure the transverse spin effects in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS) at 11 GeV with a transversely polarized target using the CLAS12 detector is presented. An experiment has been approved with the highest priority rating to study spin azimuthal asymmetries in SIDIS using 11-GeV polarized electron beams from the upgraded CEBAF facility and the CLAS12 detector equipped with a transversely polarized target. The transverse target in CLAS12 requires the shielding of a volume inside the longitudinal field of the main solenoid. In the shielded region, a transverse target magnet can operate; for the proposed magnetic configuration, the main solenoid maximum magnetic induction is 2 T. A bulk MgB2 cylinder cooled in liquid helium is proposed both to shield the longitudinal field of the main solenoid and to provide a transverse field induction up to 1.2 T for the hydrogen deuteride ice (HD-ice) target. The installation and magnetization procedure will be described. The magnetization procedure has to be compatible with the polarization and installation procedure of the HD-ice target. The design of a test bench to measure the transverse magnetization of a MgB2 bulk cylinder cooled by a coldhead is presented together with the scheduled measurements.

  8. Systemic acquired resistance (50 years after discovery): moving from the lab to the field.

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    Gozzo, Franco; Faoro, Franco

    2013-12-26

    Induction of plant defense(s) against pathogen challenge(s) has been the object of progressively more intense research in the past two decades. Insights on mechanisms of systemic acquired resistance (SAR) and similar, alternative processes, as well as on problems encountered on moving to their practical application in open field, have been carefully pursued and, as far as possible, defined. In reviewing the number of research works published in metabolomic, genetic, biochemical, and crop protection correlated disciplines, the following outline has been adopted: 1, introduction to the processes currently considered as models of the innate immunity; 2, primary signals, such as salicylic acid (SA), jasmonic acid (JA), and abscisic acid (ABA), involved with different roles in the above-mentioned processes; 3, long-distance signals, identified from petiole exudates as mobile signaling metabolites during expressed resistance; 4, exogenous inducers, including the most significant chemicals known to stimulate the plant resistance induction and originated from both synthetic and natural sources; 5, fungicides shown to act as stimulators of SAR in addition to their biocidal action; 6, elusive mechanism of priming, reporting on the most recent working hypotheses on the pretranscriptional ways through which treated plants may express resistance upon pathogen attack and how this resistance can be transmitted to the next generation; 7, fitness costs and benefits of SAR so far reported from field application of induced resistance; 8, factors affecting efficacy of induced resistance in the open field, indicating that forces, unrevealed under controlled conditions, may be operative in the field; 9, concluding remarks address the efforts required to apply the strategy of crop resistance induction according to the rules of integrated pest management.

  9. 基于LabVIEW的旋转机械转子振动监测系统%Vibration Monitoring System for Rotating Machine's Rotor Based on LabVIEW

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    王彦兵; 李慧敏; 丁彩红

    2011-01-01

    采用传感器和信号调理技术对旋转机械转子振动的各种信号进行采集、处理,并利用LabVIEW强大的信号处理、分析和数学运算功能对信号进行显示、分析,实现了在线转子的运转状况的监测,设计出了基于LabVIEW的旋转机械转子振动的监测系统.该系统可连续测量和监视转子振动有关的各类参量:转速、轴振、轴位移等,具有直观的显示界面、强大的信号分析以及数据存储管理功能.能及时识别旋转机械设备的异常状态,保证设备安全可靠地运行,并可以为控制设备运行于最优状态以及早期诊断设备故障提供依据.%This paper used sensor and signal conditioning technology for acquiring and processing a variety of rotor vibration signals of rotating machine.It used the LahVIEW' s powerful function of signal processing,analyais and mathematical operation to display and analyze the signal, realized monitoring the work status of online rotor,designed the vibration monitoring system for rotating machine' s rotor based on LabVIEW.This system can measure and monitor various types of rotor vibration parameters in continuously,speed,rotor vibration, axial displacement, with the intuitive display interface, powerful signal analysis ability and data 0storage management functions.It can identify the abnormal states of rotating mechanical equipment to ensure the safty and reliahility of equipment operation,provide the basis to control the equipment running at an optimal condition and diagnose the early equipment fault.

  10. 基于LabVIEW的磁悬浮轴承的静态刚度测量系统%Measurement System of Static Stiffness for Magnetic Bearings Based on LabVIEW

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    马骁; 尹成科; 陈琛

    2012-01-01

    Rotors can be suspended in stators through electromagnetic force in magnetic bearings. The static stiffness is one important technical characteristic of magnetic bearings, so it is a necessary procedure to measure static stiffness for magnetic bearings. A static stiffness measurement system was established up for active magnetic bearings in the open-loop control. This system was based on LabVIEW software development platform, and included X - Y - Z precision motorized stages, six-axis force/torque transducer,laser optical displacement sensor,and high precision ammeter for the most part. An industrial personal computer controlled every measurement cell for automatic measurement, acquisition, and data storage. It has the advantage of high automation.%磁悬浮轴承主要利用电磁力使转子悬浮于定子中,其刚度特性是磁悬浮轴承的重要技术指标,因此磁悬浮轴承的刚度测量是检验磁悬浮轴承性能的必要环节.文中建立了适用于混合控制的磁悬浮轴承在开环控制下的静态刚度测量系统.该系统利用LabVIEW软件开发测量平台,由X-Y -Z电控精密位移台、六自由度力传感器、激光位移传感器及高分辨率电流表等设备组成,并由工控机统一控制各测量单元,实现自动测量、自动采集与数据存储等功能,具有自动化程度高的优点.

  11. 基于LabVIEW的锂电池监测系统及SOC预测研究%Lithium battery monitoring system based on LabVIEW and research on the prediction of SOC

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    陈林; 张持健; 殷安龙; 许矛盾

    2016-01-01

    In order to realize the real-time monitoring of battery parameters and the prediction of SOC. In this paper, the battery monitoring system is developed based on single chip and LabVIEW platform. With LM algorithm, build the SOC prediction model based on BP neural network and use sample data to experiment the model. Through continuous learning, the SOC predicted by BP neural network approach the actual SOC gradually. The results show that the system can display the real-time parameters of battery and store data;the prediction model realized the high nonlinear mapping between the input and the output of lithium battery, the model has high precision and is feasible.%为了实现对电池参数的实时监测和SOC的预测,中文以单片机和LabVIEW平台开发出一套电池管理系统。采用LM算法,建立了基于BP神经网络的锂电池SOC预测模型,利用样本数据进行模型实验。通过不断的学习,BP神经网络预测的SOC逐渐逼近实际的SOC。结果表明,该系统能实时显示电池参数,实现数据存储;该预测模型实现了锂电池SOC预测中输入与输出之间的高度非线性映射,预测精度高,具有可行性。

  12. 基于LabVIEW的飞机地面电源监控系统设计与实现%Design and implementation of aircraft ground power supply monitoring system based on LabVIEW

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    程绪刚; 邱智; 郝世勇

    2015-01-01

    Since the complex situation and different electricity demands of aircraft from ground power supply,the ground power supply system is affected. Traditional instruments couldn’t monitor the whole working process of ground power supply,to ensure high power quality and stable performance of the ground power supply,the aircraft ground power supply monitoring system based on LabVIEW software is designed. The ground power supply is monitored and recorded in real⁃time by the parameters of voltage,frequency,harmonic content and so on,the status of ground power supply is judged with reference standard,an effec⁃tive method is provided to maintain normal operation of the ground power supply and ensure the safety electricity of the aircraft.%当地面电源向飞机供电时,由于情况复杂及飞机的用电需求各不相同,从而对地面电源产生影响。传统的仪器仪表不能监测地面电源工作时的整个过程,为保证地面电源有较高的供电品质和稳定的性能,基于LabVIEW软件设计飞机地面电源监控系统。从电压、频率、谐波含量等多个方面对地面电源进行实时监控并记录,参照一定的标准,对地面电源的状态进行判断,为维护地面电源的正常工作及保证飞机的用电安全提供了更有效的方法。

  13. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

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    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of the analytical procedure of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL can determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  14. Phoenix's Wet Chemistry Lab

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    2008-01-01

    This is an illustration of soil analysis on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Wet Chemistry Lab (WCL) on board the Microscopy, Electrochemistry, and Conductivity Analyzer (MECA) instrument. By dissolving small amounts of soil in water, WCL will attempt to determine the pH, the abundance of minerals such as magnesium and sodium cations or chloride, bromide and sulfate anions, as well as the conductivity and redox potential. The Phoenix Mission is led by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on behalf of NASA. Project management of the mission is by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Spacecraft development is by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver.

  15. Design of Aircraft Electrical Integrated Test Management System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的飞机电气综合试验管理系统设计

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    寇韵; 李玉忍; 梁波

    2011-01-01

    利用虚拟仪器软件平台LabVIEW 8.6开发一种飞机电气综合试验自动管理系统操作平台,用于测试飞机电气各项性能指标的重要试验环境.在详细介绍该系统各组成部分的基础上,重点分析了试脸自动管理系统的组成与功能.试脸自动管理系统通过高速以太网实现与各试验子设备之间的数据通信,以达到对各子系统远程控制和试验结果的上传.所设计的操作系统可针对不同的子系统来配置相应的控制操作命令,并实现对操作命令的保存、发送至各子系统;于系统接收操作系统的命令并执行和完成相应的动作.经实际运行测试,该系统运行稳定,人机交互界面良好,操作简便,自动化程度较高.%The operation platform of an intergrated test automatic management system is developed by using this virtual instrument development platform LabVIEW8. 6 for an important test environment in which tests the aircraft electrical performance inctex. The composition and functions of test automatic management system are emphatically analyzed on the basis of detailed introduction of the system components. The data communicayion between all the testing sub-devices in the test automatic management system is realized by high-speed Ethernet to achieve remote control of various subsystems and the uploading of test results. The operating system configures corresponding control operation commands for different subsystems, and then save and send the commands to each subsystem. The subsystems receive the commands from the operating system, and execute and complete the corresponding actions. The actual running testing results show that the system is stable, the man-machine interface is friendly, its operation is easy and the degree of automation is high.

  16. [Species identification of grouper and snapper in Taiwan Strait using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and lab-on-a-chip system].

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    Chen, Shuangya; Zhang, Jin; Chen, Weiling; Xu, Dunming; Zhou, Yu

    2011-07-01

    Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis and lab-on-a-chip system were used to identify grouper and snapper species in Taiwan Strait. A fragment of 464 bp length of mitochondrial cytochrome b gene was amplified by PCR and the products were digested with restriction enzymes Dde I , Hae III and NLa III, individually. The fragments generated after digestion were further resolved on the DNA Chip. Eight grouper species and five snapper species were successfully identified. The results demonstrated that PCR-RFLP analysis and lab-on-a-chip system provide a fast, easy, automated, and reliable analysis approach. This approach is potential for the purpose of fish adulteration control.

  17. Research on Fault Diagnosis System of a Diesel Engine Based on Wavelet Analysis and LabVIEW Software

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    Eidam Ahmed Hebiel

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Experiment presented in this study, used vibration data obtained from a four-stroke, 295 diesel engine. Fault of the internal-combustion engine was detected by using the vibration signals of the cylinder head. The fault diagnosis system was designed and constructed for inspecting the status and fault diagnosis of a diesel engine based on discrete wavelet analysis and LabVIEW software. The cylinder-head vibration signals were captured through a piezoelectric acceleration sensor, that was attached to a surface of the cylinder head of the engine, while the engine was running at two speeds (620 and 1300 rpm and two loads (15 and 45 N•m. Data was gathered from five different conditions, associated with the cylinder head such as single cylinder shortage, double cylinders shortage, intake manifold obstruction, exhaust manifold obstruction and normal condition. After decomposing the vibration signals into some of the details and approximations coefficients with db5 mother wavelet and decomposition level 5, the energies were extracted from each frequency sub-band of healthy and unhealthy conditions as a feature of engine fault diagnosis. By doing so, normal and abnormal conditions behavior could be effectively distinguished by comparing the energy accumulations of each sub-band. The results showed that detection of fault by discrete wavelet analysis is practicable. Finally, two techniques, Back-Propagation Neural Network (BPNN and Support Victor Machine (SVM were applied to the signal that was collected from the diesel engine head. The experimental results showed that BPNN was more effective in fault diagnosis of the internal-combustion engine, with various fault conditions, than SVM.

  18. Comparison of a Commercially Available Repetitive-Element PCR System (DiversiLab) with PCR Ribotyping for Typing of Clostridium difficile Strains ▿

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    Eckert, C; Van Broeck, J; Spigaglia, P.; Burghoffer, B.; Delmée, M; Mastrantonio, P; Barbut, F

    2011-01-01

    This study compared a repetitive-element PCR (rep-PCR) method (DiversiLab system) to PCR ribotyping. The discriminatory power of rep-PCR was 0.997. Among the PCR ribotype 027 isolates tested, different rep types could be distinguished. rep-PCR showed a higher discriminatory power than PCR ribotyping. Nevertheless, this method requires technical skill, and visual interpretation of rep-PCR fingerprint patterns may be difficult.

  19. Comparison of a Commercially Available Repetitive-Element PCR System (DiversiLab) with PCR Ribotyping for Typing of Clostridium difficile Strains ▿

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    Eckert, C.; Van Broeck, J.; Spigaglia, P.; Burghoffer, B; Delmée, M; Mastrantonio, P; Barbut, F

    2011-01-01

    This study compared a repetitive-element PCR (rep-PCR) method (DiversiLab system) to PCR ribotyping. The discriminatory power of rep-PCR was 0.997. Among the PCR ribotype 027 isolates tested, different rep types could be distinguished. rep-PCR showed a higher discriminatory power than PCR ribotyping. Nevertheless, this method requires technical skill, and visual interpretation of rep-PCR fingerprint patterns may be difficult.

  20. A Wire Position Monitor System for the 1.3 GHZ Tesla-Style Cryomodule at the Fermilab New-Muon-Lab Accelerator

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    Eddy, N; Prieto, P; Semenov, A; Voy, D C; Wendt, M

    2012-01-01

    The first cryomodule for the beam test facility at the Fermilab New-Muon-Lab building is currently under RF commissioning. Among other diagnostics systems, the transverse position of the helium gas return pipe with the connected 1.3 GHz SRF accelerating cavities is measured along the ~15 m long module using a stretched-wire position monitoring system. An overview of the wire position monitor system technology is given, along with preliminary results taken at the initial module cool down, and during further testing. As the measurement system offers a high resolution, we also discuss options for use as a vibration detector.

  1. PMMA to SU-8 Bonding for Polymer Based Lab-on -a-chip Systems with Integrated Optics

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    Clausen, Bjarne

    2003-01-01

    An adhesive bonding technique for wafer-level sealing of SU-8 based lab-on-a-chip microsystems with integrated optical components is presented. Microfluidic channels and optical components, e.g. waveguides, are fabricated in cross-linked SU-8 and sealed with a Pyrex glass substrate by means...

  2. 基于LabVIEW的谐振式微悬臂梁传感器智能激励与检测系统%LabVIEW-based Intelligent Exciting and Detecting System for Resonant Cantilever Sensors

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    任艳波; 于海涛; 赵伟; 刘民; 李昕欣

    2015-01-01

    Analog PLL (Phase Locked Loop) circuit designed for resonant micro-cantilever sensing systems suffers from some problems such as low precision and complex operation.To solve the problems,a LabVIEW-based intelligent exciting and detecting system for resonant micro-cantilever sensors was presented.The system combined the open-loop and the closed-loop testing process. The whole detecting process starts from an open -loop test,which gives the key vibration parameters of the resonant micro-cantile-ver,then closed-loop test was carried out based on these parameters with a targeted phase tracing algorithm.Compared with tradi-tional analog PLL circuit,this method takes advantage in faster and more accurate phase tracing procedure.Based on this system,a prototype of portable gas sensor was designed and used to detect carbon dioxide.The test result verifies the capability of fast fre-quency tracking and excellent frequency stability of the sensing system.%为了解决使用模拟锁相环设计传感器接口电路带来的精度低、测量过程繁琐等问题,采用软件锁相环设计了基于LabVIEW的谐振式微悬臂梁传感器智能激励与检测系统。将开环检测与闭环检测相结合,通过开环扫频获取待测传感器的参数信息,并通过在软件部分设计的锁相跟踪算法,使锁相更具针对性,锁相过程更快更准。采用该系统制作了便携式气体传感器样机,并对二氧化碳气体进行了实测,验证了该系统具有快速的频率跟踪能力和良好的频率稳定性。

  3. Research Development of LAB Food-Grade Expression System%乳酸菌食品级表达系统的研究进展

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    苏松坤; 晏励民; 刘芳

    2012-01-01

    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) has been widely used in food industry for centuries. In recent decades,the LAB food-grade expression systems have been established and developed since the potential use of these bacteria as homologous and heterlogous protein expression hosts has been investigated extensively. Here we briefly introduced the basic conditions and principles of the LAB food-grade expression systems ,we also summarized and tracked its lastest application development. According to the location of the LAB food-grade expression systems in the food economy, We prospect its application foreground in the areas as follows;food industry,medicine and health protection.%乳酸菌是一类广泛使用的工业菌.近几十年来,乳酸菌作为同源和异源蛋白表达的宿主菌的潜在应用已得到深入研究,在此基础上建立和发展了乳酸菌食品级基因表达系统.首先介绍了乳酸菌食品级表达系统的一些基本条件,表达和标记系统的适用原则,然后追踪其前沿应用进展情况,对乳酸菌食品级基因表达系统的最新应用进行了归纳,根据此表达系统在当前食品经济中的位置,对其在食品工业、医药和保健品等领域的应用前景进行了展望.

  4. Comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation system for motorized spindle base on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的电主轴综合性能测试与评价系统

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    吴贵福; 颜兵兵; 贾元华; 周大帅

    2011-01-01

    The content and characteristics of a comprehensive measuring and evaluating system of motorized spindle developed by implanting the LabVIEW was intmduced.lt is recommended to detect and analyze the whole spindle by this system instead of by single detect or simulation analysis as it did before in' order to optimize the motorized spindle and reduce vibration, noise and thermal transmuKsion of the spindle. Thus key technologies such as static and dynamic characteristics of the spindle could be mastered well and better performance of the. Spindle is guaranteed.The test made by the system shall be conducted in eight aspects,which will provide testing means,test method and theoretical basis for comprehensive, objective and systematical evaluating of the spindle.Finally,one of the testing modules is applied to prove the characteris-tics of the measuring and evaluating system,which is convenient, practical, scientific and effective.%介绍运用LabVIEW软件开发“电主轴综合性能测试与评价系统”的内容和特点,希望可以由已往的主轴单项检测或模拟分析,改由此测试系统来做主轴整体检测分析,借此来优化电主轴结构、减少主轴振动、噪声和热传导等问题,以便更好地掌握电主轴的静动态特性等相关关键技术,以确保主轴的优良性能.该系统对电主轴进行八个方面的测试,为全面、客观、系统地评价电主轴提供了检测手段、实验方法和理论依据,最后运用其中一个测试模块证明了该测试与评价系统具有实用方便、科学有效的特点.

  5. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of brushless DC motor servo system based on RT-LAB%基于 RT-LAB 的无刷直流电动机伺服系统半实物仿真

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    郭长欢; 黄建

    2015-01-01

    为了适应机载电气系统结构的日益复杂变化,保证电气系统性能的良好性,降低飞行试验的风险,提出了一种机载电气系统半实物仿真方法。以无刷直流电机(brushless DC motor ,BLCDM )伺服系统为研究对象,按照RT‐LAB建模规则,搭建了系统仿真模型;设计了以DSP(TMS320F28335)为核心的电动机控制电路和信号调理电路;在CCS3.3开发环境下,完成了电机控制软件的设计。在此平台上,对该伺服系统进行了突加负载和突加给定转速的动态性能仿真,并与全数字仿真的结果进行了对比分析,验证了半实物仿真方法的有效性和准确性。%In order to adapt to the increasingly complex changes of the airborne electrical system structure ,ensure that the electrical performance of the system is w ell ,reduce the risk of flight test ,this paper puts forw ard a kind of airborne electrical system hardware‐in‐the‐loop simulation method .This paper uses the semi‐physical simulation platform RT‐LAB to study brushless DC motor (BLDCM ) servo system .According to the RT‐LAB modeling rules ,the model of the motor was put up .The controller of the motor ,which takes DSP TMS320F28335 as the core ,and signal conditioning circuit were implemented .The control program was accomplished in CCS3 .3 Hardware‐in‐the‐loop simulation experi‐ments were carried out to simulate the serve system’s dynamic performances .The dynamic response of the motor could be simulated by changing the load torque and the speed settings .Compared with digital simulation and real‐time simula‐tion ,the validity and accuracy of hardware‐in‐the‐loop simulation were confirmed .

  6. Design of aircraft automatic test system for electrical power distribution equipment based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的飞机配电控制盒自动测试系统设计

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    齐召; 李玉忍; 梁波

    2013-01-01

    The automatic test system based on LabVIEW for electrical power distribution equipment is developed for solving the problems of complicated steps,low efficiency and poor reliability of the manual test method. The system is based on the vir⁃tual instrument technology with a combination of hardware and software. The hardware is used for collection of date and the soft⁃ware is used for analysis of the date. Functions and principles of the system are introduced chiefly. The paper is focus on the de⁃sign of software. A new data management method based on configure file is detailed. The method is flexible and efficient and easy to manage data. The using of configuration file greatly improves the efficiency and scalability of the system by proving of ex⁃periments.%  针对传统飞机配电控制盒手动测试周期长、测试步骤复杂、可靠性低等弊端,提出的一种基于LabVIEW的飞机配电控制盒自动测试系统,用以实现配电盒各项性能的测试。系统采用了软硬件相结合的虚拟仪器技术,硬件实现数据的采集,软件对数据进行分析处理,实现了测试的自动化。介绍了测试系统结构组成,重点给出了系统软件部分设计实现,提出了一种利用配置文件进行指令数据管理的方法,这种方式灵活、高效,方便数据的处理以及测试系统程序的扩展。经测试系统实验证明,这种配置文件的利用方法大大提高了系统的效率。

  7. Cable Fault Traveling Wave on Line Monitoring System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的电缆故障行波在线监测系统

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    段金英

    2011-01-01

    The buried cables effected by complex, uneven electric field and thermal field, the surrounding environment and many other factors,has high rate of accidents. This paper presented a better real-time monitoring system,with the use of the development platform of National Instruments Corporation Lab VIEW virtual instrument and data acquisition cards, collects the continuous voltage,current of cable line and other parameters,to monitor the operation of transmission lines,The monitoring system realizes the fault current on-line monitoring through the device at the scene access to the Hall sensor cable voltage and current signals from the data acquisition card on the fault wave pop electric high-speed sampling and storage control, with the use of graphical programming language designed to monitor PC interface. Experimental results show that the system can accurately record fault current waveforms, amplitude, provide important data analysis of fault type and location.%针对埋地电缆敷设复杂,发生事故率高的情况,提出了使用LabVIEW和数据采集卡,不间断采集电缆线路上的电压、电流等参数,监视输电线路运行状况,并通过TCP节点,构建了一个实时性较好的监测系统.该监控系统通过装在现场的霍尔传感器获取电缆的电压电流信号,由数据采集卡对故障电流行波进行高速采样和存储控制,利用具有图形化的编程语言设计上位机监控界面,实现了故障电流的在线监测.试验结果表明:该系统能够准确地记录故障电流波形、幅值,为故障类型分析和定位提供了重要数据.

  8. A Simulation of Energy Storage System for Improving the Power System Stability with Grid-Connected PV using MCA Analysis and LabVIEW Tool

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    Jindrich Stuchly

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The large-scale penetration of distributed, Renewable power plants require transfers of large amounts of energy. This, in turn, puts a high strain on the energy delivery infrastructure. In particular, photovoltaic power plants supply energy with high intermittency, possibly affecting the stability of the grid by changing the voltage at the plant connection point. In this contribution, we summarize the main negative effects of selected and real-operated grid connected photovoltaic plant. Thereafter a review of suitable Energy storage systems to mitigate the negative effects has been carried out, compared and evaluated using Multi-criterion analysis. Based on this analysis, data collected at the plant and the grid, are used to design the energy storage systems to support connection of the plant to the grid. The cooperation of these systems is then analysed and evaluated using simulation tools created in LabVIEW for this purpose. The simulation results demonstrate the capability of energy storage system solutions to significantly reduce the negative feedback effects of Photovoltaic Power Plan to the low voltage grid.

  9. Design of photovoltaic power remote monitoring system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的光伏发电远程电能监控系统设计

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    丁全鑫; 师鑫; 杨君宝

    2014-01-01

    A kind of dc bus type with reflux and battery power generation system structure is put forward.Using intelligent single-phase watt-hour meter as electricity signal acquisition terminal,the acquisition of various signals are transferred to the 485/USB converter through 485 bus,which using the MODBUS-RTU communication protocol,then the signals are sent to the PC from converter to read.The MCU receives control instructions from PC through XBee wireless transmission module to control field devices.By LabVIEW development platform the pc can make strong visual interface and through the WEB publishing technology the front panels are released to the network to achieve the remote control.Through test and analysis, the system has strong real-time property and runs well and stable.%提出了一种直流母线式的有蓄电池有逆流发电系统结构。使用智能单相电能表作为电能信号的采集终端,将采集所得的各种电能信号采用MODBUS-RTU通讯协议通过485总线传输至485/USB转换器,再由转换器送至上位机进行读取。上位机的各种控制指令通过XBee无线传输模块发送给现场单片机控制模块,由单片机实现对现场设备的控制。通过LabVIEW开发平台编写可视化较强的上位机界面,并利用WEB发布技术将前面板发布至网络上进而实现运程监控。通过测试及分析,结果显示整个系统运行良好、稳定、实时性强。

  10. Design and implementation of laser target simulator in hardware-in-the-loop simulation system based on LabWindows/CVI and RTX

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    Tong, Qiujie; Wang, Qianqian; Li, Xiaoyang; Shan, Bin; Cui, Xuntai; Li, Chenyu; Peng, Zhong

    2016-11-01

    In order to satisfy the requirements of the real-time and generality, a laser target simulator in semi-physical simulation system based on RTX+LabWindows/CVI platform is proposed in this paper. Compared with the upper-lower computers simulation platform architecture used in the most of the real-time system now, this system has better maintainability and portability. This system runs on the Windows platform, using Windows RTX real-time extension subsystem to ensure the real-time performance of the system combining with the reflective memory network to complete some real-time tasks such as calculating the simulation model, transmitting the simulation data, and keeping real-time communication. The real-time tasks of simulation system run under the RTSS process. At the same time, we use the LabWindows/CVI to compile a graphical interface, and complete some non-real-time tasks in the process of simulation such as man-machine interaction, display and storage of the simulation data, which run under the Win32 process. Through the design of RTX shared memory and task scheduling algorithm, the data interaction between the real-time tasks process of RTSS and non-real-time tasks process of Win32 is completed. The experimental results show that this system has the strongly real-time performance, highly stability, and highly simulation accuracy. At the same time, it also has the good performance of human-computer interaction.

  11. Portable capillary electrophoresis-system for on-site food analysis with lab-on-a-chip based contactless conductivity detection

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    Gärtner, Claudia; Sewart, René; Klemm, Richard; Becker, Holger

    2014-06-01

    A portable analytical system for the characterization of liquid environmental samples and beverages in food control was realized. The key element is the implementation of contactless conductivity detection on lab-on-a-chip basis ensuring the system to be operated in a label free mode. Typical target molecules such as small ionic species like Li+, Na+, K+, SO4 2- or NO3-, organic acids in wine whose concentration and ratio to each other documents the wine quality, or caffeine or phosphate in coke were detected. Results from sample matrices like various beverages as water, cola, tea, wine and milk, water from heaters, environmental samples and blood will be presented.

  12. Radar System Characterization Extended to Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for the Lab-Volt (Trademark) Training System

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    2007-09-01

    Signal in Time Domain. (c) Typical FM-CW Signal in Frequency Domain as Presented by Stremler [23]. Figure 2.3: CW Signal with the Application of LFM. 6... Stremler , Ferrel G. Introduction to Communication Systems. Addison Wesley Longman, third edition, 1992. 24. Tektronix, Tektronix, Inc, 14200 SW Karl

  13. 基于 LabVIEW 的电动汽车制动能量回收测试系统%Braking Energy Recovery Test System of Electromobile Based on LabVIEW

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    周全

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we use the virtual instrument technology to design the test system in upper monitor for the brake ener-gy recovery whit automobile which can realize the test with or without braking energy recovery of electric vehicles , and obtain the test curve on recovery effect.Moreover, it can get the continue driving mileage, the total mileage in braking energy recovery. Therefore, it has certain practical significance.%采用虚拟仪器技术,设计了基于LabVIEW的电动汽车制动能量回收的上位机测试系统,可实现对电动汽车在有、无制动能量回收时进行测试,得到回收效果测试曲线,及制动回收对续驶里程及总里程的估算等功能,具有一定的实际意义。

  14. Attenuation measures of the BrainLAB imaging couch and validation on the treatment planning system Eclipse; Medidas de atenuacao da mesa BrainLAB imaging couch e validacao no sistema de planejamento Eclipse

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    Serante, Alexandre R., E-mail: alexandre.serante@gmail.com [Clinica de Radioterapia Inga, Nitero, RJ (Brazil); Goncalves, Joao G. [Instituto Oncologico, Juiz de Fora, MG (Brazil); Neves-Junior, Wellington F.P.; Leite, Joao Paulo S.; Haddad, Cecilia M.K. [Hospital Sirio-Libanes, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Servico de Radioterapia. Sociedade Beneficente de Senhoras

    2015-12-15

    In this work, attenuation measurements were performed for the beams of energy 6 and 15MV for the couch table BrainLAB Imaging Couch, consisting of carbon fiber. The measurements were performed in the Linac Novalis-Tx (Varian) for 5 x 5 and 10 x 10 cm² field sizes, varying gantry positions. The measured data were compared with the values calculated with the treatment planning system Eclipse, calculated with the algorithm AAA, in order to validate the model of the couch included in your library. The highest attenuation for the field size of 10 x 10 cm² was 7,5% and 4,8% for the beams 6 and 15 MV, respectively. With the field size of 5 x 5 cm² the highest attenuation value was 8,1% and 5,3%, for the beams 6 and 15 MV, respectively. Both measured at gantry position 120 deg C. From the attenuation data measured with an ionization chamber, it was possible to modify the model of the couch in Eclipse to obtain the smallest difference between measured and predicted values by the TPS. (author)

  15. USNA DIGITAL FORENSICS LAB

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — To enable Digital Forensics and Computer Security research and educational opportunities across majors and departments. Lab MissionEstablish and maintain a Digital...

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This lab specializes in tape certification and performance characterization of high density digital tape and isprepared to support the certification of standard size...

  17. USNA DIGITAL FORENSICS LAB

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — To enable Digital Forensics and Computer Security research and educational opportunities across majors and departments. Lab Mission Establish and maintain a Digital...

  18. Fabrication and Prototyping Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Purpose: The Fabrication and Prototyping Lab for composite structures provides a wide variety of fabrication capabilities critical to enabling hands-on research and...

  19. Crystallization Formulation Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Crystallization Formulation Lab fills a critical need in the process development and optimization of current and new explosives and energetic formulations. The...

  20. EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION ON HYBRID TESTING SYSTEM BASED ON OPENFRESCO-LABVIEW-DSPACE%基于OpenFresco-LabVIEW-dSpace的混合试验系统研究

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    许国山; 郝伟; 陈永盛; 吴斌; 欧进萍

    2013-01-01

    OpenFresco软件使很多通用有限元软件成功应用于混合实验中,大大提高了混合实验结果的精度.OpenFresco相当于接口软件,能够与多种实验控制相连建立混合实验系统.该文选用OpenSees做为有限元分析软件、LabVIEW作为实验控制目标、dSpace作为实验控制器建立了一套混合实验系统,并通过混合模拟和混合试验验证所建立混合试验系统的有效性和精度.研究结果表明:有限元软件OpenSees、接口程序OpenFresco、实验控制LabVIEW、控制器dSpace之间的通讯性能满足混合实验的要求,试验系统具有较好的稳定性和精度.%The newly developed OpenFresco software makes several finite element softwares available for hybrid tests, and has been introduced into hybrid testing system for the ability of accurately and economically analyzing the seismic performance of structures. By using the OpenFresco software, many experimental control objects are available for the hybrid systems. This paper proposes one hybrid testing system by using the finite element software OpenSees, interface software OpenFresco, experimental control Lab VIEW and controller dSpace, and validates the effectiveness and accuracy of the proposed hybrid testing system numerically and experimentally. It is shown that the OpenSees, OpenFresco, Lab VIEW and dSpace can work well together to conduct hybrid tests, and the proposed hybrid testing system has excellent performance in terms of stability and accuracy.

  1. Ultrasonic welding for fast bonding of self-aligned structures in lab-on-a-chip systems

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    Kistrup, Kasper; Poulsen, Carl Esben; Hansen, Mikkel Fougt

    2015-01-01

    Ultrasonic welding is a rapid, promising bonding method for the bonding of polymer chips; yet its use is still limited. We present two lab-on-a-chip applications where ultrasonic welding can be preferably applied: (1) Self-aligned gapless bonding of a two-part chip with a tolerance of 50 um; (2......) bonding of a large area shallow chamber (1.8 cm^2 X 150 um). Using injection moulding combined with ultrasonic welding we achieved a total production and bonding time of 60 s per chip, and a batch of chips could be produced within a day going from design to finished chips. We believe that the technical...

  2. LabVIEW A Developer's Guide to Real World Integration

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    Fairweather, Ian

    2011-01-01

    LabVIEW(t) has become one of the preeminent platforms for the development of data acquisition and data analysis programs. LabVIEW(t): A Developer's Guide to Real World Integration explains how to integrate LabVIEW into real-life applications. Written by experienced LabVIEW developers and engineers, the book describes how LabVIEW has been pivotal in solving real-world challenges. Each chapter is self-contained and demonstrates the power and simplicity of LabVIEW in various applications, from image processing to solar tracking systems. Many of the chapters explore how exciting new technologies c

  3. Innovative and Improved Efficiency on the Design of a control System SOftware for CBSS 6m Radio Telescope using LabView in Nigeria

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    EKEOMA Opara, Fidelis

    2015-08-01

    Software has been provided for controlling the antenna and selection of sources in a 6m radio telescope. In this work the most challenging aspect is the maintainance of the pointing accuracy of the final structure with pointing tolerance of about 0.0003 or 1 arcsecond. Using LabView, the voltage through the I/Q is read with a DAQ virtual instrument. The values are then calculated with the dish at its zero position, hence the control system is fully implemented and tested to work at full efficiency.

  4. Calibration of gamma-ray detectors using Gaussian photopeak fitting in the multichannel spectra with a LabVIEW-based digital system

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    Schlattauer, Leo; Parali, Levent; Pechousek, Jiri; Sabikoglu, Israfil; Celiktas, Cuneyt; Tektas, Gozde; Novak, Petr; Jancar, Ales; Prochazka, Vit

    2017-09-01

    This paper reports on the development of a gamma-ray spectroscopic system for the (i) recording and (ii) processing of spectra. The utilized data read-out unit consists of a PCI digital oscilloscope, personal computer and LabVIEW™ programming environment. A pulse-height spectra of various sources were recorded with two NaI(Tl) detectors and analyzed, demonstrating the proper usage of the detectors. A multichannel analyzer implements the Gaussian photopeak fitting. The presented method provides results which are in compliance to the ones taken from commercial spectroscopy systems. Each individual hardware or software unit can be further utilized in different spectrometric user-systems. An application of the developed system for research and teaching purposes regarding the design of digital spectrometric systems has been successfully tested at the laboratories of the Department of Experimental Physics.

  5. 基于Web的实验室教学信息管理系统的设计及实现%Design and Implementation of Web-Based Lab Teaching Information Management System

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    倪晟

    2011-01-01

    The article is concentrated on structuring a Web-based lab teaching information management system based on the practice requirement of lab teaching. This system adopts the mode of B/S structure,by using the technique of ASP.NET, C#, AJAX,etc. to construct a new mode of lab teaching arrangement, which improves the utilization rate of the lab.%根据高校实验室教学的实际需求,设计了一个基于Web的实验室教学信息管理系统.该系统采用B/S结构,运用ASP.NET、C#、AJAX等技术,构建实验室教学安排预约新模式几有效地提高了实验室的利用率.

  6. 基于 LabVIEW 的虚拟精细化频谱分析仪%Advanced Spectrum AnaIyzer Systems Based on LabVIEW

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    杨姝; 迟宗涛

    2014-01-01

    LabVIEW 是虚拟仪器领域中最具代表性的图形化编程开发平台,利用该平台设计了信号产生与分析系统,并从信号发生器、时域及频域测量三方面展开阐述,其中包括波形产生,时域参数测量,频谱分析,信号 ZoomFFT 分析等。频域分析系统除了基本频谱分析外,具体阐述了细化频谱 ZoomFFT 算法的原理,使得该频谱系统能够更实时高效的处理分析频谱密集型信号。%This paper,which is using the pIatform,designs an anaIysis of the signaI system.The signaI generator is expIained from three aspects,incIuding the time domain and frequency domain measurement.The system shows waveform,measuring the pa-rameters of time domain,frequency spectrum anaIysis,signaI ZoomFFT anaIysis,etc.Frequency domain anaIysis systemexhibits basic frequency spectrum anaIysis,in addition to expounds the principIe of spectrum ZoomFFT refinement aIgorithm.

  7. Human-Centered Software Engineering: Software Engineering Architectures, Patterns, and Sodels for Human Computer Interaction

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    Seffah, Ahmed; Vanderdonckt, Jean; Desmarais, Michel C.

    The Computer-Human Interaction and Software Engineering (CHISE) series of edited volumes originated from a number of workshops and discussions over the latest research and developments in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering (SE) integration, convergence and cross-pollination. A first volume in this series (CHISE Volume I - Human-Centered Software Engineering: Integrating Usability in the Development Lifecycle) aims at bridging the gap between the field of SE and HCI, and addresses specifically the concerns of integrating usability and user-centered systems design methods and tools into the software development lifecycle and practices. This has been done by defining techniques, tools and practices that can fit into the entire software engineering lifecycle as well as by defining ways of addressing the knowledge and skills needed, and the attitudes and basic values that a user-centered development methodology requires. The first volume has been edited as Vol. 8 in the Springer HCI Series (Seffah, Gulliksen and Desmarais, 2005).

  8. Human-Centered Planning for Effective Task Autonomy

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    2012-05-01

    complete the activities, including a soccer ball, tennis balls, rackets, step stools , and golf clubs. They were required to carry a Nokia 770 Internet...ball around the room once Steps Step up and down off a stool 10 times Tennis Bounce a tennis ball on a racket 10 times Golf Putt golf balls on a mini...system reliability affects pilot decision making. In Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 42nd Annual Meeting. 6.1, 8.5 Barret, L., and Barrett, D. 2001

  9. Physics Labs with Flavor

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    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes my attempts to look deeper into the so-called "shoot for your grade" labs, started in the '90s, when I began applying my teaching experience in Russia to introductory physics labs at the College of Charleston and other higher education institutions in South Carolina. The term "shoot for your grade" became popular among…

  10. Making Real Virtual Labs

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    Keller, Harry E.; Keller, Edward E.

    2005-01-01

    Francis Bacon began defining scientific methodology in the early 17th century, and secondary school science classes began to implement science labs in the mid-19th century. By the early 20th century, leading educators were suggesting that science labs be used to develop scientific thinking habits in young students, and at the beginning of the 21st…

  11. Implementation of Autonomous Robotic Vehicle Control System Based on LabVIEW and PID Controller%基于LabVIEW和PID控制器的自主移动小车控制系统的实现

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    石伟

    2013-01-01

    对自主移动小车按照预设轨迹移动的制系统进行了数学建模,提出了基于LabVIEW的PID控制器来实现对小车位置的控制,研究表明,基于LabVIEW的PID控制器能够有效控制小车的移动,控制精度良好,有实际应用价值.

  12. A data acquisition system for electric submersible pump based on LabVIEW%基于 LabVIEW 的潜油电泵数据采集系统

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    姜建国; 田金艳

    2015-01-01

    应用 LabVIEW 虚拟仪器现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)对潜油电泵的电压、电流参量进行实时数据采集,通过上位机对采样数据进行分析处理,得到潜油电泵的视在功率、有功功率、无功功率和功率因数,并与电能质量检测仪检测数据进行对照。系统硬件采用 NI sbRIO-9606和NI9683夹层板配合使用,突破了传统的依靠 DAQ 助手的硬件采集,基于现场可编程门阵列(FPGA)的数据采集系统,由软件构成采集功能芯片,可控性强,准确性高,应用性好。实验表明,该系统在误差允许范围内能够对数据进行准确采集。%LabVIEW virtual instrument field programmable gate array (FPGA)is applied to the real-time data acquisition of electric submersible pump parameters of voltage and current.The sampling data are analyzed by computer system,then apparent power,active power,reactive power and power factor are obtained,and those data are compared with those detected by power quality detecting instrument.The hardware of the system is NI sbRIO-9606 combined with NI9683 sandwich plate,and the combination breaks through the hardware acquisition on DAQ assistant tradition.Based on field programmable gate array (FPGA),the data acquisition system consists of a software acquisition chip and it has strong controllability,high accuracy and good applicability.Experiment shows that it can sample the data exactly and keep system errors in an allowed scope.

  13. Fit-to-Flow (F2F) interconnects: universal reversible adhesive-free microfluidic adaptors for lab-on-a-chip systems.

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    Chen, Arnold; Pan, Tingrui

    2011-02-21

    World-to-chip (macro-to-micro) interface continues to be one of the most complicated, ineffective, and unreliable components in the development of emerging lab-on-a-chip systems involving integrated microfluidic operations. A number of irreversible (e.g., adhesive gluing) and reversible techniques (e.g., press fitting) have attempted to provide dedicated fluidic passage from standard tubing to miniature on-chip devices, none of which completely addresses the above concerns. In this paper, we present standardized adhesive-free microfluidic adaptors, referred to as Fit-to-Flow (F2F) Interconnects, to achieve reliable hermetic seal, high-density tube packing, self-aligned plug-in, reworkable connectivity, straightforward scalability and expandability, and applicability to broad lab-on-a-chip platforms; analogous to the modular plug-and-play USB architecture employed in modern electronics. Specifically, two distinct physical packaging mechanisms are applied, with one utilizing induced tensile stress in elastomeric socket to establish reversible seal and the other using negative pressure to provide on demand vacuum shield, both of which can be adapted to a variety of experimental configurations. The non-leaking performance (up to 336 kPa) along with high tube-packing density (of 1 tube/mm(2)) and accurate self-guided alignment (of 10 μm) have been characterized. In addition, a 3D microfluidic mixer and a 6-level chemical gradient generator paired with the corresponding F2F Interconnects have been devised to illustrate the applicability of the universal fluidic connections to classic lab-on-a-chip operations.

  14. SU-E-T-157: CARMEN: A MatLab-Based Research Platform for Monte Carlo Treatment Planning (MCTP) and Customized System for Planning Evaluation

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    Baeza, J.A.; Ureba, A.; Jimenez-Ortega, E.; Barbeiro, A.R.; Plaza, A. Leal [Universidad de Sevilla, Departamento de Fisiologia Medica y Biofisica, Seville (Spain); Lagares, J.I. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Madrid (Spain)

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: Although there exist several radiotherapy research platforms, such as: CERR, the most widely used and referenced; SlicerRT, which allows treatment plan comparison from various sources; and MMCTP, a full MCTP system; it is still needed a full MCTP toolset that provides users complete control of calculation grids, interpolation methods and filters in order to “fairly” compare results from different TPSs, supporting verification with experimental measurements. Methods: This work presents CARMEN, a MatLab-based platform including multicore and GPGPU accelerated functions for loading RT data; designing treatment plans; and evaluating dose matrices and experimental data.CARMEN supports anatomic and functional imaging in DICOM format, as well as RTSTRUCT, RTPLAN and RTDOSE. Besides, it contains numerous tools to accomplish the MCTP process, managing egs4phant and phase space files.CARMEN planning mode assist in designing IMRT, VMAT and MERT treatments via both inverse and direct optimization. The evaluation mode contains a comprehensive toolset (e.g. 2D/3D gamma evaluation, difference matrices, profiles, DVH, etc.) to compare datasets from commercial TPS, MC simulations (i.e. 3ddose) and radiochromic film in a user-controlled manner. Results: CARMEN has been validated against commercial RTPs and well-established evaluation tools, showing coherent behavior of its multiple algorithms. Furthermore, CARMEN platform has been used to generate competitive complex treatment that has been published in comparative studies. Conclusion: A new research oriented MCTP platform with a customized validation toolset has been presented. Despite of being coded with a high-level programming language, CARMEN is agile due to the use of parallel algorithms. The wide-spread use of MatLab provides straightforward access to CARMEN’s algorithms to most researchers. Similarly, our platform can benefit from the MatLab community scientific developments as filters, registration algorithms

  15. Design and Construction of EMC Lab for Power System%电力系统电磁兼容实验室设计与建设

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    张文亮; 陆家榆; 赵鹏; 赵明敏; 杨志超; 李学津; 黄幼松

    2013-01-01

    Technical features of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) lab newly-built in Beijing UHVDC base is introduced. Considering such properties of power sector as large size, high-voltage and high-power, through the design of technical characteristics and test ability of test site the optimized configuration and integration of test equipments and test system are performed. A 10m semi-anechoic chamber (SAC), and then a 3m fully anechoic chamber (FAC) and five test chambers are built. In the newly-built EMC lab all routine tests in the fields of electromagnetic conduction interference, radiation interference and electromagnetic immunity can be carried out. The newly-built EMC lab is of international advanced level and can meet the demand of power sector and EMC standard home and abroad.%  介绍了新建于北京特高压直流试验基地电磁兼容实验室的技术特性。结合电力行业大尺寸、高电压、大功率的特点,通过对测试场地技术特性和试验能力的设计与建设,对测试设备和测试系统的优化配置与集成,新建成1座10 m法半电波暗室、1座3 m法全电波暗室和5间屏蔽室。新建实验室可以进行电磁传导干扰、辐射干扰和电磁抗扰度的全部常规试验。新建实验室达到国际先进水平,能够满足电力行业、国内和国际电磁兼容标准与要求。

  16. LoMA-B: a simple and versatile lab-on-a-chip system based on single-channel bisulfite conversion for DNA methylation analysis.

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    Yoon, Jaeyun; Park, Mi Kyoung; Lee, Tae Yoon; Yoon, Yong-Jin; Shin, Yong

    2015-09-07

    Miniaturized lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have been developed for genetic and epigenetic analyses in clinical applications because of advantages such as reduced sample size and reagent consumption, rapid processing speed, simplicity, and enhanced sensitivity. Despite tremendous efforts made towards developing LOC systems for use in the clinical setting, the development of LOC systems to analyze DNA methylation, which is an emerging epigenetic marker causing the abnormal silencing of genes including tumor suppressor genes, is still challenging because of the gold standard methods involving a bisulfite conversion step. Existing bisulfite conversion-based techniques are not suitable for clinical use due to their long processing time, labor intensiveness, and the purification steps involved. Here, we present a lab-on-a-chip system for DNA methylation analysis based on bisulfite conversion (LoMA-B), which couples a sample pre-processing module for on-chip bisulfite conversion and a label-free, real-time detection module for rapid analysis of DNA methylation status using an isothermal DNA amplification/detection technique. The methylation status of the RARβ gene in human genomic DNA extracted from MCF-7 cells was analyzed by the LoMA-B system within 80 min (except 16 h for sensor preparation) compared to conventional MS-PCR within 24 h. Furthermore, the LoMA-B system is highly sensitive and can detect as little as 1% methylated DNA in a methylated/unmethylated cell mixture. Therefore, the LoMA-B system is an efficient diagnostic tool for the simple, versatile, and quantitative evaluation of DNA methylation patterns for clinical applications.

  17. Ultrasonic welding for fast bonding of self-aligned structures in lab-on-a-chip systems.

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    Kistrup, K; Poulsen, C E; Hansen, M F; Wolff, A

    2015-05-07

    Ultrasonic welding is a rapid, promising bonding method for the bonding of polymer chips; yet its use is still limited. We present two lab-on-a-chip applications where ultrasonic welding can be preferably applied: (1) self-aligned gapless bonding of a two-part chip with a tolerance of 50 μm; (2) bonding of a large area shallow chamber (1.8 cm(2) × 150 μm). Using injection moulding combined with ultrasonic welding we achieved a total production and bonding time of 60 s per chip, and a batch of chips could be produced within a day going from design to finished chips. We believe that the technical solutions offered here can significantly help bridge the gap between academia and industry, where the differences in production methods and materials pose a challenge when transferring technology.

  18. Rethinking Human-Centered Computing: Finding the Customer and Negotiated Interactions at the Airport

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    Wales, Roxana; O'Neill, John; Mirmalek, Zara

    2003-01-01

    The breakdown in the air transportation system over the past several years raises an interesting question for researchers: How can we help improve the reliability of airline operations? In offering some answers to this question, we make a statement about Huuman-Centered Computing (HCC). First we offer the definition that HCC is a multi-disciplinary research and design methodology focused on supporting humans as they use technology by including cognitive and social systems, computational tools and the physical environment in the analysis of organizational systems. We suggest that a key element in understanding organizational systems is that there are external cognitive and social systems (customers) as well as internal cognitive and social systems (employees) and that they interact dynamically to impact the organization and its work. The design of human-centered intelligent systems must take this outside-inside dynamic into account. In the past, the design of intelligent systems has focused on supporting the work and improvisation requirements of employees but has often assumed that customer requirements are implicitly satisfied by employee requirements. Taking a customer-centric perspective provides a different lens for understanding this outside-inside dynamic, the work of the organization and the requirements of both customers and employees In this article we will: 1) Demonstrate how the use of ethnographic methods revealed the important outside-inside dynamic in an airline, specifically the consequential relationship between external customer requirements and perspectives and internal organizational processes and perspectives as they came together in a changing environment; 2) Describe how taking a customer centric perspective identifies places where the impact of the outside-inside dynamic is most critical and requires technology that can be adaptive; 3) Define and discuss the place of negotiated interactions in airline operations, identifying how these

  19. RoboCon: Operator interface for robotic applications. Final report: RoboCon electrical interfacing -- system architecture, and Interfacing NDDS and LabView

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    Schempf, H.

    1998-04-30

    The first appendix contains detailed specifications of the electrical interfacing employed in Robocon. This includes all electrical signals and power requirement descriptions up to and including the interface entry points for external robots and systems. The reader is first presented with an overview of the overall Robocon electrical system, followed by sub-sections describing each module in detail. The appendices contain listings of power requirements and the electrical connectors and cables used, followed by an overall electrical system diagram. Custom electronics employed are also described. The Network Data Delivery Service (NDDS) is a real-time dissemination communications architecture which allows nodes on a network to publish data and subscribe to data published by other nodes while remaining anonymous. The second appendix explains how to facilitate a seamless interface between NDDS and LabView and provides sample source code used to implement an NDDS consumer which writes a string to a socket.

  20. 基于LabVIEWd的xPC-Target人机界面的研究综述%Research and Application of Electric Power System Monitoring Interface Based on the LabVIEW and xPC

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    袁威

    2016-01-01

    针对实时仿真器xPC传统界面单一;难操作;不友好和不能独立脱离Simulink运行问题,本文分析基于LabVIEW开发出一种能够解决以上问题的人机界面。探讨了xPC实时仿真平台界面的开发原理,分别对xPC的接口函数API、LabVIEW的调用库函数节点和界面实现过程及原理进行详细分析,并且在C语言环境开发编写加载和释放API的DLL文件。最后LabVIEW通过调用API构建xPC仿真平台实时控制功能的图形化界面,分析表明利用LabVIEW开发的界面与xPC自带的传统界面相比,更友好,美观,易操作并能脱离MATLAB/Simulink运行,具有一定的工程实践意义。%Because the traditional interface of real-time simulator xPC is single, difficult to operate, not friendly and cannot run without Simulink, the intention of this paper is to develop a Man-interface to solve the above problems based on LabVIEW. The paper discusses the development principle of the interface of xPC hardware simulation platform. The interface functions of API, library function node of LabVIEW, the process and principle of the interface are analyzed in detail, and the xPCInitAPI and xPCFreeAPI dynamic link library are developed to achieve the function of loading and unloading of .DLL files in C language environment. Finally, the graphical interface of real time control function of xPC simulation platform is constructed by calling API. The analysis show that the use of LabVIEW development of the interface is friendlier and more beautiful than the traditional interface of xPC, and easy to operate. Most importantly, it can run without MATLAB/Simulink and has a certain practical significance.

  1. Lab-scale periphyton-based system for fish culture Sistema laboratorial baseado em perifíton para piscicultura

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    Davi de Holanda Cavalcante

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The present research aimed to assess a lab-scale model to study periphyton-based systems for fish culture. Twenty-five liters plastic aquaria were stocked with three Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, juveniles (0.77±0.09g; 12 fish m-2 for 6 weeks in a 2x2 factorial design. Small plastic bottles were placed in some aquaria for periphyton development. Two feeding regimes were employed: "full-fed" (standard feeding rates were fully adopted and "half-fed" (50% of standard feeding rates. Growth performance and limnological variables were observed in each aquarium. There werefive replicates per treatment. Fish have fed actively on periphyton, especially in the half-fed aquaria. The placement of periphyton bottles had no significant effects on the water quality variables, except by the gross primary productivity which became lower. Half-fed aquaria presented lower concentrations of ammonia (0.28-0.29mg L-1, nitrite (0.33-0.37mg L-1 and phosphorus (0.42-0.43mg L-1 than full-fed aquaria (0.57-0.60mg L-1; 0.75-0.77mg L-1; 0.67-0.70mg L-1, respectively. The final body weight of fish in half-fed aquaria with periphyton bottles (6.22±0.64g was significantly higher than in aquaria without bottles (4.65±0.36g. Although the growth rate of fish was lower in the half-fed aquaria (4.27-4.72 vs. 5.29-5.61% BW day-1, survival was significantly higher when compared to the full-fed aquaria (93.3-100.0 vs. 80.0-83.4%. Only in the aquaria with periphyton the feed conversation ratio was improved by the feeding restriction regime.O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar um modelo laboratorial para estudo de sistemas de cultivo de peixes baseados em perifíton. Aquários de 25L foram estocados com três juvenis de tilápia do Nilo, Oreochromis niloticus (0,77±0,09g; 12 peixes m-2 por seis semanas, em arranjo fatorial 2x2. Pequenas garrafas plásticas foram colocadas em determinados aquários para o desenvolvimento de perifíton. Dois regimes alimentares foram

  2. Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar (ALFS) Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The ALFS lab is dedicated to support acoustic data analysis and processing software support to the AN/AQS-22 dipping sonar system. It includes stand-alone Software...

  3. Learning Parallel Computations with ParaLab

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    Kozinov, E.; Shtanyuk, A.

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we present the ParaLab teachware system, which can be used for learning the parallel computation methods. ParaLab provides the tools for simulating the multiprocessor computational systems with various network topologies, for carrying out the computational experiments in the simulation mode, and for evaluating the efficiency of the parallel computation methods. The visual presentation of the parallel computations taking place in the computational experiments is the key feature ...

  4. Marine incinerator control system design based on LabVIEW%基于LABVIEW的船用焚烧装置监控系统设计

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    陈祥光; 刘贞贤

    2012-01-01

      This paper analyzes the principle of automatic control of marine incineration plant and proposes programs of the incineration plant monitoring system using LabVIEW graphical programming language designed to achieve the marine incinerator automatic control and operation status monitoring to ensure safe and stable operation of incinerator. Because of rational design of monitoring interface, the marine engineer operates the equipment and inquire about the faults.%  本文分析了船用焚烧装置自动控制原理,并提出利用LabVIEW的图形化语言编程设计船用焚烧装置监控系统的方案,以实现船用焚烧装置自动控制及运行状态的监测,保证焚烧装置安全稳定地运行。合理设计监控界面,以便于轮机管理人员对设备操作和故障查询。

  5. A Colorimetric Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) Detection Platform for a Point-of-Care Dengue Detection System on a Lab-on-Compact-Disc.

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    Thiha, Aung; Ibrahim, Fatimah

    2015-05-18

    The enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is the gold standard clinical diagnostic tool for the detection and quantification of protein biomarkers. However, conventional ELISA tests have drawbacks in their requirement of time, expensive equipment and expertise for operation. Hence, for the purpose of rapid, high throughput screening and point-of-care diagnosis, researchers are miniaturizing sandwich ELISA procedures on Lab-on-a-Chip and Lab-on-Compact Disc (LOCD) platforms. This paper presents a novel integrated device to detect and interpret the ELISA test results on a LOCD platform. The system applies absorption spectrophotometry to measure the absorbance (optical density) of the sample using a monochromatic light source and optical sensor. The device performs automated analysis of the results and presents absorbance values and diagnostic test results via a graphical display or via Bluetooth to a smartphone platform which also acts as controller of the device. The efficacy of the device was evaluated by performing dengue antibody IgG ELISA on 64 hospitalized patients suspected of dengue. The results demonstrate high accuracy of the device, with 95% sensitivity and 100% specificity in detection when compared with gold standard commercial ELISA microplate readers. This sensor platform represents a significant step towards establishing ELISA as a rapid, inexpensive and automatic testing method for the purpose of point-of-care-testing (POCT) in resource-limited settings.

  6. A Colorimetric Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA Detection Platform for a Point-of-Care Dengue Detection System on a Lab-on-Compact-Disc

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    Aung Thiha

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA is the gold standard clinical diagnostic tool for the detection and quantification of protein biomarkers. However, conventional ELISA tests have drawbacks in their requirement of time, expensive equipment and expertise for operation. Hence, for the purpose of rapid, high throughput screening and point-of-care diagnosis, researchers are miniaturizing sandwich ELISA procedures on Lab-on-a-Chip and Lab-on-Compact Disc (LOCD platforms. This paper presents a novel integrated device to detect and interpret the ELISA test results on a LOCD platform. The system applies absorption spectrophotometry to measure the absorbance (optical density of the sample using a monochromatic light source and optical sensor. The device performs automated analysis of the results and presents absorbance values and diagnostic test results via a graphical display or via Bluetooth to a smartphone platform which also acts as controller of the device. The efficacy of the device was evaluated by performing dengue antibody IgG ELISA on 64 hospitalized patients suspected of dengue. The results demonstrate high accuracy of the device, with 95% sensitivity and 100% specificity in detection when compared with gold standard commercial ELISA microplate readers. This sensor platform represents a significant step towards establishing ELISA as a rapid, inexpensive and automatic testing method for the purpose of point-of-care-testing (POCT in resource-limited settings.

  7. LabVIEW interface with Tango control system for a multi-technique X-ray spectrometry IAEA beamline end-station at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste

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    Wrobel, P. M.; Bogovac, M.; Sghaier, H.; Leani, J. J.; Migliori, A.; Padilla-Alvarez, R.; Czyzycki, M.; Osan, J.; Kaiser, R. B.; Karydas, A. G.

    2016-10-01

    A new synchrotron beamline end-station for multipurpose X-ray spectrometry applications has been recently commissioned and it is currently accessible by end-users at the XRF beamline of Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste. The end-station consists of an ultra-high vacuum chamber that includes as main instrument a seven-axis motorized manipulator for sample and detectors positioning, different kinds of X-ray detectors and optical cameras. The beamline end-station allows performing measurements in different X-ray spectrometry techniques such as Microscopic X-Ray Fluorescence analysis (μXRF), Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence analysis (TXRF), Grazing Incidence/Exit X-Ray Fluorescence analysis (GI-XRF/GE-XRF), X-Ray Reflectometry (XRR), and X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS). A LabVIEW Graphical User Interface (GUI) bound with Tango control system consisted of many custom made software modules is utilized as a user-friendly tool for control of the entire end-station hardware components. The present work describes this advanced Tango and LabVIEW software platform that utilizes in an optimal synergistic manner the merits and functionality of these well-established programming and equipment control tools.

  8. 基于耦合的Vitual Lab Motion & AMESim的下肢外骨骼机电液系统建模及仿真分析%Modeling and Simulation Analysis of Mechanical Electrical and Hydraulic System for Lower Limb Exoskeketon Based on Coupling Vitual Lab Motion & AMESim

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    徐莉萍; 马志勇

    2016-01-01

    Virtual lab motion was used to structural modeling for lower limb exoskeleton. Ideal control curve of design system of the hydraulic cylinder was obtained through the inverse kinematics analysis on the basis of the existing clinical gait analysis data which was the relationship of the joint angle with time, which was the relationship of hydraulic cylinder’s displacement with time. Pressure and flow rate of the electric hydraulic system were calculated based on the result of simulation about arm of force and speed of the hydraulic cylinder, and rationality of the system was authenticated by use of coupling simulation of virtual lab motion and AMESim.%利用Virtual Lab Motion对下肢外骨骼进行了结构建模。依据现有的临床步态分析数据———关节角度随时间的变化关系,通过运动学分析逆向得出所设计系统各个液压缸的理想控制曲线,即液压缸位移随时间的变化关系。依据仿真得到的力臂及液压缸速度可对电液系统的压力和流量进行估算,利用Virtual Lab Motion与AMESim的耦合仿真验证了系统的合理性。

  9. A green analytical method for rapid determination of pectin degree of esterification using micro sequential injection lab-on-valve system.

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    Naghshineh, Mahsa; Larsen, Jan; Georgiou, Constantinos; Olsen, Karsten

    2016-08-01

    A novel method for automated determination pectin degree of esterification (DE) using micro sequential injection lab-on-valve (μSI-LOV) system is developed. A face-centered central composite response surface methodology (RSM) was used to optimise system parameters. A calibration graph for determination of non-esterified galacturonic acid (GalA) content in pectin solutions with linear range of 0.08-0.34% (w/v) and the limit of detection (LOD) of 0.057% (w/v) under optimal condition was achieved. The difference between concentrations (w/v, %) of total GalA and non-esterified GalA was applied to estimate DE (%) of pectin samples. Results indicated a good agreement (tstatmanual reference method. The current method provided precision of less than 6% RSD, (n=10) with sample throughput of 15 samples h(-1). The presented method requires remarkably low consumption of sample and reagents and is thereby environmental friendly.

  10. Dragons, Ladybugs, and Softballs: Girls' STEM Engagement with Human-Centered Robotics

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    Gomoll, Andrea; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Šabanovic, Selma; Francisco, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    Early experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are important for getting youth interested in STEM fields, particularly for girls. Here, we explore how an after-school robotics club can provide informal STEM experiences that inspire students to engage with STEM in the future. Human-centered robotics, with its emphasis on the…

  11. Dragons, Ladybugs, and Softballs: Girls' STEM Engagement with Human-Centered Robotics

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    Gomoll, Andrea; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Šabanovic, Selma; Francisco, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    Early experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are important for getting youth interested in STEM fields, particularly for girls. Here, we explore how an after-school robotics club can provide informal STEM experiences that inspire students to engage with STEM in the future. Human-centered robotics, with its emphasis on the…

  12. A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States. CLIR Publication No. 143

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    Zorich, Diane M.

    2008-01-01

    In preparation for the 2008 Scholarly Communications Institute (SCI 6) focused on humanities research centers, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) commissioned a survey of digital humanities centers (DHCs). The immediate goals of the survey were to identify the extent of these centers and to explore their financing,…

  13. Laser Research Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Laser Research lab is thecenter for the development of new laser sources, nonlinear optical materials, frequency conversion processes and laser-based sensors for...

  14. Secure Processing Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Secure Processing Lab is the center of excellence for new and novel processing techniques for the formation, calibration and analysis of radar. In addition, this...

  15. The Udall Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Udall lab is interested in genome evolution and cotton genomics.The cotton genus ( Gossypium) is an extraordinarily diverse group with approximately 50 species...

  16. Deciphering Your Lab Report

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The LIDAR Research and Development labs are used to investigate and improve LIDAR components such as laser sources, optical signal detectors and optical filters. The...

  18. Microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip preparation routes for organic nanoparticles and vesicular systems for nanomedicine applications.

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    Capretto, Lorenzo; Carugo, Dario; Mazzitelli, Stefania; Nastruzzi, Claudio; Zhang, Xunli

    2013-11-01

    In recent years, advancements in the fields of microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip technologies have provided unique opportunities for the implementation of nanomaterial production processes owing to the miniaturisation of the fluidic environment. It has been demonstrated that microfluidic reactors offer a range of advantages compared to conventional batch reactors, including improved controllability and uniformity of nanomaterial characteristics. In addition, the fast mixing achieved within microchannels, and the predictability of the laminar flow conditions, can be leveraged to investigate the nanomaterial formation dynamics. In this article recent developments in the field of microfluidic production of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications are reviewed. The features that make microfluidic reactors a suitable technological platform are discussed in terms of controllability of nanomaterials production. An overview of the various strategies developed for the production of organic nanoparticles and colloidal assemblies is presented, focusing on those nanomaterials that could have an impact on nanomedicine field such as drug nanoparticles, polymeric micelles, liposomes, polymersomes, polyplexes and hybrid nanoparticles. The effect of microfluidic environment on nanomaterials formation dynamics, as well as the use of microdevices as tools for nanomaterial investigation is also discussed.

  19. Virtual instrument testing system based on data acquisition equipment USB-4704 and LabVIEW%基于数据采集板卡USB-4704和LabVIEW的虚拟仪器测试系统

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    贾振岗; 李炜; 陈川; 漆静

    2015-01-01

    论文介绍了一种基于研华USB-4704数据采集板卡和图形化编程软件LabVIEW的虚拟仪器测量系统,该系统实现了对薄膜压力传感器(Flexiforce Sensors A201)调理电路中电压信号的实时采集、处理、存储,从而可以有效的测量施加在薄膜压力传感器的法向载荷.测试系统主要由薄膜压力传感器、传感器调理电路、数据采集板卡USB-4704、应用开发软件LabVIEW组成.

  20. LabVIEW在高温气冷堆燃料装卸计数系统中的应用%Fuel Handling System of 10MW High Temperature Gas Cooling Reactor Based on LabVIEW

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    李智慧; 胡守印; 梁锡华

    2006-01-01

    用即测即用的数据采集技术(DAQ)技术同步采集10MW高温气冷堆燃料装卸计数系统的多路现场信号,在LabVIEW平台上开发计数软件.该计数虚拟仪器功能灵活、界面友好,能给出准确的过球计数.

  1. Reduction by sonication of excess sludge production in a conventional activated sludge system: continuous flow and lab-scale reactor.

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    Vaxelaire, S; Gonze, E; Merlin, G; Gonthier, Y

    2008-12-01

    Conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants currently produce a large quantity of excess sludge. To reduce this sludge production and to improve sludge characteristics in view of their subsequent elimination, an ultrasonic cell disintegration process was studied. In a lab-scale continuous flow pilot plant, part of the return sludge was sonicated by low-frequency and high-powered ultrasound and then recycled to the aeration tank. Two parallel lines were used: one as a control and the other as an assay with ultrasonic treatment. The reactors were continuously fed with synthetic domestic wastewater with a COD (chemical oxygen demand) of approximately 0.5 g l(-) corresponding to a daily load of 0.35-0.50 kg COD kg(-1) TS d(-1). Removal efficiencies (carbon, particles), excess sludge production and sludge characteristics (particle size distribution, mineralization, respiration rate, biological component) were measured every day during the 56-day experiment. This study showed that whilst organic removal efficiency did not deteriorate, excess sludge production was decreased by about 25-30% by an ultrasonic treatment. Several hypotheses are advanced: (i) the treatment made a part of the organic matter soluble as a consequence of the floc disintegration, and optimised the conversion of the carbonaceous pollutants into carbon dioxide and (ii) the treatment modified the physical characteristics of sludge by a mechanical effect: floc size was reduced, increasing the exchange surface and sludge activity. The originality of this study is that experiments were conducted in a continuous-flow activated sludge reactor rather than in a batch reactor.

  2. Integrated lab-on-a-chip: a combined sample preparation and PCR system as an ultrafast analytical tool for pathogen detection

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    Becker, Holger; Hlawatsch, Nadine; Klemm, Richard; Gärtner, Claudia

    2011-02-01

    Lab-on-a-chip systems are seen as a very promising approach for a decentralized continuous pathogen monitoring technology. In this paper, we present the development of a fully integrated device for the multiplexed nucleic-acid based identification of pathogens. Due to the complexity of such a fully integrated device, in a first development step, functional modules for the various process steps like lysis, DNA extraction and purification, continuous-flow PCR and detection have been developed and evaluated, allowing a functional verification prior to integration. All the modules as well as the final integrated device have been manufactured using scaleable industrial manufacturing methods, namely injection molding in order to facilitate commercialization.

  3. Comparison of Ultrasonic Welding and Thermal Bonding for the Integration of Thin Film Metal Electrodes in Injection Molded Polymeric Lab-on-Chip Systems for Electrochemistry

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    Marco Matteucci

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available We compare ultrasonic welding (UW and thermal bonding (TB for the integration of embedded thin-film gold electrodes for electrochemical applications in injection molded (IM microfluidic chips. The UW bonded chips showed a significantly superior electrochemical performance compared to the ones obtained using TB. Parameters such as metal thickness of electrodes, depth of electrode embedding, delivered power, and height of energy directors (for UW, as well as pressure and temperature (for TB, were systematically studied to evaluate the two bonding methods and requirements for optimal electrochemical performance. The presented technology is intended for easy and effective integration of polymeric Lab-on-Chip systems to encourage their use in research, commercialization and education.

  4. Comparison of Ultrasonic Welding and Thermal Bonding for the Integration of Thin Film Metal Electrodes in Injection Molded Polymeric Lab-on-Chip Systems for Electrochemistry.

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    Matteucci, Marco; Heiskanen, Arto; Zór, Kinga; Emnéus, Jenny; Taboryski, Rafael

    2016-10-27

    We compare ultrasonic welding (UW) and thermal bonding (TB) for the integration of embedded thin-film gold electrodes for electrochemical applications in injection molded (IM) microfluidic chips. The UW bonded chips showed a significantly superior electrochemical performance compared to the ones obtained using TB. Parameters such as metal thickness of electrodes, depth of electrode embedding, delivered power, and height of energy directors (for UW), as well as pressure and temperature (for TB), were systematically studied to evaluate the two bonding methods and requirements for optimal electrochemical performance. The presented technology is intended for easy and effective integration of polymeric Lab-on-Chip systems to encourage their use in research, commercialization and education.

  5. Graphical coding data and operational guidance for implementation or modification of a LabVIEW®-based pHstat system for the cultivation of microalgae.

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    Golda, Rachel L; Golda, Mark D; Peterson, Tawnya D; Needoba, Joseph A

    2017-06-01

    The influence of pH on phytoplankton physiology is an important facet of the body of research on ocean acidification. We provide data developed during the design and implementation of a novel pHstat system capable of maintaining both static and dynamic pH environments in a laboratory setting. These data both help improve functionality of the system, and provide specific coding blocks for controlling the pHstat using a LabVIEW® virtual instrument (VI). The data in this paper support the research article "Development of an economical, autonomous pHstat system for culturing phytoplankton under steady state or dynamic conditions" (Golda et al. [2]). These data will be of interest to researchers studying the effects of changing pH on phytoplankton in a laboratory context, and to those desiring to build their own pHstat system(s). These data can also be used to facilitate modification of the pHstat system to control salinity, temperature, or other environmental factors.

  6. Graphical coding data and operational guidance for implementation or modification of a LabVIEW®-based pHstat system for the cultivation of microalgae

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    Rachel L. Golda

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The influence of pH on phytoplankton physiology is an important facet of the body of research on ocean acidification. We provide data developed during the design and implementation of a novel pHstat system capable of maintaining both static and dynamic pH environments in a laboratory setting. These data both help improve functionality of the system, and provide specific coding blocks for controlling the pHstat using a LabVIEW® virtual instrument (VI. The data in this paper support the research article “Development of an economical, autonomous pHstat system for culturing phytoplankton under steady state or dynamic conditions” (Golda et al. [2]. These data will be of interest to researchers studying the effects of changing pH on phytoplankton in a laboratory context, and to those desiring to build their own pHstat system(s. These data can also be used to facilitate modification of the pHstat system to control salinity, temperature, or other environmental factors.

  7. A review of the design and development processes of simulation for training in healthcare - A technology-centered versus a human-centered perspective.

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    Persson, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    This article reviews literature about simulation systems for training in healthcare regarding the prevalence of human-centered approaches in the design and development of these systems, motivated by a tradition in this field of working technology-centered. The results show that the focus on human needs and context of use is limited. It is argued that a reduction of the focus on technical advancements in favor of the needs of the users and the healthcare community, underpinned by human factors and ergonomics theory, is favorable. Due to the low number of identified articles describing or discussing human-centered approaches it is furthermore concluded that the publication culture promotes technical descriptions and summative evaluations rather than descriptions and reflections regarding the design and development processes. Shifting the focus from a technology-centered approach to a human-centered one can aid in the process of creating simulation systems for training in healthcare that are: 1) relevant to the learning objectives, 2) adapted to the needs of users, context and task, and 3) not selected based on technical or fidelity criteria.

  8. Euronet Lab : a Cloud Based Laboratory Environment

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    Correia, Raúl Cordeiro; Fonseca, José Manuel; Donnellan, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    A large number of virtual and remote labs connected to the internet is already available nowadays. However, they usually are isolated and independent systems, unable to cooperate and complement each other. This lack of interconnection and interoperability leads, consequently, to the duplication of efforts in order to develop what could be easily shared and reused. Therefore, the integration of different platforms can speed up the development of virtual labs and downsize the barriers of usi...

  9. The Study of the Speed Control Experiment Systems of the DC Motor Based on the Lab Windows/CVI%基于Lab Windows/CVI的直流电动机转速控制实验系统研究

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    曾国树; 郑力新

    2007-01-01

    采用先进的虚拟仪器技术,设计了一款电机实验系统.下位机为8031单片机,上位机为基于Lab Windows/CVI软件平台的PC机,两者之间用串口通讯,实现了对电机的有效控制.实践表明,该方法是提高实验教学效果的有效手段.

  10. Lab View-based inverter system design for pump motor loading device%基于LabView的泵马达负载试验台变频系统的设计

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    谭地平

    2010-01-01

    介绍了内燃机车泵马达试验台的变频电气系统改造设计,重点介绍主电路、采集系统、控制系统的电路设计及基于LabView的程序功能设计.泵马达负载试验台改造后的实际运用结果表明,设计是合理的.

  11. Design of Virtual Pulsed Eddy Current Testing System Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的虚拟脉冲涡流检测系统的设计

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    高永祥

    2008-01-01

    利用LabVIEW软件平台所具有的强大功能,设计了虚拟脉冲涡流检测系统.其主要功能有:通过RS-232接口与单片机通讯的功能;基于研华PCI-1710数据采集卡的数据采集功能;检测信号波形的显示与存储功能;缺陷信号与参考信号的相减功能等.

  12. 基于LabVlEW的FSAE赛车动态性能测试系统%Design of FSAE Race Dynamic Performance Test System Based on LabVIEW

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    董瑞佳; 汪国民

    2011-01-01

    介绍了基于图形语言LabVlEW和无线传输的FSAE赛车动态性能测试系统,重点讲解电气和程序控制部分的开发和设计.该系统利用了无线传输系统和计算机串口,可实现FSAE赛车75米直线加速和绕8字等动态性能测试与实时监控,该系统具有较高的测试精度与可靠性.

  13. Data Acquisition Platform of GPS and Laser Ranging Dynamic Positioning System on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的GPS激光测距动态定位系统的数据采集平台的开发

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    白冰; 章传银

    2009-01-01

    介绍了GPS激光测距动态定位系统的功能及组成数据采集平台的各个软件模块,采用LabVIEW集成开发环境下设计的GPS激光测距动态定位系统的数据采集平台,实现了对GPS定位信息、激光测距信息和数字罗盘角度信息的采集、存储及实时显示.

  14. LabVIEW Graphical User Interface for a New High Sensitivity, High Resolution Micro-Angio-Fluoroscopic and ROI-CBCT System.

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    Keleshis, C; Ionita, Cn; Yadava, G; Patel, V; Bednarek, Dr; Hoffmann, Kr; Verevkin, A; Rudin, S

    2008-01-01

    A graphical user interface based on LabVIEW software was developed to enable clinical evaluation of a new High-Sensitivity Micro-Angio-Fluoroscopic (HSMAF) system for real-time acquisition, display and rapid frame transfer of high-resolution region-of-interest images. The HSMAF detector consists of a CsI(Tl) phosphor, a light image intensifier (LII), and a fiber-optic taper coupled to a progressive scan, frame-transfer, charged-coupled device (CCD) camera which provides real-time 12 bit, 1k × 1k images capable of greater than 10 lp/mm resolution. Images can be captured in continuous or triggered mode, and the camera can be programmed by a computer using Camera Link serial communication. A graphical user interface was developed to control the camera modes such as gain and pixel binning as well as to acquire, store, display, and process the images. The program, written in LabVIEW, has the following capabilities: camera initialization, synchronized image acquisition with the x-ray pulses, roadmap and digital subtraction angiography acquisition (DSA), flat field correction, brightness and contrast control, last frame hold in fluoroscopy, looped playback of the acquired images in angiography, recursive temporal filtering and LII gain control. Frame rates can be up to 30 fps in full-resolution mode. The user friendly implementation of the interface along with the high framerate acquisition and display for this unique high-resolution detector should provide angiographers and interventionalists with a new capability for visualizing details of small vessels and endovascular devices such as stents and hence enable more accurate diagnoses and image guided interventions. (Support: NIH Grants R01NS43924, R01EB002873).

  15. Virtual labs in Leonardo da Vinci

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    Stanislaw Nagy

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the problem of virtual lab capabilities in the e-learning. Using combination of web conferencing and "virtual labs" capabilities, a new quality distance learning teaching is now in preparation and will be included in the course teaching to produce interactive, online simulations for the natural gas engineering studies. The activities are designed to enhance the existing curriculum and to include online assessments. A special care is devoted to the security problem between a server and a client computer. Several examples of the virtual labs related to the PVT thermodynamics, fluid flow, the natural gas well-testing, and thev gas network flow are prepared and tested. A major challenge for the 'CELGAS' system is in managing the delicate balance between the student collaboration and the isolation. Students may be encouraged to collaborate and work with each other, simulating their exploration of the lab material.

  16. CDC Lab Values

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    2015-02-02

    More than fifteen hundred scientists fill the lab benches at CDC, logging more than four million hours each year. CDC’s laboratories play a critical role in the agency’s ability to find, stop, and prevent disease outbreaks. This podcast provides a brief overview of what goes on inside CDC’s labs, and why this work makes a difference in American’s health.  Created: 2/2/2015 by Office of the Associate Director for Communication (OADC).   Date Released: 2/2/2015.

  17. SmallSat Lab

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    2014-03-05

    CubeSat. Mr. Alvarez worked with four students on the PCB layout for the solar panels and the construction of the 6U CubeSat mockup . Support for Mr...Hull and Mr. Alvarez was $49k including fringe benefits. !! Purchases: During this time period a license for MatLab software and the Princeton...Satellite ToolBox was purchased using funds from this award. This software adds tremendous capability to the SmallSat Lab by enabling students to analyze

  18. The NOAO Data Lab

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    Fitzpatrick, M.; Olsen, K.; Stobie, E. B.; Mighell, K. J.; Norris, P.

    2015-09-01

    We describe the NOAO Data Lab to help community users take advantage of current large surveys and prepare them even larger surveys in the era of LSST. The Data Lab will allow users to efficiently utilize catalogs of billions of objects, combine traditional telescope image and spectral data with external archives, share custom results with collaborators, publish data products to other users, and experiment with analysis toolkits. Specific science cases will be used to develop a prototype framework and tools, allowing us to work directly with scientists from survey teams to ensure development remains focused on scientifically productive tasks.

  19. 基于 FM 的无线扩声系统%Wireless sound reinforcement system based on LabVIEW

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    巩学芳; 宋晓梅; 霍小波; 李楠

    2014-01-01

    In response to the demand of sound reinforcement system used in the classroom ,conference room and other places ,wireless sound reinforcement system based on LabVIEW is proposed .The system includes FM transceiver modules and graphical user interface (GUI) software .The FM transceiver mod‐ule implements voice signal wireless transceiver by using C8051F340 MCU to control RDA5820 ,which gets the operating frequency via USB from a PC and sends voice data ;the GUI which is realized by Lab‐VIEW software can modify FM transceiver frequency by USB ,and the acquired voice data can be ampli‐fied and played .The system is integrated designed of transceiver module to and implement FM voice sig‐nal wireless transceiver ,which can automatically switch the transceiver mode .The experiments show that the system is reasonable and feasible .%针对课堂教学、室内会议等对扩声系统的需求,提出了一种基于FM 的无线扩声系统.该系统包括FM 收发模块和图形用户界面(GUI)软件.FM 收发模块采用C8051F340单片机控制RDA5820实现对语音信号的无线收发,同时通过USB从PC机获取工作频率并发送语音数据;用LabVIEW实现的GUI软件可通过USB修改FM 收发频率,并将获取的语音数据进行扩声播放.该系统收发模块采用一体设计,实现语音的FM 无线收发,可自动切换收发工作模式,实验表明该系统方案合理可行.

  20. Design of Wind Turbine Vibration Monitoring System Based on LabWindows/CVI%基于LabWindows/CVI的风电机组振动监测系统设计

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    赵旭; 苏中

    2013-01-01

    针对传统的风电机组振动监测系统存在的电路设计复杂、系统昂贵、体积大、功耗高、使用繁琐的问题,设计了一套基于ADXL345 MEMS加速度计和LabWindows/CVI的风电机组振动监测系统;该系统以MEMS加速度计作为振动数据采集传感器、C8051F040单片机做为主控芯片,配合电流型DAC芯片AD5420和继电器等构成硬件系统,通过LabWindows/CVI虚拟仪器设计的上位机软件,具有在线监测振动波形、存储数据、频谱分析、继电器报警、电流信号远距离传输等功能;整个系统设计具有低成本、低功耗、远距离传输、人机交互简单、可靠性高、宽电压供电等优点,可以满足风力发电系统的实际需求.

  1. Development and application of the sock-pressure measurement system based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的袜品压力测试系统开发与应用

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    王远焕; 龙海如

    2008-01-01

    开发了一种基于LabVIEW虚拟仪的袜品压力测定系统,探讨不同于服装压力测试的袜品压力测试方法.系统采用轻便、可挠、薄片且灵敏的FlexiForce压力传感器,高精度调理模块处理前端信号,并借助LabVIEW语言开发了可对仪器进行操作的系统应用软件,包括数据的采集、分析、保存、回放等功能.用此系统测量袜子作用于石膏脚模上不同部位的袜压,并结合理论公式分析这几个部位的袜压分布情况,为考察和评价袜子的舒适性提供了新的测试手段.

  2. 计算机监控系统实时多任务调度策略在LabVIEW平台上的实现%Scheduling the Real-time Multitasks of Computer Measurement and Control System By Using LabVIEW

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    王成刚; 杜润生

    2001-01-01

    The real-time and multitasking are the two important features ofthe computer measurement and control system.Scheduling the real-time multitasks is the key to ensure that the system runs normally.The two priority setting styles of the parallel tasks are combined and the real-time multitasking scheduling is realized using LabVIEW.%实时性和多任务性是计算机监控系统两个重要特点,而如何实现实时多任务的调度策略是其正常运行的关键。在LabVIEW平台上,结合两种并行任务优先级的设置方式,实现了监控系统实时多任务的调度。

  3. Reduction of methane emission from landfills using bio-mitigation systems – from lab tests to full scale implementation

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    Kjeldsen, Peter; Scheutz, Charlotte

    , or open or closed bed biofilter systems. The objective of this paper is to describe the relationship between research on process understanding of the oxidation of landfill gas contained methane and the up-scale to full bio-mitigation systems implemented at landfills. The oxidation of methane is controlled...... due to self-heating processes. Bio-mitigation can be used as a stand-alone technology or combined with active or passive gas collection. When implementing bio-mitigation systems focus should be on additional fugitive methane emissions or the presence of uncontrolled point releases. A protocol...... for implementing a bio-mitigation system is presented, and the reported landfill-implemented bio-mitigation systems either established as full-scale or pilot-scale systems are reviewed. It is concluded that bio-mitigation systems have a large potential for providing cost-efficient mitigation options for reducing...

  4. A lab-on-a-chip system with integrated sample preparation and loop-mediated isothermal amplification for rapid and quantitative detection of Salmonella spp. in food samples.

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    Sun, Yi; Quyen, Than Linh; Hung, Tran Quang; Chin, Wai Hoe; Wolff, Anders; Bang, Dang Duong

    2015-04-21

    Foodborne disease is a major public health threat worldwide. Salmonellosis, an infectious disease caused by Salmonella spp., is one of the most common foodborne diseases. Isolation and identification of Salmonella by conventional bacterial culture or molecular-based methods are time consuming and usually take a few hours to days to complete. In response to the demand for rapid on line or on site detection of pathogens, in this study, we describe for the first time an eight-chamber lab-on-a-chip (LOC) system with integrated magnetic bead-based sample preparation and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid and quantitative detection of Salmonella spp. in food samples. The whole diagnostic procedures including DNA isolation, isothermal amplification, and real-time detection were accomplished in a single chamber. Up to eight samples could be handled simultaneously and the system was capable to detect Salmonella at concentration of 50 cells per test within 40 min. The simple design, together with high level of integration, isothermal amplification, and quantitative analysis of multiple samples in short time, will greatly enhance the practical applicability of the LOC system for rapid on-site screening of Salmonella for applications in food safety control, environmental surveillance, and clinical diagnostics.

  5. Application of sensitive, high-resolution imaging at a commercial lab-based X-ray micro-CT system using propagation-based phase retrieval.

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    Bidola, P; Morgan, K; Willner, M; Fehringer, A; Allner, S; Prade, F; Pfeiffer, F; Achterhold, K

    2017-02-09

    Several dedicated commercial lab-based micro-computed tomography (μCT) systems exist, which provide high-resolution images of samples, with the capability to also deliver in-line phase contrast. X-ray phase contrast is particularly beneficial when visualizing very small features and weakly absorbing samples. The raw measured projections will include both phase and absorption effects. Extending our previous work that addressed the optimization of experimental conditions at the commercial ZEISS Xradia 500 Versa system, single-distance phase-contrast imaging is demonstrated on complex biological and material samples. From data captured at this system, we demonstrate extraction of the phase signal or the correction of the mixed image for the phase shift, and show how this procedure increases the contrast and removes artefacts. These high-quality images, measured without the use of a synchrotron X-ray source, demonstrate that highly sensitive, micrometre-resolution imaging of 3D volumes is widely accessible using commercially advanced laboratory devices.

  6. “Marrying the ‘System of Innovation’ and micro enterprises in real world rural SADC”: an overview of collaborative SMME incubation in the Rural Living Lab of Sekhukhune

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    Van Rensburg, JR

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available specifically the collaborative business incubation aspects of this Living Lab. It highlights some of the business incubation challenges with regards to the “marriage” between ‘Systems of Innovation’ and the (SMME) inhabitants of “natural daily life /work...

  7. Determination of trace metal ions via on-line separation and preconcentration by means of chelating Sepharose beads in a sequential injection lab-on-valve (SI-LOV) system coupled to electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometric detection

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    Long, Xiangbao; Hansen, Elo Harald; Miró, Manuel

    2005-01-01

    The analytical performance of an on-line sequential injection lab-on-valve (SI-LOV) system using chelating Sepharose beads as sorbent material for the determination of ultra trace levels of Cd(II), Pb(II) and Ni(II) by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS) is described and discussed...

  8. A total integrated Lab-on-a-chip-system for rapid detection of Campylobacter spp. in chicken feaces

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    Bang, Dang Duong; Høgberg, Jonas; Agirregabiria, Maria

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes a pre-validation of a portable LOC based system for real-time PCR detection of Campylobacter spp. directly from packed chicken at supermarkets, Chicken fecal sample at slaughters and chicken farms. The LOC system performs DNA purification and real-time PCR detection within 30...

  9. A Big Bang Lab

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    Scheider, Walter

    2005-01-01

    The February 2005 issue of The Science Teacher (TST) reminded everyone that by learning how scientists study stars, students gain an understanding of how science measures things that can not be set up in lab, either because they are too big, too far away, or happened in a very distant past. The authors of "How Far are the Stars?" show how the…

  10. Lab on paper

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    Zhao, Weian; van den Berg, Albert

    2008-01-01

    Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, which are suited to portable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and on-site detection, hold great promise for improving global health, and other applications.1–8 While their importance and utility are widely acknowledged and extensive research has been conducted in the

  11. The Crime Lab Project.

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    Hein, Annamae J.

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Crime Lab Project, which takes an economical, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to studying the career of forensics in the middle or high school classroom. Includes step-by-step student requirements for the investigative procedure, a sample evidence request form, and an assessment rubric. (KHR)

  12. Lab with Dad

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    Havers, Brenda; Delmotte, Karen

    2012-01-01

    Family science nights are fantastic, but planning one can be overwhelming, especially when one considers the already overloaded schedule of a classroom teacher. To overcome this challenge, the authors--colleagues with a mutual love of science--developed a much simpler annual event called "Lab With Dad." The purpose was for one target age group of…

  13. Physics lab in spin

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    Hawkes, N

    1999-01-01

    RAL is fostering commerical exploitation of its research and facilities in two main ways : spin-out companies exploit work done at the lab, spin-in companies work on site taking advantage of the facilities and the expertise available (1/2 page).

  14. Elemental Chem Lab

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    Franco Mariscal, Antonio Joaquin

    2008-01-01

    This educative material uses the symbols of 45 elements to spell the names of 32 types of laboratory equipment usually found in chemical labs. This teaching material has been divided into three puzzles according to the type of the laboratory equipment: (i) glassware as reaction vessels or containers; (ii) glassware for measuring, addition or…

  15. Lab on paper

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    Zhao, Weian; van den Berg, Albert

    2008-01-01

    Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, which are suited to portable point-of-care (POC) diagnostics and on-site detection, hold great promise for improving global health, and other applications.1–8 While their importance and utility are widely acknowledged and extensive research has been conducted in the labo

  16. 基于LabVIEW的螺旋给料机状态监测与变频调速反馈控制系统设计%Design of condition monitoring and frequency conversion speed feedback control system for screw feeder based on LabVIEW

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    张健; 肖兴明

    2013-01-01

    针对当前黄泥灌浆系统中螺旋给料机无法精确定量给料、发生堵塞时无法及时报警的现状,笔者结合LabVIEW监测与控制平台,设计了给料量为50 m3/h螺旋给料机的状态监测与变频调速反馈控制系统.该系统由称重传感器、数据采集卡、LabVIEW上位机、RS485通信模块和变频器等组成,利用PID调节原理和RS485串口通信,可实现对螺旋给料机运行状态的监测、堵塞报警、精确定量给料和输送量从10~50m3/h的无级变化,保护了电动机,减轻了制浆机的压力.%In view of imprecise feeding of the screw feeder and failure in timely warning at clogging in the yellow mud grouting system at present,a condition monitoring and frequency conversion speed feedback control system for the screw feeder with throughput of 50 m3/h was designed based on LabVIEW.The system consisted of weighing sensor,data acquisition card,master computer for LabVIEW,RS485 communication module and frequency converter etc.Combining PID control principle with RS485 serial communication,the condition monitoring of the screw feeder,warning at clogging,precise feeding and stepless variation of throughput from 10 ~ 50 m3/h could be realized.Thus the motor was protected and the pressure of pulping machine was relieved.

  17. 基于 LabVIEW 串口通信的太阳能电池I-V 曲线测试系统的设计与应用%Design and implementation of voltage-current testing system based on LabVIEW with serial communication

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    秦中立; 范望喜; 张秀花

    2013-01-01

      采用LabVIEW软件平台搭建一套自动化I-V曲线测试系统,系统的数据采集部分由LabVIEW 8.5软件、VISA4.1库、Keithley 2000数字源表、低压电源和计算机等软、硬件所组成.对结构为ITO/PEDOT :PSS/P3HT :PCBM/Al的有机太阳能电池进行的I-V曲线测试,开路电压为0.608 V ,短路电流为8.25 mA/cm2,填充因子为0.662,电池的转换效率为3.32%,其结果与CHI660电化学测量系统测量的结果相近,表明此系统具有可靠性、实时性和准确性等特点.%A auto-testing system based on LabVIEW was designed for voltage-current characteristics ,which was based on LabVIEW 8 .5 express ,Visa 4 .1 , Keithley 2000 ,low-voltage power supply and computer .It was applied to test the voltage-current characteristics of organic solar cells with the structure of ITO/PEDOT :PSS/P3HT :PCBM/Al , and its open circuit viltage was 0 .608 V ,short circuit current was 8 .25 mA・cm -2 ,fill factor was 0 .662 ,energy conversion efficiecy was 3 .32% ,which was as much as the results measured by the CHI660 electrochemical measurement system .It was showed the system had reliable ,real-timed and aecurate properties .

  18. LabVIEW Support at CERN

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    2010-01-01

    Since the beginning of 2009, due to the CERN restructuring, LabVIEW support moved from the IT to the EN department, joining the Industrial Controls and Electronics Group (ICE). LabVIEW support has been merged with the Measurement, Test and Analysis (MTA) section which, using LabVIEW, has developed most of the measurement systems to qualify the LHC magnets and components over the past 10 years. The post mortem analysis for the LHC hardware commissioning has also been fully implemented using LabVIEW, customised into a framework, called RADE, for CERN needs. The MTA section has started with a proactive approach sharing its tools and experience with the CERN LabVIEW community. Its framework (RADE) for CERN integrated application development has been made available to the users. Courses on RADE have been integrated into the standard National Instruments training program at CERN. RADE and LabVIEW support were merged together in 2010 on a single email address:labview.support@cern.ch For more information please...

  19. ParaLab – Visual Way to Parallel Progarmming. The software system for investigating the parallel algorithms

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    Anna, Labutina; Victor, Gergel

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we introduce a software system which allows to carry out and visualize computational experiments for studying and researching the parallel algorithms of solving complicated computational problems in imitation mode on one single sequential computer. User can “assemble” a parallel computational system of cluster type that consists of multiprocessor and multicore nodes connected with the network, set up the problem to be solved, carry out the parallel solving algorithm, collect and...

  20. Research on Lab Windows/CVI-based Brushless DC Motor Speed Control Simulation System%基于Lab Windows/CVI的无刷直流电动机转速控制仿真系统研究

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    李亚东; 杨冠鲁

    2008-01-01

    基于Lab Windows/CVI强大的图像设计与处理功能,设计了电网波动对无刷直流电动机转速控制的影响的仿真系统,并采用扩充临界比例法进行整定的数字PID控制来减小这种影响.实践表明,该系统能有效地仿真电网波动对无刷直流电动机转速控制的影响,并可用于电网参数的计算.

  1. 基于LabVIEW实现的高频段卫星级联编码的仿真%Emulation of cascading coding for high-frequency satellite communication system based on LabVIEW

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    董智强; 徐光; 段江春; 刘祥军

    2013-01-01

    As a best emergency way,the satellite communication is widely used in many countries,and has attracted more and more people’s attention. In recent years,with the increasing demand for the satellite communication and the rapid develop-ment of satellite communication technology,the miniaturization and high frequency are the developing trend for the satellite com-munication. The satellite communication equipment works in the Ka band or higher frequency band. Based on the channel mod-els of different cascading coding in the satellite communication at ka-band,some cascading coding modes are analyzed and emu-lated with LabVIEW software. The simulation result indicates that the cascading coding mode can achieve lower BER and better performance at high- frequency band.%  卫星通信作为一种无线应急通信手段原来越受到人们的重视,近年来随着卫星技术的发展卫星通信向小型化和高频段方向不断发展,工作于Ka频段或者更高频段的卫星通信系统逐步得到发展和逐步使用。在此通过卫星通信系统中不同级联编码在Ka频段信道模型的基础上,对几种级联编码方式进行了分析研究和LabVIEW仿真。通过仿真可以得出级联码系统在高频段上可以获得更低的误码率和更好的性能。

  2. Design and Implementation of Adaptive Model Based Gain Scheduled Controller for a Real Time Non Linear System in LabVIEW

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    M. Kalyan Chakravarthi

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study is to design and implement an Adaptive Model Based Gain Scheduled (AMBGS Controller using classical controller tuning techniques for a Single Spherical Nonlinear Tank System (SSTLLS. A varying range of development in the control mechanisms have been evidently seen in the last two decades. The control of level has always been a topic of discussion in the process control scenario. In this study a real time SSTLLS has been chosen for investigation. System identification of these different regions of nonlinear process is done using black box model, which is identified to be nonlinear and approximated to be a First Order plus Dead Time (FOPDT model. A proportional and integral controller is designed using LabVIEW and Skogestad’s and Ziegler Nichols (ZN tuning methods are implemented. The paper will provide details about the data acquisition unit, shows the implementation of the controller and compare the results of PI tuning methods used for an AMBGS Controller.

  3. Miniature stick-packaging--an industrial technology for pre-storage and release of reagents in lab-on-a-chip systems.

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    van Oordt, Thomas; Barb, Yannick; Smetana, Jan; Zengerle, Roland; von Stetten, Felix

    2013-08-01

    Stick-packaging of goods in tubular-shaped composite-foil pouches has become a popular technology for food and drug packaging. We miniaturized stick-packaging for use in lab-on-a-chip (LOAC) systems to pre-store and on-demand release the liquid and dry reagents in a volume range of 80-500 μl. An integrated frangible seal enables the pressure-controlled release of reagents and simplifies the layout of LOAC systems, thereby making the package a functional microfluidic release unit. The frangible seal is adjusted to defined burst pressures ranging from 20 to 140 kPa. The applied ultrasonic welding process allows the packaging of temperature sensitive reagents. Stick-packs have been successfully tested applying recovery tests (where 99% (STDV = 1%) of 250 μl pre-stored liquid is released), long-term storage tests (where there is loss of only simulated 2 years) and air transport simulation tests. The developed technology enables the storage of a combination of liquid and dry reagents. It is a scalable technology suitable for rapid prototyping and low-cost mass production.

  4. A validation of carbon fiber imaging couch top modeling in two radiation therapy treatment planning systems: Philips Pinnacle3 and BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose

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    Njeh Christopher F

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Carbon fiber (CF is now the material of choice for radiation therapy couch tops. Initial designs included side metal bars for rigidity; however, with the advent of IGRT, involving on board imaging, new thicker CF couch tops without metal bars have been developed. The new design allows for excellent imaging at the expense of potentially unacceptable dose attenuation and perturbation. Objectives We set out to model the BrainLAB imaging couch top (ICT in Philips Pinnacle3 treatment planning system (TPS, to validate the already modeled ICT in BrainLAB iPlan RT Dose treatment planning system and to compute the magnitude of the loss in skin sparing. Results Using CF density of 0.55 g/cm3 and foam density of 0.03 g/cm3, we demonstrated an excellent agreement between measured dose and Pinnacle3 TPS computed dose using 6 MV beam. The agreement was within 1% for all gantry angle measured except for 120o, which was 1.8%. The measured and iPlan RT Dose TPS computed dose agreed to within 1% for all gantry angles and field sizes measured except for 100o where the agreement was 1.4% for 10 cm × 10 cm field size. Predicted attenuation through the couch by iPlan RT Dose TPS (3.4% - 9.5% and Pinnacle3 TPS (2% - 6.6% were within the same magnitude and similar to previously reported in the literature. Pinnacle3 TPS estimated an 8% to 20% increase in skin dose with increase in field size. With the introduction of the CF couch top, it estimated an increase in skin dose by approximately 46 - 90%. The clinical impact of omitting the couch in treatment planning will be dependent on the beam arrangement, the percentage of the beams intersecting the couch and their angles of incidence. Conclusion We have successfully modeled the ICT in Pinnacle3 TPS and validated the modeled ICT in iPlan RT Dose. It is recommended that the ICT be included in treatment planning for all treatments that involve posteriors beams. There is a significant

  5. Skills Labs: workshop EMERGO toolkit

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    Kurvers, Hub; Slootmaker, Aad

    2009-01-01

    Kurvers, H. J., & Slootmaker, A. (2009). Skills Labs: workshop EMERGO toolkit. Presentation given at project members of Skills Labs. March, 31, 2009 and April, 24, 2009, Heerlen, The Netherlands: Open University of the Netherlands.

  6. ERLN Lab Compendium Fact Sheet

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    The Compendium is an online database of environmental testing laboratories nationwide. It enables labs to create profiles of their capabilities, so emergency responders can quickly identify a lab that will meet their support needs.

  7. Enhancing the Performance of Distributed Feedback Dye Lasers and Plasmonic V-grooves for Lab-on-a-chip Systems

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    Smith, Cameron

    The ability to perform laboratory operations in compact systems is not only advantageous for the development of diagnostics tools and their production, but also provides unique opportunities to explore the natural world on the micro- and nanoscale. To this end, we focus on two optical schemes: 1)...

  8. Systemic Transformation from the Ground-Up: Using Learning Lab to Design Culturally Responsive Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports

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    Bal, Aydin; Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Schrader, Elizabeth M.; Rodriguez, Esmeralda M.; Pelton, Scott

    2014-01-01

    The enduring existence of disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education programs and disciplinary practices creates a double bind for educators, educational leaders, and families. Disproportionality is an adaptive systemic issue that is not under any entity's control;…

  9. Systemic Transformation from the Ground-Up: Using Learning Lab to Design Culturally Responsive Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports

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    Bal, Aydin; Kozleski, Elizabeth B.; Schrader, Elizabeth M.; Rodriguez, Esmeralda M.; Pelton, Scott

    2014-01-01

    The enduring existence of disproportionate representation of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in special education programs and disciplinary practices creates a double bind for educators, educational leaders, and families. Disproportionality is an adaptive systemic issue that is not under any entity's control; thus,…

  10. Modeling and characterization of X-ray yield in a polychromatic, lab-scale, X-ray computed tomography system

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    Mertens, J.C.E.; Chawla, Nikhilesh, E-mail: nchawla@asu.edu

    2015-05-21

    A modular X-ray computed micro-tomography (µXCT) system is characterized in terms of X-ray yield resulting both from the generated X-ray spectrum and from X-ray detection with an energy-sensitive detector. The X-ray computed tomography system is composed of a commercially available cone-beam microfocus X-ray source and a modular optically-coupled-CCD-scintillator X-ray detector. The X-ray yield is measured and reported in units independent from exposure time, X-ray tube beam target current, and cone-beam-to-detector geometry. The polychromatic X-ray source is modeled as a broad Bremsstrahlung X-ray spectrum in order to understand the effect of the controllable parameters, that is, X-ray tube accelerating voltage and X-ray beam filtering. An approach is adopted which expresses the absolute number of emitted X-rays. The response of the energy-sensitive detector to the modeled spectrum is modeled as a function of scintillator composition and thickness. The detection efficiency model for the polychromatic X-ray detector considers the response of the light collection system and the electronic imaging array in order to predict absolute count yield under the studied conditions. The modeling approach is applied to the specific hardware implemented in the current µXCT system. The model's predictions for absolute detection rate are in reasonable agreement with measured values under a range of conditions applied to the system for X-ray microtomography imaging, particularly for the LuAG:Ce scintillator material.

  11. Design of a Computer-Based Control System Using LabVIEW for the NEMESYS Electromagnetic Launcher Facility

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    2007-06-01

    quickly was necessary. A railgun shot typically occurs in less than 10 ms, and firing capacitor banks to shape the current pulse are in the 100s of...DESIGN OF A COMPUTER-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM USING LABVIEW FOR THE NEMESYS ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHER FACILITY∗ B. M. Huhmanξ 1, J. M. Neri Plasma...has assembled a facility to develop and test materials for the study of barrel lifetime in electromagnetic launchers (EML) for surface-fire support

  12. A lab-on-a-chip system integrating tissue sample preparation and multiplex RT-qPCR for gene expression analysis in point-of-care hepatotoxicity assessment.

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    Lim, Geok Soon; Chang, Joseph S; Lei, Zhang; Wu, Ruige; Wang, Zhiping; Cui, Kemi; Wong, Stephen

    2015-10-21

    A truly practical lab-on-a-chip (LOC) system for point-of-care testing (POCT) hepatotoxicity assessment necessitates the embodiment of full-automation, ease-of-use and "sample-in-answer-out" diagnostic capabilities. To date, the reported microfluidic devices for POCT hepatotoxicity assessment remain rudimentary as they largely embody only semi-quantitative or single sample/gene detection capabilities. In this paper, we describe, for the first time, an integrated LOC system that is somewhat close to a practical POCT hepatotoxicity assessment device - it embodies both tissue sample preparation and multiplex real-time RT-PCR. It features semi-automation, is relatively easy to use, and has "sample-in-answer-out" capabilities for multiplex gene expression analysis. Our tissue sample preparation module incorporating both a microhomogenizer and surface-treated paramagnetic microbeads yielded high purity mRNA extracts, considerably better than manual means of extraction. A primer preloading surface treatment procedure and the single-loading inlet on our multiplex real-time RT-PCR module simplify off-chip handling procedures for ease-of-use. To demonstrate the efficacy of our LOC system for POCT hepatotoxicity assessment, we perform a preclinical animal study with the administration of cyclophosphamide, followed by gene expression analysis of two critical protein biomarkers for liver function tests, aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT). Our experimental results depict normalized fold changes of 1.62 and 1.31 for AST and ALT, respectively, illustrating up-regulations in their expression levels and hence validating their selection as critical genes of interest. In short, we illustrate the feasibility of multiplex gene expression analysis in an integrated LOC system as a viable POCT means for hepatotoxicity assessment.

  13. Dragons, Ladybugs, and Softballs: Girls' STEM Engagement with Human-Centered Robotics

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    Gomoll, Andrea; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Šabanović, Selma; Francisco, Matthew

    2016-12-01

    Early experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are important for getting youth interested in STEM fields, particularly for girls. Here, we explore how an after-school robotics club can provide informal STEM experiences that inspire students to engage with STEM in the future. Human-centered robotics, with its emphasis on the social aspects of science and technology, may be especially important for bringing girls into the STEM pipeline. Using a problem-based approach, we designed two robotics challenges. We focus here on the more extended second challenge, in which participants were asked to imagine and build a telepresence robot that would allow others to explore their space from a distance. This research follows four girls as they engage with human-centered telepresence robotics design. We constructed case studies of these target participants to explore their different forms of engagement and phases of interest development—considering facets of behavioral, social, cognitive, and conceptual-to-consequential engagement as well as stages of interest ranging from triggered interest to well-developed individual interest. The results demonstrated that opportunities to personalize their robots and feedback from peers and facilitators were important motivators. We found both explicit and vicarious engagement and varied interest phases in our group of four focus participants. This first iteration of our project demonstrated that human-centered robotics is a promising approach to getting girls interested and engaged in STEM practices. As we design future iterations of our robotics club environment, we must consider how to harness multiple forms of leadership and engagement without marginalizing students with different working preferences.

  14. Dragons, Ladybugs, and Softballs: Girls' STEM Engagement with Human-Centered Robotics

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    Gomoll, Andrea; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy E.; Šabanović, Selma; Francisco, Matthew

    2016-08-01

    Early experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are important for getting youth interested in STEM fields, particularly for girls. Here, we explore how an after-school robotics club can provide informal STEM experiences that inspire students to engage with STEM in the future. Human-centered robotics, with its emphasis on the social aspects of science and technology, may be especially important for bringing girls into the STEM pipeline. Using a problem-based approach, we designed two robotics challenges. We focus here on the more extended second challenge, in which participants were asked to imagine and build a telepresence robot that would allow others to explore their space from a distance. This research follows four girls as they engage with human-centered telepresence robotics design. We constructed case studies of these target participants to explore their different forms of engagement and phases of interest development—considering facets of behavioral, social, cognitive, and conceptual-to-consequential engagement as well as stages of interest ranging from triggered interest to well-developed individual interest. The results demonstrated that opportunities to personalize their robots and feedback from peers and facilitators were important motivators. We found both explicit and vicarious engagement and varied interest phases in our group of four focus participants. This first iteration of our project demonstrated that human-centered robotics is a promising approach to getting girls interested and engaged in STEM practices. As we design future iterations of our robotics club environment, we must consider how to harness multiple forms of leadership and engagement without marginalizing students with different working preferences.

  15. LabData database sub-systems for post-processing and quality control of stable isotope and gas chromatography measurements

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    Suckow, A. O.

    2013-12-01

    Measurements need post-processing to obtain results that are comparable between laboratories. Raw data may need to be corrected for blank, memory, drift (change of reference values with time), linearity (dependence of reference on signal height) and normalized to international reference materials. Post-processing parameters need to be stored for traceability of results. State of the art stable isotope correction schemes are available based on MS Excel (Geldern and Barth, 2012; Gröning, 2011) or MS Access (Coplen, 1998). These are specialized to stable isotope measurements only, often only to the post-processing of a special run. Embedding of algorithms into a multipurpose database system was missing. This is necessary to combine results of different tracers (3H, 3He, 2H, 18O, CFCs, SF6...) or geochronological tools (Sediment dating e.g. with 210Pb, 137Cs), to relate to attribute data (submitter, batch, project, geographical origin, depth in core, well information etc.) and for further interpretation tools (e.g. lumped parameter modelling). Database sub-systems to the LabData laboratory management system (Suckow and Dumke, 2001) are presented for stable isotopes and for gas chromatographic CFC and SF6 measurements. The sub-system for stable isotopes allows the following post-processing: 1. automated import from measurement software (Isodat, Picarro, LGR), 2. correction for sample-to sample memory, linearity, drift, and renormalization of the raw data. The sub-system for gas chromatography covers: 1. storage of all raw data 2. storage of peak integration parameters 3. correction for blank, efficiency and linearity The user interface allows interactive and graphical control of the post-processing and all corrections by export to and plot in MS Excel and is a valuable tool for quality control. The sub-databases are integrated into LabData, a multi-user client server architecture using MS SQL server as back-end and an MS Access front-end and installed in four

  16. Science Letters: Human-centered modeling for style-based adaptive games

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    Chee-onn WONG; Jon-gin KIM; Eun-jung HAN; Kee-chui JUNG

    2009-01-01

    This letter proposes a categorization matrix to analyze the playing style of a computer game player for a shooting game genre. Our aim is to use human-centered modeling as a strategy for adaptive games based on entertainment measure to evaluate the playing experience. We utilized a self-organizing map (SOM) to cluster the player's style with the data obtained while playing the game. We further argued that style-based adaptation contributes to higher enjoyment, and this is reflected in our experiment using a supervised multilayered perceptron (MLP) network.

  17. The virtual articulator of CAD/CAM system for dental labs%口腔修复 CAD/CAM系统中的虚拟牙合架

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    吴冰; 吴国锋

    2016-01-01

    随着数字化技术在口腔临床的广泛应用,虚拟(牙合)架已经成为口腔修复 CAD/CAM系统中的一个重要工具。本文从虚拟(牙合)架的分类、特点和设置3个方面对其进行了全面介绍,并结合临床实际和国内现有商用虚拟(牙合)架产品进行了点评。%With the wide application of digital technique in dental clinic,the virtual articulator has become an important tool of CAD/CAM systems for dental labs.The presented article introduces the classification,advantages and setting parameters of the virtual articulator.The authors also comment on the current commercial products of the virtual articulators in the domestic market.

  18. Identification and molecular epidemiology of dermatophyte isolates by repetitive-sequence-PCR-based DNA fingerprinting using the DiversiLab system in Turkey.

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    Koc, A Nedret; Atalay, Mustafa A; Inci, Melek; Sariguzel, Fatma M; Sav, Hafize

    2017-05-01

    Dermatophyte species, isolation and identification in clinical samples are still difficult and take a long time. The identification and molecular epidemiology of dermatophytes commonly isolated in a clinical laboratory in Turkey by repetitive sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) were assessed by comparing the results with those of reference identification. A total of 44 dermatophytes isolated from various clinical specimens of 20 patients with superficial mycoses in Kayseri and 24 patients in Hatay were studied. The identification of dermatophyte isolates was based on the reference identification and rep-PCR using the DiversiLab System (BioMerieux). The genotyping of dermatophyte isolates from different patients was determined by rep-PCR. In the identification of dermatophyte isolates, agreement between rep-PCR and conventional methods was 87.8 % ( 36 of 41). The dermatophyte strains belonged to four clones (A -D) which were determined by the use of rep-PCR. The dermatophyte strains in Clone B, D showed identical patterns with respect to the region. In conclusion, rep-PCR appears to be useful for evaluation of the identification and clonal relationships between Trichophyton rubrum species complex and Trichophyton mentagrophytes species complex isolates. The similarity and diversity of these isolates may be assessed according to different regions by rep-PCR. © 2017 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  19. Design and development of a LabVIEW-based LED-induced fluorescence spectroscopy system with applications in non-destructive quality assessment of agricultural products

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    Abbasi, Hamed; Nazeri, Majid; Mireei, Seyed Ahmad

    2016-01-01

    Over the past several years, the demand for high quality agricultural products has been remarkably increased. Thus, it is important to use non-destructive methods for product quality monitoring. LED-induced fluorescence spectroscopy has proved its potential for nondestructive detection of some defects in agricultural products, such as tissue browning and bruising. Due to such defects, changes in the polyphenol and chlorophyll contents occur which can be considered as the visible marks of decreasing fruit quality. In the present work, a fluorescence spectrometer (spectrofluorometer) controlled by LabVIEW software was designed and developed. In this spectrometer, a consumer-grade webcam was used as an imaging sensor. The spectrometer was able to measure the fluorescence spectra directly from the fruit and vegetable surface in the desired regions. To do so, the spectrometer was equipped with a suitable fiber-optic probe. The hardware solution was based on data acquisition working on the USB platform and controlled by the application running on the PC. In this system, light emitting diodes with different wavelengths were used as the excitation sources for inducing fluorescence spectra of some famous fruits and vegetables.

  20. LimsPortal and BonsaiLIMS: development of a lab information management system for translational medicine

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    Afzal Vackar

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS are an increasingly important part of modern laboratory infrastructure. As typically very sophisticated software products, LIMS often require considerable resources to select, deploy and maintain. Larger organisations may have access to specialist IT support to assist with requirements elicitation and software customisation, however smaller groups will often have limited IT support to perform the kind of iterative development that can resolve the difficulties that biologists often have when specifying requirements. Translational medicine aims to accelerate the process of treatment discovery by bringing together multiple disciplines to discover new approaches to treating disease, or novel applications of existing treatments. The diverse set of disciplines and complexity of processing procedures involved, especially with the use of high throughput technologies, bring difficulties in customizing a generic LIMS to provide a single system for managing sample related data within a translational medicine research setting, especially where limited IT support is available. Results We have designed and developed a LIMS, BonsaiLIMS, around a very simple data model that can be easily implemented using a variety of technologies, and can be easily extended as specific requirements dictate. A reference implementation using Oracle 11 g database and the Python framework, Django is presented. Conclusions By focusing on a minimal feature set and a modular design we have been able to deploy the BonsaiLIMS system very quickly. The benefits to our institute have been the avoidance of the prolonged implementation timescales, budget overruns, scope creep, off-specifications and user fatigue issues that typify many enterprise software implementations. The transition away from using local, uncontrolled records in spreadsheet and paper formats to a centrally held, secured and backed-up database brings the

  1. LimsPortal and BonsaiLIMS: development of a lab information management system for translational medicine.

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    Bath, Timothy G; Bozdag, Selcuk; Afzal, Vackar; Crowther, Daniel

    2011-05-13

    Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an increasingly important part of modern laboratory infrastructure. As typically very sophisticated software products, LIMS often require considerable resources to select, deploy and maintain. Larger organisations may have access to specialist IT support to assist with requirements elicitation and software customisation, however smaller groups will often have limited IT support to perform the kind of iterative development that can resolve the difficulties that biologists often have when specifying requirements. Translational medicine aims to accelerate the process of treatment discovery by bringing together multiple disciplines to discover new approaches to treating disease, or novel applications of existing treatments. The diverse set of disciplines and complexity of processing procedures involved, especially with the use of high throughput technologies, bring difficulties in customizing a generic LIMS to provide a single system for managing sample related data within a translational medicine research setting, especially where limited IT support is available. We have designed and developed a LIMS, BonsaiLIMS, around a very simple data model that can be easily implemented using a variety of technologies, and can be easily extended as specific requirements dictate. A reference implementation using Oracle 11 g database and the Python framework, Django is presented. By focusing on a minimal feature set and a modular design we have been able to deploy the BonsaiLIMS system very quickly. The benefits to our institute have been the avoidance of the prolonged implementation timescales, budget overruns, scope creep, off-specifications and user fatigue issues that typify many enterprise software implementations. The transition away from using local, uncontrolled records in spreadsheet and paper formats to a centrally held, secured and backed-up database brings the immediate benefits of improved data visibility, audit and

  2. LimsPortal and BonsaiLIMS: development of a lab information management system for translational medicine

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    2011-01-01

    Background Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are an increasingly important part of modern laboratory infrastructure. As typically very sophisticated software products, LIMS often require considerable resources to select, deploy and maintain. Larger organisations may have access to specialist IT support to assist with requirements elicitation and software customisation, however smaller groups will often have limited IT support to perform the kind of iterative development that can resolve the difficulties that biologists often have when specifying requirements. Translational medicine aims to accelerate the process of treatment discovery by bringing together multiple disciplines to discover new approaches to treating disease, or novel applications of existing treatments. The diverse set of disciplines and complexity of processing procedures involved, especially with the use of high throughput technologies, bring difficulties in customizing a generic LIMS to provide a single system for managing sample related data within a translational medicine research setting, especially where limited IT support is available. Results We have designed and developed a LIMS, BonsaiLIMS, around a very simple data model that can be easily implemented using a variety of technologies, and can be easily extended as specific requirements dictate. A reference implementation using Oracle 11 g database and the Python framework, Django is presented. Conclusions By focusing on a minimal feature set and a modular design we have been able to deploy the BonsaiLIMS system very quickly. The benefits to our institute have been the avoidance of the prolonged implementation timescales, budget overruns, scope creep, off-specifications and user fatigue issues that typify many enterprise software implementations. The transition away from using local, uncontrolled records in spreadsheet and paper formats to a centrally held, secured and backed-up database brings the immediate benefits of

  3. Enhancing the Performance of Distributed Feedback Dye Lasers and Plasmonic V-grooves for Lab-on-a-chip Systems

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    Smith, Cameron

    of the laser emission wavelength. We provide a framework for designing optimized DFB laser sensors comprising a thin TiO2 guiding layer. Regarding the second, plasmonic V-grooves offer a means to control the trade-off between e-field confinement and propagation length by varying the V-shape profile, opening......The ability to perform laboratory operations in compact systems is not only advantageous for the development of diagnostics tools and their production, but also provides unique opportunities to explore the natural world on the micro- and nanoscale. To this end, we focus on two optical schemes: 1......) polymer-based distributed feedback (DFB) dye lasers, and 2) plasmonic V-grooves. Regarding the first, DFB dye lasers are well suited to serve as compact, minimal analyte volume and highly sensitive refractive index sensors, where changes occurring in an analyte result in readily measurable shifts...

  4. A LabVIEW based user-friendly X-ray phase-contrast imaging system software platform

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    Wang, Shenghao; Gao, Kun; Wang, Zhili; Zhang, Can; Yang, Meng; Wu, Zhao; Marcelli, Augusto; Wu, Ziyu

    2014-01-01

    X-ray phase-contrast imaging can provide greatly improved contrast over conventional absorption-based imaging for weakly absorbing samples, such as biological soft tissues and fibre composites. In this manuscript, we introduce an easy and fast way to develop a user-friendly system software platform dedicated for the newly built grating-based X-ray phase-contrast imaging setup at the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China. Unified management and control upon 21 motorized positioning stages, an ultra-precision piezoelectric translation stage and an X-ray tube are achieved with this platform, the software also covers automatic image acquisition with a flat panel detector for phase-stepping scanning. Moreover, data post-processing module for signals retrieval and other custom features could be realized on it. With a seamless integration of all the necessary functions into an organism, this software platform greatly facilitate activity of the users during experimen...

  5. 基于Lab Windows/CVI的锂离子电池内阻测试系统设计%Design of impedance test system of lithium ion battery based on Lab Windows/CVI

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    杨权; 周厚强; 徐晓东; 张永强

    2012-01-01

    设计出了一套基于虚拟仪器的锂离子电池内阻测试系统,采用直流内阻谱和交流内阻谱法进行了测试,更加全面地反应了锂离子电池内阻情况.通过RS232通讯协议控制程控电源和电子负载,使其满足测试条件,同时用USB数据采集器实时将原始数据采集,得出测试结果.设计中运用了Lab Windows/CVI开发环境,由于其提供了丰富的接口函数,使得软件开发周期大大缩短.%electric vehicles; Li-ion battery; equalization; charge; flyback converter; degree of disequilibrium; pseudo-equilibrium; constant voltage control; constant current control

  6. Handle Curved Pressure Distribution Test System Based on LabVIEW Software%基于LabVIEW软件的手柄曲面压力分布测试系统

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    孟宏君; 姜献峰

    2009-01-01

    提出了一个手柄表面压力分布测试系统,其原理是对多路压阻性传感器数据信号进行实时地采集,用数据采集卡采集这些压力传感器反馈的电压信号,并传输到PC机上,利用虚拟仪器软件LabVIEW实现信号处理、实时显示,生成测试报告,实现对工具手柄表面压力分布的实时检测.介绍了手柄的表面压力分布测试系统的一般结构,对其关键点--压电传感器(FlexiForce Sensor)的硬件电路和软件实现作了具体的叙述.

  7. Velocity Measuring System Design in Police Penal Lab%警用刑事实验室枪弹测速系统设计及实现

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    马时亮; 倪晋平

    2013-01-01

    According to the measurement requirement of the police penal lab ,a system of projectile velocity measurement is designed .T he system is mainly made up of light-screen sensors ,computer ,data acquisition card and analyzing and processing software .The zone-cut screens are often the light screens or sky screens .The projectile velocity is gotten after the bullet signals are analyzed and processed .Then the projectile lethality can be judged . T he ball firing has proved that the system can measure the traveling velocity of the projectile exactly and reliably ,and the test requirement of the gun or projectile’ s wreck can be satisfied in the police penal .The minimum diameter of the fragment is Ø2 mm ,and the comparative error is under 0 .1% .%针对警用刑事实验室对自制枪发射的弹丸速度测试需求,设计了一种区截光幕传感器测量系统.该系统以光幕靶或天幕靶作为区截光幕,配接数据采集卡和处理软件构建了完整的测速系统.针对获取的弹丸波形数据,经过软件处理得到弹丸穿靶速度,从而判定枪弹的杀伤力.实弹射击试验表明,该系统可以准确可靠地测量直径最小为碬2 mm破片的速度,测试相对误差不超过0.1%,能够满足警用刑事实验室枪弹杀伤效果的检验要求.

  8. SU-E-T-132: Dosimetric Impact of Positioning Errors in Hypo-Fractionated Cranial Radiation Therapy Using Frameless Stereotactic BrainLAB System

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    Keeling, V; Jin, H; Ali, I; Ahmad, S [Oklahoma Univ. Health Science Ctr., Oklahoma City, OK (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To determine dosimetric impact of positioning errors in the stereotactic hypo-fractionated treatment of intracranial lesions using 3Dtransaltional and 3D-rotational corrections (6D) frameless BrainLAB ExacTrac X-Ray system. Methods: 20 cranial lesions, treated in 3 or 5 fractions, were selected. An infrared (IR) optical positioning system was employed for initial patient setup followed by stereoscopic kV X-ray radiographs for position verification. 6D-translational and rotational shifts were determined to correct patient position. If these shifts were above tolerance (0.7 mm translational and 1° rotational), corrections were applied and another set of X-rays was taken to verify patient position. Dosimetric impact (D95, Dmin, Dmax, and Dmean of planning target volume (PTV) compared to original plans) of positioning errors for initial IR setup (XC: Xray Correction) and post-correction (XV: X-ray Verification) was determined in a treatment planning system using a method proposed by Yue et al. (Med. Phys. 33, 21-31 (2006)) with 3D-translational errors only and 6D-translational and rotational errors. Results: Absolute mean translational errors (±standard deviation) for total 92 fractions (XC/XV) were 0.79±0.88/0.19±0.15 mm (lateral), 1.66±1.71/0.18 ±0.16 mm (longitudinal), 1.95±1.18/0.15±0.14 mm (vertical) and rotational errors were 0.61±0.47/0.17±0.15° (pitch), 0.55±0.49/0.16±0.24° (roll), and 0.68±0.73/0.16±0.15° (yaw). The average changes (loss of coverage) in D95, Dmin, Dmax, and Dmean were 4.5±7.3/0.1±0.2%, 17.8±22.5/1.1±2.5%, 0.4±1.4/0.1±0.3%, and 0.9±1.7/0.0±0.1% using 6Dshifts and 3.1±5.5/0.0±0.1%, 14.2±20.3/0.8±1.7%, 0.0±1.2/0.1±0.3%, and 0.7±1.4/0.0±0.1% using 3D-translational shifts only. The setup corrections (XC-XV) improved the PTV coverage by 4.4±7.3% (D95) and 16.7±23.5% (Dmin) using 6D adjustment. Strong correlations were observed between translation errors and deviations in dose coverage for XC. Conclusion

  9. EPICS Channel Access Server for LabVIEW

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    It can be challenging to interface National Instruments LabVIEW (http://www.ni.com/labview/) with EPICS (http://www.aps.anl.gov/epics/). Such interface is required when an instrument control program was developed in LabVIEW but it also has to be part of global control system. This is frequently useful in big accelerator facilities. The Channel Access Server is written in LabVIEW, so it works on any hardware/software platform where LabVIEW is available. It provides full server functionality, so any EPICS client can communicate with it.

  10. Archimedes Remote Lab for Secondary Schools

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    Garcia Zubia, J.; Angulo Martinez, I.; Martinez Pieper, G.; Lopez de Ipina Gonzalez de Artaza, D.; Hernandez Jayo, U.; Orduna Fernandez, P.; Dziabenko, O.; Rodriguez Gil, L.; Riesen, van S.A.N.; Anjewierden, A.A.; Kamp, E.; Jong, de A.J.M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a remote lab designed for teaching the Archimedes’ principle to secondary school students, as well as an online virtual lab on the general domain of buoyancy. The Archimedes remote lab is integrated into WebLab-Deusto. Both labs are promoted for usage in frame of the Go-Lab Europ

  11. Archimedes Remote Lab for Secondary Schools

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    Garcia Zubia, J.; Angulo Martinez, I.; Martinez Pieper, G.; Lopez de Ipina Gonzalez de Artaza, D.; Hernandez Jayo, U.; Orduna Fernandez, P.; Dziabenko, O.; Rodriguez Gil, L.; van Riesen, Siswa; Anjewierden, Anjo Allert; Kamp, Ellen; de Jong, Anthonius J.M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a remote lab designed for teaching the Archimedes’ principle to secondary school students, as well as an online virtual lab on the general domain of buoyancy. The Archimedes remote lab is integrated into WebLab-Deusto. Both labs are promoted for usage in frame of the Go-Lab

  12. Control System Uses LabView and a PC's Parallel Port%控制停车场系统使用LabView和个人电脑并行端口

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    Unidad sede San Luis Rio Colorado; Centro de Estudios Superiores del Estado de Sonora; Carlos Alberto Aguilar Sández; Sonora; Mexico

    2008-01-01

    在本设计实例中.电路控制停车场的进出车辆。本项目将National Instruments(美国国家仪器有限公司)的LabView作为主要编程工具,并将个人电脑的并行端口作为输入/输出端口。电路的核心是将个人电脑的状态端口379h用作传感器的输入端,并用继电器将其隔离以防止破坏个人电脑(图1)。在数据端13378h,D0位控制出入口,D1是停止信号,D2是通行信号,D3表示停车场满位。所有信号都驱动带有一个外部电源的PN2222A晶体管.在这种情况下,外部电源是个人电脑的电源。这样,可以将继电器作为负载并控制交通灯和出入口电机的交流电压。D0驱动的晶体管控制双极/双投(DPDT)继电器以转化电机的极性。

  13. Thread Group Multithreading: Accelerating the Computation of an Agent-Based Power System Modeling and Simulation Tool -- C GridLAB-D

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    Jin, Shuangshuang; Chassin, David P.

    2014-01-06

    GridLAB-DTM is an open source next generation agent-based smart-grid simulator that provides unprecedented capability to model the performance of smart grid technologies. Over the past few years, GridLAB-D has been used to conduct important analyses of smart grid concepts, but it is still quite limited by its computational performance. In order to break through the performance bottleneck to meet the need for large scale power grid simulations, we develop a thread group mechanism to implement highly granular multithreaded computation in GridLAB-D. We achieve close to linear speedups on multithreading version compared against the single-thread version of the same code running on general purpose multi-core commodity for a benchmark simple house model. The performance of the multithreading code shows favorable scalability properties and resource utilization, and much shorter execution time for large-scale power grid simulations.

  14. e-Learning - Physics Labs

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    Mohottala, Hashini

    2014-03-01

    The general student population enrolled in any college level class is highly diverse. An increasing number of ``nontraditional'' students return to college and most of these students follow distance learning degree programs while engaging in their other commitments, work and family. However, those students tend to avoid taking science courses with labs, mostly because of the incapability of remotely completing the lab components in such courses. In order to address this issue, we have come across a method where introductory level physics labs can be taught remotely. In this process a lab kit with the critical lab components that can be easily accessible are conveniently packed into a box and distributed among students at the beginning of the semester. Once the students are given the apparatus they perform the experiments at home and gather data All communications with reference to the lab was done through an interactive user-friendly webpage - Wikispaces (WikiS). Students who create pages on WikiS can submit their lab write-ups, embed videos of the experiments they perform, post pictures and direct questions to the lab instructor. The students who are enrolled in the same lab can interact with each other through WikiS to discuss labs and even get assistance.

  15. eComLab: remote laboratory platform

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    Pontual, Murillo; Melkonyan, Arsen; Gampe, Andreas; Huang, Grant; Akopian, David

    2011-06-01

    Hands-on experiments with electronic devices have been recognized as an important element in the field of engineering to help students get familiar with theoretical concepts and practical tasks. The continuing increase the student number, costly laboratory equipment, and laboratory maintenance slow down the physical lab efficiency. As information technology continues to evolve, the Internet has become a common media in modern education. Internetbased remote laboratory can solve a lot of restrictions, providing hands-on training as they can be flexible in time and the same equipment can be shared between different students. This article describes an on-going remote hands-on experimental radio modulation, network and mobile applications lab project "eComLab". Its main component is a remote laboratory infrastructure and server management system featuring various online media familiar with modern students, such as chat rooms and video streaming.

  16. Comparison of the DiversiLab repetitive element PCR system with spa typing and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis for clonal characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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    Babouee, B; Frei, R; Schultheiss, E; Widmer, A F; Goldenberger, D

    2011-04-01

    The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become an increasing problem worldwide in recent decades. Molecular typing methods have been developed to identify clonality of strains and monitor spread of MRSA. We compared a new commercially available DiversiLab (DL) repetitive element PCR system with spa typing, spa clonal cluster analysis, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in terms of discriminatory power and concordance. A collection of 106 well-defined MRSA strains from our hospital was analyzed, isolated between 1994 and 2006. In addition, we analyzed 6 USA300 strains collected in our institution. DL typing separated the 106 MRSA isolates in 10 distinct clusters and 8 singleton patterns. Clustering analysis into spa clonal complexes resulted in 3 clusters: spa-CC 067/548, spa-CC 008, and spa-CC 012. The discriminatory powers (Simpson's index of diversity) were 0.982, 0.950, 0.846, and 0.757 for PFGE, spa typing, DL typing, and spa clonal clustering, respectively. DL typing and spa clonal clustering showed the highest concordance, calculated by adjusted Rand's coefficients. The 6 USA300 isolates grouped homogeneously into distinct PFGE and DL clusters, and all belonged to spa type t008 and spa-CC 008. Among the three methods, DL proved to be rapid and easy to perform. DL typing qualifies for initial screening during outbreak investigation. However, compared to PFGE and spa typing, DL typing has limited discriminatory power and therefore should be complemented by more discriminative methods in isolates that share identical DL patterns.

  17. Comparison of the DiversiLab Repetitive Element PCR System with spa Typing and Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Clonal Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus▿

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    Babouee, B.; Frei, R.; Schultheiss, E.; Widmer, A. F.; Goldenberger, D.

    2011-01-01

    The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become an increasing problem worldwide in recent decades. Molecular typing methods have been developed to identify clonality of strains and monitor spread of MRSA. We compared a new commercially available DiversiLab (DL) repetitive element PCR system with spa typing, spa clonal cluster analysis, and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) in terms of discriminatory power and concordance. A collection of 106 well-defined MRSA strains from our hospital was analyzed, isolated between 1994 and 2006. In addition, we analyzed 6 USA300 strains collected in our institution. DL typing separated the 106 MRSA isolates in 10 distinct clusters and 8 singleton patterns. Clustering analysis into spa clonal complexes resulted in 3 clusters: spa-CC 067/548, spa-CC 008, and spa-CC 012. The discriminatory powers (Simpson's index of diversity) were 0.982, 0.950, 0.846, and 0.757 for PFGE, spa typing, DL typing, and spa clonal clustering, respectively. DL typing and spa clonal clustering showed the highest concordance, calculated by adjusted Rand's coefficients. The 6 USA300 isolates grouped homogeneously into distinct PFGE and DL clusters, and all belonged to spa type t008 and spa-CC 008. Among the three methods, DL proved to be rapid and easy to perform. DL typing qualifies for initial screening during outbreak investigation. However, compared to PFGE and spa typing, DL typing has limited discriminatory power and therefore should be complemented by more discriminative methods in isolates that share identical DL patterns. PMID:21307215

  18. LabVIEW 8.20-20 Years of Innovation

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    2006-01-01

    @@ Introduction LabVIEW, a graphical development environment for measurement and automation introduced in 1986, has more than 20 years of innovation and continuous improvement. Although introduced as a tool for automating measurements from instruments, LabVIEW has evolved into a graphical system design platform for design, test, and control.

  19. Lab Streaming Layer Enabled Myo Data Collection Software User Manual

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    2017-06-07

    www.tumsenahopayga.com/ wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Myo- By-Thalmic-Labs-Gesture-Sensor-Controller-Armbad-For-iPhone- Android -Mac-and-PC.jpg...uploads/2015/12/Myo-By-Thalmic-Labs- Gesture-Sensor-Controller-Armbad-For-iPhone- Android -Mac-and-PC.jpg) LSL is an open source system for transmitting

  20. 基于LabVIEW的串口通信燃气灶具自动测试系统探究%Study of Automatic Test System of Domestic Gas Cooking Aplliance Based onYLabVIEW Serial Communication

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    戴奕艺; 刘艳春; 任雪潭; 黄薇薇

    2013-01-01

    Automatic domestic gas cooking aplliance test system of LabVIEW Serial Communication has been studied. The system mainly measuring equipment consists of different sensors and programmable analog data acquisition modules. by using LabVIEW serial communication data acquisition and processing technology ,System control-PC accomplish all the important parameters data acquisition and analysis.The test system improve the measurement precision and increase the work efficiency. It can improve the automated testing method of domestic gas cooking aplliance.%本文研究一种基于LabVIEW串口通信的自动数据采集的燃气灶具测试系统。系统的硬件架构由主控计算机、可编程模拟量采集模块和传感器组成,软件采用LabVIEW编程,通过VISA串口通信等功能函数来完成测试的重要参数的数据采集传输和结果运算分析任务。实验结果表明,自动测试系统应用自动数据采集和传感器技术代替传统测量手段,能有效的提高测试准确度和工作效率,提高燃具检测的自动化信息水平。

  1. Inexpensive DAQ based physics labs

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    Lewis, Benjamin; Clark, Shane

    2015-11-01

    Quality Data Acquisition (DAQ) based physics labs can be designed using microcontrollers and very low cost sensors with minimal lab equipment. A prototype device with several sensors and documentation for a number of DAQ-based labs is showcased. The device connects to a computer through Bluetooth and uses a simple interface to control the DAQ and display real time graphs, storing the data in .txt and .xls formats. A full device including a larger number of sensors combined with software interface and detailed documentation would provide a high quality physics lab education for minimal cost, for instance in high schools lacking lab equipment or students taking online classes. An entire semester’s lab course could be conducted using a single device with a manufacturing cost of under $20.

  2. Experimental Investigations on the Interactions Between Liquids and Structures to Passively Control the Surface-Driven Capillary Flow in Microfluidic Lab-On Systems to Separate the Microparticles for Bioengineering Applications

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    Mukhopadhyay, Subhadeep

    In this research paper, total 246 individual microfluidic devices have been fabricated by maskless lithography, hot embossing lithography and direct bonding technique. The effect of surface area to volume ratio on the surface-driven capillary flow of different liquids has been experimentally investigated in these microfluidic devices fabricated by polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Also, the individual effects of liquid viscosity and surface wettability on the surface-driven capillary flow of different liquids are experimentally investigated. The polystyrene particles of 10μm diameters have been separated from the aqueous microparticle suspensions in the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems with 100% separation efficiency. Also, the polystyrene particles of 5μm diameters have been separated from a different set of aqueous microparticle suspensions in the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems with 100% separation efficiency. The individual designs of the microfluidic lab-on-a-chip systems are a novel approach in this research paper. The effect of surface area to volume ratio on the separation time is experimentally investigated as another novel approach of this research paper.

  3. Upgrade of a LabVIEW Based Data Acquisition System for Wind Tunnel Test of a 1/10 Scale OH-6A Helicopter Fuselage

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    2003-06-01

    advice and assistance in creation of the LabVIEW© program. To Doug McKinney, Lou Silverthorn from the Boeing Co., and Bill Warmbrodt from NASA Ames...Astronautics Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, California 5. Mr. Louis Silverthorn The Boeing Company Mesa, Arizona 6. ENS Philipp Lines Virginia Beach, Virginia

  4. A lab-on-a-chip system integrated with subwavelength periodic patterned metal surfaces for sers-based molecular identification biosensing

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    Jin, Mingliang; Shui, Lingling; Otto, Cornelis; van den Berg, Albert; Carlen, Edwin; Verpoorte, S; Andersson, Helene; Emneus, J; Pamme, N

    2010-01-01

    We present a new lab-on-a-chip (LOC) analysis platform that is integrated with nanotextured surfaces with periodically spaced subwavelength nanogroove and nanopyramid structures with precisely defined pitch λg and separation gaps of ~2 nm spacing that form high density arrays of hot-spot scattering

  5. Lab-on-chip system combining a microfluidic-ELISA with an array of amorphous silicon photosensors for the detection of celiac disease epitopes

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    Francesca Costantini

    2015-12-01

    The correct operation of the developed lab-on-chip has been demonstrated using rabbit serum in the microfluidic ELISA. In particular, optimizing the dilution factors of both sera and Ig-HRP samples in the flowing solutions, the specific and non-specific antibodies against GPs can be successfully distinguished, showing the suitability of the presented device to effectively screen celiac disease epitopes.

  6. A human-centered framework for innovation in conservation incentive programs.

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    Sorice, Michael G; Donlan, C Josh

    2015-12-01

    The promise of environmental conservation incentive programs that provide direct payments in exchange for conservation outcomes is that they enhance the value of engaging in stewardship behaviors. An insidious but important concern is that a narrow focus on optimizing payment levels can ultimately suppress program participation and subvert participants' internal motivation to engage in long-term conservation behaviors. Increasing participation and engendering stewardship can be achieved by recognizing that participation is not simply a function of the payment; it is a function of the overall structure and administration of the program. Key to creating innovative and more sustainable programs is fitting them within the existing needs and values of target participants. By focusing on empathy for participants, co-designing program approaches, and learning from the rapid prototyping of program concepts, a human-centered approach to conservation incentive program design enhances the propensity for discovery of novel and innovative solutions to pressing conservation issues.

  7. ERLN Technical Support for Labs

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    The Environmental Response Laboratory Network provides policies and guidance on lab and data requirements, Standardized Analytical Methods, and technical support for water and radiological sampling and analysis

  8. Aircraft Lighting and Transparency Lab

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Advanced Lighting and Transparencies with Night Combat Lab performs radiometric and photometric measurements of cockpit lighting and displays. Evaluates the day,...

  9. Lab-on a-Chip

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    2003-01-01

    Helen Cole, the project manager for the Lab-on-a-Chip Applications Development program, and Lisa Monaco, the project scientist for the program, insert a lab on a chip into the Caliper 42 which is specialized equipment that controls processes on commercial chips to support development of lab-on-a-chip applications. The system has special microscopes and imaging systems, so scientists can process and study different types of fluid, chemical, and medical tests conducted on chips. For example, researchers have examined fluorescent bacteria as it flows through the chips' fluid channels or microfluidic capillaries. Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, have been studying how the lab-on-a-chip technology can be used for microbial detection, water quality monitoring, and detecting biosignatures of past or present life on Mars. The Marshall Center team is also collaborating with scientists at other NASA centers and at universities to develop custom chip designs for not only space applications, but for many Earth applications, such as for detecting deadly microbes in heating and air systems. (NASA/MSFC/D.Stoffer)

  10. Micron2 Lab: Microfluidic Microbiology Lab Project

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    Burton, Aaron; Botkin, Douglas; Castro, Sarah; Crucian, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Microbial monitoring during spaceflight is crucial to maintain crew health and ensure water purifications systems are functioning properly. Current protocols for in-flight enumeration of bacteria in potable water systems require culture based methods. In this project, we aim to develop a flight- and microgravity-compatible flow cytometer capable of counting total microbial counts in the water supply and differentiating live from dead bacteria.

  11. The Jefferson Lab Program

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    James-Boyce, M

    2003-01-01

    The kW-class infrared (IR) free electron laser (FEL) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) had the capability of producing intra-cavity Thomson scattering of the IR off the electron beam thus producing high average flux, sub-picosecond x-rays. We have measured these x-rays and demonstrated the energy tunability range from 3.5 keV to 18 keV. The corresponding flux and brightness have been estimated and will be discussed. In 2002, the FEL was disassembled and has been reconfigured to produce 10 kW average power IR. We present the estimated x-ray capabilities for the new FEL and discuss potential applications.

  12. The lab of fame

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    Antonella Del Rosso

    2014-01-01

    For a third time, CERN is organising the Swiss heat of Famelab, the world’s leading science communication competition that has already gathered over 5,000 young and talented scientists and engineers from all across the planet.   Besides their degrees, the scientists who participate in Famelab have another thing in common: their passion for communicating science. Coming from a variety of scientific fields, from medicine to particle physics and microbiology, the contestants have three minutes to present a science, technology, mathematics or engineering-based talk using only the props he or she can carry onto the stage; PowerPoint presentations are not permitted. The contestants are then judged by a panel of three judges who evaluate the content, clarity and charisma of their talks. What's unique about FameLab is the fact that content is an important aspect of the performance. At the end of their presentation, contestants are often questioned about the scientific relevance of...

  13. 基于LINQ to SQL的实验室网上预约系统的设计与实现%Design and Implementation of Online Labs Booking System Based on LINQ to SQL

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    王小花; 李红霞; 袁媛

    2012-01-01

    The opening management of laboratory has become an important content of the reform of experimental teaching in information age. On the basis of B/S structure and LINQ to SQL technology, a labs booking system is well designed and developed. This system provides a platform for the efficient management of labs and the balance of laboratory utilization, reduces work of lab managers effectively, and promotes a new step on opening management level and service level.%实验室开放管理已成了信息化时代高校实验教学改革的重要内容.本文利用B/S体系架构和LINQ to SQL技术,设计并实现实验室网上预约管理系统.该系统为高效的实验室管理提供了平台,能有效地平衡各实验室的利用率,减轻实验室管理人员的工作,使实验室的开放管理水平和服务水平推上了一个新的台阶.

  14. WetLab-2: Wet Lab RNA SmartCycler Providing PCR Capability on ISS

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    Parra, Macarena; Schonfeld, Julie

    2015-01-01

    The WetLab-2 system will provide sample preparation and qRT-PCR analysis on-board the ISS, a capability to enable using the ISS as a real laboratory. The system will be validated on SpX-7, and is planned for its first PI use on SpX-9.

  15. The Design of NetSecLab: A Small Competition-Based Network Security Lab

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    Lee, C. P.; Uluagac, A. S.; Fairbanks, K. D.; Copeland, J. A.

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes a competition-style of exercise to teach system and network security and to reinforce themes taught in class. The exercise, called NetSecLab, is conducted on a closed network with student-formed teams, each with their own Linux system to defend and from which to launch attacks. Students are expected to learn how to: 1) install…

  16. Physics Labs with Flavor II

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    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper was inspired by the numerous requests from "TPT" readers to expand the number of examples of "recurrent study" lab exercises described in my previous paper "Physics Labs with Flavor." I recommend that readers examine it first in order to better understand this one as my attempt here is to be brief. In that paper, one can find details…

  17. Physics Labs with Flavor II

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    Agrest, Mikhail M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper was inspired by the numerous requests from "TPT" readers to expand the number of examples of "recurrent study" lab exercises described in my previous paper "Physics Labs with Flavor." I recommend that readers examine it first in order to better understand this one as my attempt here is to be brief. In that paper, one can find details…

  18. 基于LabVIEW的烟花爆炸高度与弹径测量系统设计%Design of LabVIEW based on Measurement System for Explosion Height and Diameter of Fireworks

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    陈勇; 何广明

    2015-01-01

    针对目前我国烟花爆竹检测设备的落后现状,利用虚拟仪器技术开发了一种烟花爆炸高度及弹径的测量系统。该系统采用声光特性及图像处理方法完成对烟花爆炸高度及弹径的测量,采用现场数据采集与同步分析方式实现了系统测量的智能化和可视化。应用结果表明,该测量系统运行稳定可靠,测量精度高,具有一定的实用性和推广价值。%According to the backward situation of measurement equipments for the fireworks in our country, a measurement system based on the virtual instrument technology for fireworks explosion height and diameter was developed. The system uses sound and light characteristics and image processing method for the measure-ment of fireworks explosion height and diameter, The onsite data acquisition and synchronous analysis achieve to be intelligent and visual for the measurement system. The application results show that the measurement sys-tem is stable and reliable, high accuracy, practical and popularize value.

  19. 基于ARM和LabVIEW的网络数据采集测试系统设计%Design of network data acquisition and test system based on ARM and LabVIEW

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    徐立艳

    2016-01-01

    The networked virtual instrument is the new development trend in the field of instrument and meter after that of virtual instrument. The integrated technology approach of embedded system,network and virtual instrument is proposed to distri⁃bute the signal acquisition,processing and storage into different network places. The ARM embedded system is adopted to ac⁃quire the field data. The upper computer is responsible for the single processing and storage work by network communication. The S3C44B0X is taken as the core development enviroment to establish the software system,including of μC/OS⁃Ⅱ embedded operating system transplant,embedded graphic interface system μC/GUI,ADC and network⁃card driver programmings,and LwIP transplat to realize TCP/IP protocol. The test results show that the system has perfect function and easy operation,and can satisfy the practical application needs. The system can effectively orgnize and manage the data,and construct the network database.%网络化虚拟仪器是继虚拟仪器之后仪器仪表领域出现的新的发展方向,提出了将嵌入式系统、网络与虚拟仪器结合的技术路线,将信号的采集、处理、存储分布于不同的网络位置的实施方案。利用ARM嵌入式在现场采集数据,通过网络通信将信号处理和存储工作交给上位机负责,采用S3C44B0X为核心的开发环境,然后进行软件系统的搭建,包括移植μC/OS⁃Ⅱ嵌入式操作系统,嵌入式图形界面系统μC/GUI,ADC及网卡的驱动程序编写以及移植LwIP实现TCP/IP协议等。测试结果表明,该系统的功能完善、操作十分方便,完全满足实际应用的需要,可以有效地组织和管理数据以及构架网络数据库。

  20. NASA GeneLab Concept of Operations

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    Thompson, Terri; Gibbs, Kristina; Rask, Jon; Coughlan, Joseph; Smith, Jeffrey

    2014-01-01

    NASA's GeneLab aims to greatly increase the number of scientists that are using data from space biology investigations on board ISS, emphasizing a systems biology approach to the science. When completed, GeneLab will provide the integrated software and hardware infrastructure, analytical tools and reference datasets for an assortment of model organisms. GeneLab will also provide an environment for scientists to collaborate thereby increasing the possibility for data to be reused for future experimentation. To maximize the value of data from life science experiments performed in space and to make the most advantageous use of the remaining ISS research window, GeneLab will apply an open access approach to conducting spaceflight experiments by generating, and sharing the datasets derived from these biological studies in space.Onboard the ISS, a wide variety of model organisms will be studied and returned to Earth for analysis. Laboratories on the ground will analyze these samples and provide genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic and proteomic data. Upon receipt, NASA will conduct data quality control tasks and format raw data returned from the omics centers into standardized, annotated information sets that can be readily searched and linked to spaceflight metadata. Once prepared, the biological datasets, as well as any analysis completed, will be made public through the GeneLab Space Bioinformatics System webb as edportal. These efforts will support a collaborative research environment for spaceflight studies that will closely resemble environments created by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and other institutions in additional areas of study, such as cancer and environmental biology. The results will allow for comparative analyses that will help scientists around the world take a major leap forward in understanding the effect of microgravity, radiation, and other aspects of the space environment on model organisms

  1. A Hardware Lab Anywhere At Any Time

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    Tobias Schubert

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Scientific technical courses are an important component in any student's education. These courses are usually characterised by the fact that the students execute experiments in special laboratories. This leads to extremely high costs and a reduction in the maximum number of possible participants. From this traditional point of view, it doesn't seem possible to realise the concepts of a Virtual University in the context of sophisticated technical courses since the students must be "on the spot". In this paper we introduce the so-called Mobile Hardware Lab which makes student participation possible at any time and from any place. This lab nevertheless transfers a feeling of being present in a laboratory. This is accomplished with a special Learning Management System in combination with hardware components which correspond to a fully equipped laboratory workstation that are lent out to the students for the duration of the lab. The experiments are performed and solved at home, then handed in electronically. Judging and marking are also both performed electronically. Since 2003 the Mobile Hardware Lab is now offered in a completely web based form.

  2. LabVIEW天下会广召天下英雄

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    2012-01-01

    LabVIEW天下会是一年一度由NI和中国第一个图形化系统设计(GSD,Graphical System Design)门户网站GSDzone联合主办、提供交流分享LabVIEW应用经验与切磋编程技术的LabVIEW年度盛会。

  3. What's your lab's strategy?

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    Francis, Peter

    2016-07-01

    Important strategic choices cascade throughout a laboratory. Senior management should create a document that answers each of the five key questions explained on page 60. Once this has been detailed in writing, it remains important to disseminate the basics to all employees so they are singing the same tune. A useful way to accomplish this is through a coherent strategy statement that specifies three components: 1) objectives; 2) scope; and 3) advantages. Commercial and hospital outreach labs should be in business to win. It all starts with a definition of what winning looks like. To "participate" in your market contributes to mediocrity-and it's self-defeating. With no clear strategic direction of where-to-play and how-to-win choices that associate with the aspiration, a mission or vision statement can be frustrating rather than inspiring for employees. Articulate it plainly and concisely for everybody. With a care-fully prepared and designed strategy, you will be on your way to winning in the zero-sum game!

  4. Thinking Outside the Lab

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    Colter, Tabitha

    2017-01-01

    As an undergraduate physics major who spent 2015 deep in a quantum optics lab at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, I knew my 2016 experience with the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee would be a completely new challenge. I have long had a passion for the bridge of communication between the technical and non-technical worlds but it was only through my AIP Mather internship this summer that I was able to see that passion come to life in the realm of science policy. Suddenly, I went from squeezing political philosophy classes into my packed schedule to witnessing the political process first-hand. I was thrilled to find that the skills of critical thinking and communicating complex issues I have developed throughout my training as a physicist were directly applicable to my work in Congress. Overall, my experience this summer has given me insight into the inner workings of the federal policy process, deepened my appreciation for the work of government employees to keep Congressional members informed on the pressing current issues, and exposed me to a whole range of alternative careers within science. AIP and SPS

  5. 基于LabVIEW的二次电源测试系统设计与实现%Design and application on secondary power supply test system based on LabVIEW

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    任少爵; 杨硕

    2014-01-01

    根据某型导弹二次电源测试要求,设计了针对二次电源多路信号输出进行采集的自动化测量系统。该系统通过数字开关量I/O卡控制信号调理电路进行负载的转换和多路测量信号的切换。以Angilent GPIB板卡为基础,控制电子测量仪器对二次电源的静态和瞬态输出特性进行测量。软件平台基于Labview构建,具有成熟的开发流程和高可靠性。%According to the test requirement of secondary power supply in missile ,automated measurement system is designed for col ecting secondary power supply module multi-channel output signal,the signal modulation circuitry is control ed by the system which converts the load and multi-switches the measuring signal through the digital switch I/O card,control ing electronic measuring instrument to measure static or transient characteristics of the secondary power output based on Angilent GPIB board .Software platform build on Labview,with a mature development process and high reliability.

  6. Alternative Ultrasound Gel for a Sustainable Ultrasound Program: Application of Human Centered Design.

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    Salmon, Margaret; Salmon, Christian; Bissinger, Alexa; Muller, Mundenga Mutendi; Gebreyesus, Alegnta; Geremew, Haimanot; Wendel, Sarah K; Wendell, Sarah; Azaza, Aklilu; Salumu, Maurice; Benfield, Nerys

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes design of a low cost, ultrasound gel from local products applying aspects of Human Centered Design methodology. A multidisciplinary team worked with clinicians who use ultrasound where commercial gel is cost prohibitive and scarce. The team followed the format outlined in the Ideo Took Kit. Research began by defining the challenge "how to create locally available alternative ultrasound gel for a low-resourced environment? The "End-Users," were identified as clinicians who use ultrasound in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. An expert group was identified and queried for possible alternatives to commercial gel. Responses included shampoo, oils, water and cornstarch. Cornstarch, while a reasonable solution, was either not available or too expensive. We then sought deeper knowledge of locally sources materials from local experts, market vendors, to develop a similar product. Suggested solutions gleaned from these interviews were collected and used to create ultrasound gel accounting for cost, image quality, manufacturing capability. Initial prototypes used cassava root flour from Great Lakes Region (DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania) and West Africa, and bula from Ethiopia. Prototypes were tested in the field and resulting images evaluated by our user group. A final prototype was then selected. Cassava and bula at a 32 part water, 8 part flour and 4 part salt, heated, mixed then cooled was the product design of choice.

  7. Implementasi Model Audit Pertanggungjawaban Sosial Berbasis Human-Centered Design pada Organisasi Sektor Publik

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    Priyo Suprobo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous research has resulted the Model of Audit for Social Accountability based on Human-Centered Design, which is hereinafter referred to HCD. The present study aims to obtain the alternative audit approaches that are more simple, effective, and suitable in connecting people with public sector organizations. Thus, the present study intends to test the model by implementing it in public sector organizations. The research approach is to test the implementation of the audit model in real terms in the field. Feedback on implementation test is conducted by the qualitative approach. Sampling was done by purposive sampling and the public sector organizations studied were CV. Aidrat & General Store of Pondok Pesantren Sunan Drajat Lamongan, Hospital RSAB Soerya Sidoarjo and the University of Widya Kartika Surabaya. These organizations were selected based on the type of public sector organizations covering the business units under religious organizations, health organizations, and educational institutions. On the other side, they are also determined by the willingness to cooperate and the area represented. In the assessment, the results of the audit to the criteria of social responsibility and a legal formal institutional aspect in the preliminary survey show that the University of Widya Kartika and RSAB Soerya have good performance, while CV. Aidrat has an acceptable performance. In terms of internal control, all of these organizations have an acceptable performance, while in terms of social responsibility programs, CV. Aidrat and RSAB Soerya have a good performance.

  8. Building communication strategy on health prevention through the human-centered design

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    Karine de Mello Freire

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available It has been identified a latent need for developing efficient communication strategies for prevention of diseases and also, design as a potential agent to create communications artifacts that are able to promote self-care. In order to analyze a design process that develops this kind of artifact, an action research in IAPI Health Center in Porto Alegre was done. The action’s goal was to design a strategy to promote self-care to prevent cervical cancer. The process was conducted from the human centered design approach - HCD, which seeks to create solutions desirable for people and feasible for organizations from three main phases: a Hear, in which inspirations are originated from stories collected from people; b Create, which aims to translate these knowledge into prototypes; and, c Deliver, where the prototypes are tested and developed with users. Communication strategies were supported by design studies about visual-verbal rhetoric. As results, this design approach has shown adequate to create communication strategies targeted at self-care behaviors, aiming to empower users to change their behavior.

  9. Alternative Ultrasound Gel for a Sustainable Ultrasound Program: Application of Human Centered Design.

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    Margaret Salmon

    Full Text Available This paper describes design of a low cost, ultrasound gel from local products applying aspects of Human Centered Design methodology. A multidisciplinary team worked with clinicians who use ultrasound where commercial gel is cost prohibitive and scarce. The team followed the format outlined in the Ideo Took Kit. Research began by defining the challenge "how to create locally available alternative ultrasound gel for a low-resourced environment? The "End-Users," were identified as clinicians who use ultrasound in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. An expert group was identified and queried for possible alternatives to commercial gel. Responses included shampoo, oils, water and cornstarch. Cornstarch, while a reasonable solution, was either not available or too expensive. We then sought deeper knowledge of locally sources materials from local experts, market vendors, to develop a similar product. Suggested solutions gleaned from these interviews were collected and used to create ultrasound gel accounting for cost, image quality, manufacturing capability. Initial prototypes used cassava root flour from Great Lakes Region (DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and West Africa, and bula from Ethiopia. Prototypes were tested in the field and resulting images evaluated by our user group. A final prototype was then selected. Cassava and bula at a 32 part water, 8 part flour and 4 part salt, heated, mixed then cooled was the product design of choice.

  10. Living Labs – From scientific labs to the smart city

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    Heller, Alfred

    time is part of the Doll Living Lab setup placed in the area. Lyngby Smart City is a living lab approach facilitated by the City of Knowledge. Together with the labs presented above, we find a direct chain from scientific research labs at DTU over the campus lab, out into the real world living labs...... near Lyngby and from there into the big smart city of Copenhagen to be promoted to the world markets. This way the value chain “from research to invoice” is instantiated into not only an innovation and business strategy, but rather a research strategy that aims at elevating DTU’s research to an even......, but also partners from outside. This proposition can be found under the term “Smart Campus” with it’s own homepage. Here you find the example from the library above, the Smart Avenue that enables communication and IT solutions on the campus, enabled through intelligent street lightning that in the same...

  11. Investigation on the genotyping of Acinetobacter baumannii by DiversiLab system%DiversiLab系统鲍曼不动杆菌基因分型可行性研究

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    曲燕燕; 王文飞; 周华; 符一骐; 俞云松

    2010-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the usefulness of DiversiLab system for genotyping of Acinetobacter baumannii.Methods Fifty-eight non-duplicated clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from 15 cities in China in 2005 were typed by rep-PCR-based DiversiLab system.The results were compared with those of PFGE and multilocus sequence typing. Simpson's index of diversity was used to compare the discriminatory power among DiversiLab system, PFGE and MLST.Results Fifty-eight Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were differentiated into 5 clusters and 25 unique types by DiversiLab system. MLST identified 35 distinct sequence types, which fell into one clone complex of CC22 and 35 singletons, while PFGE resolved 5 pulsotypes and 34 unique types.Simpson's diversity indices for DiversiLab system, MLST and PFGE were O.876, O.944 and 0.961, respectively.Conclusions The discriminatory power of DiversiLab system is lower than that of PFGE and MLST.But as a simple, fast and reproducible typing method, it could be used as a first-line typing tool for the analysis of a large number of isolates.%目的 应用DiversiLab系统对鲍曼不动杆菌进行基因分型,并评价其可行性.方法 对2005年全国15个城市医院临床分离的58株鲍曼不动杆菌,应用以rep-PCR为原理的DiversiLab系统分型技术进行分型,并与脉冲场凝胶电泳分型和多位点序列分型技术结果进行比较;计算Simpson相关系数(Simpson's index of diversity)比较3种方法的分辨力.结果 DiversiLab系统将58株鲍曼不动杆菌分为5簇流行克隆和25个散发克隆;多位点序列分型技术将其分为35个序列型,并归为一个克隆复合体CC22(Clone Complex 22)和35个单一体(singleton);PFGE将其分成5个流行脉冲型和34个散发克隆.DiversiLab系统、MLST和PFGE的Simpson相关系数分别为0.876、0.944和0.961.结论 DiversiLab系统的操作简单、快速,可重复性好,可以作为大量菌株首选分型方法,但分辨力低于PFGE和MLST两种分型技术.

  12. Design of Ergonomic Evaluation System for Endoscope Handle Based on LabVIEW%基于LabVIEW的内窥镜手柄工效学评价系统设计

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    郑加宽; 王殊轶; 毕东东; 王秉操

    2013-01-01

    A system which can make ergonomic evaluation of the endoscope handle is designed. During the sim ulated endoscope surgical procedures, the surface contact pressure between the human hand and the endoscope handle and the SEMG of the forearm are collected. Through data analysis and processing, the curve surface pressure distribution of the endoscopy and the local SEMG characteristics of human are obtained, which provides an objective and valid experiment data for the ergonomic evaluation of the design of an endoscope handle.%设计了一个能够对内窥镜手柄进行工效学评价的系统,在模拟内窥镜手术操作实验的过程中采集人体手部与内窥镜手柄的表面接触压力以及手臂的表面肌电信号.通过对数据的分析与处理得到了内窥镜手术过程中手柄的表面压力分布情况,以及人体局部肌电信号的特征值,为内窥镜手柄设计的工效学评价提供了客观、有效的实验数据.

  13. Optical Calibration For Jefferson Lab HKS Spectrometer

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    L. Yuan; L. Tang

    2005-11-04

    In order to accept very forward angle scattering particles, Jefferson Lab HKS experiment uses an on-target zero degree dipole magnet. The usual spectrometer optics calibration procedure has to be modified due to this on-target field. This paper describes a new method to calibrate HKS spectrometer system. The simulation of the calibration procedure shows the required resolution can be achieved from initially inaccurate optical description.

  14. Where Lab Tests Are Performed

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    Advertisement Proceeds from website advertising help sustain Lab Tests Online. AACC is a not-for-profit organization and does not endorse non-AACC products and services. Advertising & Sponsorship: Policy | Opportunities ...

  15. Hospital labs go under microscope.

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    Aston, Geri

    2014-05-01

    Financial pressures are hitting hospital clinical labs on both the inpatient and outpatient sides. To control expenses, hospitals are teaming up to buy supplies, centralizing services and improving blood management.

  16. Pollution hazard closes neutrino lab

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    Jones, Nicola

    2003-01-01

    "A leading astrophysics laboratory in Italy has closed down all but one of its experiments over concerns that toxic polluants could leak form the underground lab into the local water supply" (0.5 page)

  17. Jefferson Lab Phenomenology: an Overview

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    Wally Melnitchouk

    2004-03-01

    Experiments at Jefferson Lab are pushing the frontiers of our knowledge about the structure and dynamics of nucleons and nuclei. I will review a selection of recent results and discuss their impact on our understanding of hadron structure.

  18. Advanced Active Acoustics Lab (AAAL)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Advanced Active Acoustics Lab (AAAL) is a state-of-the-art Undersea Warfare (USW) acoustic data analysis facility capable of both active and passive underwater...

  19. Human-centered sensor-based Bayesian control: Increased energy efficiency and user satisfaction in commercial lighting

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    Granderson, Jessica Ann

    2007-12-01

    model of a daylighted environment was designed, and a practical means of user preference identification was defined. Further, a set of general procedures were identified for the design of human-centered sensor-based decision-analytic systems, and for the identification of the allowable uncertainty in nodes of interest. To confirm generality, a vehicle health monitoring problem was defined and solved using these two procedures. 1'Daylighting' systems use sensors to determine room occupancy and available sunlight, and automatically dim the lights in response.

  20. TCP/IP Communication between Server and Client in Multi User Remote Lab Applications

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    Andreas Pester

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Remote labs in difference to virtual labs allow as usual only a single user access. To manage the user access for such remote experiments a reservation system is used. The aim of this work is to develop a simultaneous multi user access to the lab server and the remote experiment. This approach was tested for the READ remote lab and a Microcontroller remote lab, installed at the CUAS. The system controlled by LabView has been implemented using a Data Acquisition Card from National instruments. The performance of the simultaneous access was tested under load with a variable number of users. For the MRL a queue gives access to the peripherals to the main user, while the others wait for their time slot to use the system. This was implemented in such a way due to the synchronous characteristics of this lab.