Vibration, Hall Effect, & Light Intensity

In this lab, students will implement vibration, distance, and light intensity measurements using three different sensors. Additionally, they will implement their own measurement system to solve a measurement problem using the sensors and tools they’ve learned about.
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This is lab 15 of 17 in the course, Measurements and Instrumentation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Use a piezo film vibration sensor to measure vibration
  2. Use a Hall Effect sensor to measure a magnetic field
  3. Use a phototransistor to measure light intensity
  4. Analyze vibration data in the frequency domain and design a filter to pass the desired frequencies
  5. Curve fit and calibrate hall effect and phototransistor data based on a measured distance
  6. Design and implment a measurement system to solve a measurement challenge around distance
 

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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