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OCC LabVIEW, Instrumentation, & System Integration Experience
The OCC Team have a combined 33 years of experience developing LabVIEW applications for laboratories and industry. Below are listed some of the projects they have worked on:
Differential Optical Absorption Spectrometer (MAX-DOAS) - University of Colorado - A modular, configurable LabVIEW program was created that accommodates a wide range of experiments, including short- and long-term ground-based operations, airborne spectrometers, and mobile, vehicle-borne spectrometers. cRIO hardware performs closed-loop real-time control for attitude tracking on aircraft, while PC-based software acquires data from several different optical spectrometers, a GPS, and other instruments. One configuration uses a National Instruments smart camera to continuously track the sun while the spectrometers acquire data on a moving vehicle. LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW FPGA, NI Vision, CompactRIO, NI-DAQmx.
Environmental Chamber Control System - University of Colorado - The highly-configurable and extensible MICAS-X framework, written in LabVIEW, is used as the basis for this constantly-evolving system. Two chambers are simultaneously controlled for temperature, air handling, humidity, and UV and visible lighting, while an extensive set of sensors and instruments measure the physical and chemical properties of both systems. LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW FPGA, MICAS-X, CompactRIO, MODBUS.
Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectroscopy - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - A multi-process LabVIEW program directs the operator-driven or autonomous operation of a complex, state-of-the-art aerosol particle mass spectrometer. LabVIEW, NI-DAQ, NI-VISA.
Ultra-Filtration Reverse-Osmosis Pilot Plant - University of Wyoming - The MICAS-X program provided a fast development platform with a highly-customized interface for controlling two lines of a reverse-osmosis pilot plant. LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW FPGA, MICAS-X, CompactRIO, MODBUS.
MICAS-X - MICAS-X
is a long-term development project for OCC available on
the LabVIEW Tools Network. It provides a substantial code
base on which data acquisition and control systems can be
implemented, resulting in fast development and robust
operation, while still allowing for complete
customization. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx, CompactDaq,
CompactRIO, NI-VISA, MODBUS.
OSDS - The OCC Streaming Data System (OSDS) is a flexible suite of components that make it easy to read a wide variety of data streams into any LabVIEW program. This tool has been integrated into numerous LabVIEW programs for atmospheric instrumentation, including those for the Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2), the Spectrometer for Ice Nuclei (SPIN), the Particle Analysis and Display System (PADS), the Multi-Instrument Control and Acquisition System - eXtended (MICAS-X), MAX-DOAS, and others.
Kinetics in Human Cardiac Myofibrils University of Colorado, School of Medicine Measurements of force in 20-200 um heart tissue organelles are analyzed for the response to activation by Ca++ signaling. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx.
Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber (CFDC) - Colorado State University - Support for this cutting-edge scientific instrument used to study ice nucleation on aerosol particles has been provided by OCC for over 14 years, as the instrument evolved through several iterations involving numerous hardware upgrades. LabVIEW, Compact FieldPoint, CompactDaq, NI-DAQmx.
Particle Probe Test System - Droplet Measurement Technology - The MICAS program was applied to a calibration system for optical particle instruments. MICAS coordinated the 2-axis motion of a jet of particles through the instrument's active area, and recorded results. Real-time images of the particles provided feedback to the operator and were also integrated into the analysis of the instrument operation. LabVIEW, MICAS, NI Motion, Vision, NI-DAQmx.
Pilot Plant Process Control - Sundrop Fuels - This project involved a high-channel-count embedded system for controlling an industrial fuel conversion pilot plant. A CompactRIO controller with three EtherCat deterministic expansion chassis was used for rubost, high reliability control, while a PC provided data logging and an HMI. LabVIEW, LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW FPGA, CompactRIO, EtherCat, MODBUS.
Solar System Controller - CANMET - For this project, a myRIO FPGA device was used as a low-cost controller for a solar power demonstration project. The myRIO interfaced to the solar power inverter, the charge controller, and various sensors, and provided the control logic that determined if the system should be drawing from the grid, batteries, or PV panels, and/or charging the batteries. LabVIEW RT, LabVIEW FPGA, myRIO, MODBUS.
Clean Room Monitor - Gambro BCT - Using FieldPoint hardware a monitoring and reporting system to ensure proper operation of an industrial production clean room was implemented that ran 24/7 for over a decade. LabVIEW, FieldPoint.
Directional IR Sensor - Lucid Dimensions - The LabVIEW program for this companys innovative sensor technology was dramatically refactored and improved, for increased reliability, maintainability, and extensibility. A modular design allowed the overall architecture to be re-used in numerous situations as the sensor hardware evolved and was deployed in new systems. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx, Measurement Computing Daq.
Runway Light Test System - Flight Light - OCC created the LabVIEW program and the hardware fixture for photometric testing of airport runway lighting fixtures. The hardware included a custom, two axis rotation stage on which the light fixture was mounted. The LabVIEW program moved the stage through a 2D raster pattern while measuring the output of the light. LabVIEW, NI-VISA.
Product Testing - Orton Ceramic Foundation - Several LabVIEW programs were written by OCC to automate the testing and validation of ceramic products by measuring and logging their physical properties over a test cycle. LabVIEW, GPIB.
Wire Loom Automation - Harvard Custom Manufacturing - OCC refactored an existing LabVIEW program, implementing a much more robust program on a new computer with a new OS and upgraded NI-DAQmx hardware. Compatibility with existing procedures and configuration files ensured a smooth transition for the customer. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx.
Turbine Engine Component Flow Test Benches Flow Systems, Inc. System integration, calibration, commissioning, training, development and maintenance of LabVIEW code to control and acquire data from test systems comprised of NI and COTS components. These systems are used on a daily basis by GE, Rolls Royce, Siemens, and others as part of their parts manufacturing and preventive maintenance operations. LabVIEW, SQL, Microsoft Access, NI-DAQmx, NI-VISA, Measurement Computing Daq, RS-485 addressable IO, MODBUS, pneumatic valves and pressure controllers, current-to-pressure transducers, Micromotion Coriolis Meters.
Vehicle Body Leak Test Systems Flow Systems, Inc. System integration, calibration, commissioning, training, development and maintenance of LabVIEW code to control and acquire data from test systems comprised of NI and COTS components. These systems are used on a daily basis by Ford, Mazda, and other vehicle manufacturers as part of their QA/QC operations. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx, CompactDAQ, NI-VISA, RS-485 addressable IO.
Mass Air Flow Sensor Testing Flow Systems, Inc. Development and maintenance of LabVIEW code to control and acquire data from test systems comprised of NI and COTS components. These systems are used by General Motors and other manufacturers in MAFS prototype design testing. LabVIEW, SQL, Microsoft Access, NI-DAQmx, CompactDAQ, NI-VISA, RS-485 addressable IO.
Wind Tunnel Instrumentation/Automation CPP Wind Engineering. Design of a 2048-channel micro-pressure data acquisition system for recirculating boundary-layer wind tunnels. Development of LabVIEW code to acquire, process, and present data in real-time. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx, PXI, MXI.
Security System Power Supply Testing Vanguard Global Protex Development of LabVIEW code to monitor voltage and current measurements during burn-in testing of newly-manufactured power supplies. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx,CompactDAQ.
Tracer Gas Validation System Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Hardware specification & system integration including LabVIEW code to sample, analyze, and report tracer gas standards used to calibrate all motor vehicle emissions testing systems throughout the State. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx,USB DAQ.
Catalytic Conversion Rate Process Control Chemical & Metals, Inc. Refactoring of LabVIEW code to control experimental processes and trigger gas chromatography for an industrial laboratory seeking to optimize catalyst efficiencies. LabVIEW, NI-DAQmx.
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