This is an online, interactive lab that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this lab, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This is an online, interactive course that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this course, assign them to students, and view student progress.
In this lab, students will learn the characteristics of sensors and when to use them. Students will learn about the various signals used to measure the sensors. They will investigate an IR sensor by taking measurements, and later they will be given temperature and strain measurement scenarios with specifications and several sensor choices. Based on the specifications, the students will decide which sensor is best suited for the application.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
Discuss the purpose of a sensor and the different types and characteristics of sensors.
Discuss the characteristics of a signal and how they relate to the physical world.
Analyze a spec sheet and choose an appropriate sensor based on a measurement need.
Basic LabVIEW Proficiency
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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.
Measurements Parts Kit for NI ELVIS III
A set of components for sensor and signal exploration that complements the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) to enable teaching concepts in measurements and instrumentation.