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Modern Instrumentation

A Computer Approach, 1st Edition

By G Silverman, H Silver

CRC Press

1,992 pages

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Hardback: 9780750302982
pub: 1995-01-01
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Description

Modern science and engineering relies heavily on understanding computer hardware and software in order to make effective use of these tools in the laboratory and industrial environments. The authors of Modern Instrumentation: A Computer Approach have succeeded in producing a highly readable source that will serve both newcomers to the field as well as experienced professionals.

Including both fundamentals and applications, the book first describes the role of the computer in instrument systems and provides numerous practical examples. The second part of the book explores specific software packages and their capabilities for applications such as, instrument design and simulation, data acquisition, data processing, and the potential of artificial intelligence in instrument design.

Because of the full integration of theory with practical applications of leading software packages, this book is an extremely useful reference for those who use computer-based instrument technology for data acquisition and who are involved with hardware or software development for laboratory and process control.

Reviews

"… a wide-angle snapshot of the instrumentation needs within the biomedical, scientific, and engineering communities … a good, broad background education for those scientists and engineers new to computer-based instrumentation."

-Scientific Computing World

Table of Contents

PREFACE

FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA ACQUISITION AND INSTRUMENT CONTROL

INTRODUCTION

The role of computer-based instrumentation in measurement and process control

Examples of computer-based instrumentation

Architectures of computer-based instrument systems

References

INFORMATION AND ITS REPRESENTATION

Measuring information content in laboratory environments

What to consider when selecting alpha-numeric codes

Representation of abstract information

What limits information?

System capacity and sampling rate

Summary

References

Additional reading

HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE OF PC-BASED INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

Functional components of an instrument platform

Multiple-processor systems

Architecture of instruments for automated environments

The complete "computer-on-a-chip" and portable instrumentation

Choosing a PC platform

References

SOFTWARE FOR INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS

Computer operating systems

The nature of programming

Applications programming languages and packages

References

DATA-PROCESSING CONSIDERATIONS

Computer-based instrument capacities

Organizing data (data structures)

Time or frequency basis of modeling

Software architectures for input/output

References

DATA ACQUISTION AND INSTRUMENT CONTROL RESOURCES

Transducers

Signal conditioning

Telemetry

Data conversion

Instrument control: digital I/O

References

APPLIED INSTRUMENTATION AUTOMATION

DESIGN AIDS-SPICE

Introduction

Elementary circuit examples

Operational amplifier subcircuits and applications

Device modeling

Fourier analysis

Use of the PROBE utility

References

DESIGN AIDS-MathCAD, MATLAB

Introduction

Elementary operations

Graphing with MathCAD

Equation solving

Fourier series and discrete fourier transforms

Signal detection in noise

Data analysis tyechniques

File transfer between MathCAD and a spreadsheet

An introduction to MATLAB

References

DESIGN AIDS-DSPlay

Introduction

DSPlay features

Spectral analysis of a simple signal

Adding and multiplying signals

Convolution and filtering

Signal detection in noise

References

SPREADSHEETS: LOTUS 1-2-3

Introduction

Lotus 1-2-3 features

Tabulating and graphing a formula

Data analysis techniques

Signal detection in noise

Use of macros

References

A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT TOOL: LabWindows

Introduction

Data analysis and data presentation examples

Data-acquisition examples

References

THE WINDOWS OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Introduction

Windows application programs

Data transfer between windows applications

References

FULLY INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS

Introduction

Data acquisition using Lotus and Lotus measure

Measurement of optical fiber bandwidths using LabWindows

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC064000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Sensors