Cui H.,Inner Mongolia Agricultural University |
Hao L.,China Orient Institute of Vibration and Noise |
Wang L.,Inner Mongolia Agricultural University |
Ma S.,Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering | Year: 2014
A virtual instrument consists of a computer equipped with application software, modularization hardware, and driver software, which together perform the functions of traditional instruments. Because the principal task of constructing test system based on virtual instrument was designing the test application according to test assignment, it required that the users could not only operate the test instruments but also design the test application which increased difficulty for the common users. At the same time, a lot of test systems based on virtual instrument came into being accompanying with the development and standardization of its hardware and software, which make a great trouble for the users to choose and manage them conveniently. Therefore, the idea of "Virtual Test System" was first put forward in this chapter and realized in LabVIEW, which was used to manage the virtual instruments, construct the test system, and further implement the test assignment. This method makes the common users select the virtual instruments from the instrument library, connect the selected instrument on to the connection panel, and implement the test task on the front panel simply and conveniently as they do the same things in the real laboratory. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.