Measurement Software Analysis II - Calibration and Curve Fitting

In this lab, students will learn about the need for calibration and the different sensor properties that lead to different calibration types. Furthermore, students will experiment with thermocouple measurements and voltage-temperature curve fitting and to verify the coefficients of a K-type thermocouple using a simulated data set.
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This is lab 12 of 17 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Explore the differences between calibration types and understand their uses
  2. Use the Thermocouple Input embedded in your NI Automated Measurements Board to do a Two-Point Calibration to get accurate temperature readings from a thermocouple sensor
  3. Experiment with polynomial curve fitting and implement a curve fit
 

REQUIRED SKILLS

 
  • Basic proficiency using LabVIEW
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors

NI ELVIS III

Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

Automated Measurements Board for NI ELVIS III

An application board for NI ELVIS III that provides students with a experimental platform for understanding and designing a signal chain for sensor integration.

LabVIEW

LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

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