Five-Day Workshop on LabVIEW and its Applications
Department of EEE organized a Five day
Workshop in LabVIEW and its Applications from 31st July to 4th Aug 2023. The workshop opened with an auspicious
inauguration ceremony. The chief guest for the occasion was Dr.Saravana Perumal,Associate Professor in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Teachers
Training and Research (NITTTR)Chennai. He was joined by Dean-E&T Dr. Ethiraj
,Dr.Ganesan,Dean-CDC and Additional Dean Dr. T. Kalpalatha Reddy, three eminent
personalities in the academic community. Dr. K. Saravanan, the Head of the
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), also graced the
S. Saravana Perumal delivered an inspiring inaugural address, He emphasized
LabVIEW s role in bridging the gap between theoretical concepts and practical
implementation, underscoring its relevance in research and development. Dean
Dr. Ethiraj followed, expressing his optimism about the workshop s outcomes and
its potential to enhance participants skills.
Dean Dr. T. Kalpalatha Reddy thanked our beloved President for his great
guidance and support in organizing the workshop. She shared her insights into
the evolving landscape of engineering and the criticality of staying updated
with modern tools. Dr. K. Saravanan lauded the initiative and encouraged
participants to make the most of the upcoming sessions. The inaugural ceremony
concluded with a vote of thanks.
Day 1 and 2: Introduction to Labview
first and the second day of the workshop delved into the basics of LabVIEW,
providing participants with a solid foundation. Mr. Gurumoorthy Associate Professor,
Saveetha College of Engineering, an expert in LabVIEW, took the reins, guiding
attendees through a comprehensive session. The day commenced with an overview
of LabVIEW s interface and key features. The graphical programming paradigm,
where code is represented by interconnected icons and wires, was introduced,
fostering an understanding of LabVIEW s unique approach to programming.
Participants were then introduced to the concept of virtual instrumentation,
wherein LabVIEW serves as a platform to create custom virtual instruments for
data acquisition, analysis, and control.
exercises formed an integral part of the session, allowing participants to
engage directly with LabVIEW. They were tasked with creating basic virtual
instruments and programming logic to control LED lights. This interactive
approach ensured that theoretical knowledge was immediately put into practice,
promoting a deeper understanding of the concepts.
Day 3: Signal Processing
workshop s third and fourth days transitioned to more advanced topics, focusing
on signal acquisition, processing, and image manipulation. The sessions were
expertly led by Ms. K. Yavana Rani, a distinguished personality from the
Ministry of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Avadi. Ms.
Rani s extensive experience in the field added a layer of practicality and
real-world insights to the workshop.
sessions on signal acquisition delved into the various techniques and
considerations involved in capturing data and were guided through the process
with LabVIEW.The practical implications of signal processing were underscored
through interactive demonstrations, where participants witnessed the
transformation of raw data into meaningful information using LabVIEW.
Day 4: Image Acquisition and
second segment of these days was dedicated to image acquisition and
manipulation. Ms. Yavana Rani provided insights into image acquisition
techniques, discussing topics like camera interfaces and image formats. The
participants were then introduced to image processing tools within LabVIEW,
allowing them to explore operations like edge detection, image enhancement,
Image inversion and color manipulation.
combination of theoretical discussions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on
exercises enabled participants to grasp the intricacies of signal acquisition,
processing, and image manipulation, setting the stage for more complex
Day 5: SRD,USRP
fifth and final day of the workshop witnessed a continuation of the advanced
themes, with Ms. Kalpana Devi taking the reins. Ms. Kalpana Devi, an Associate
Professor in the Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department at
VelTechRangarajanDr.Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology,
brought a wealth of knowledge to the table.
day commenced with an exploration of LabVIEW s capabilities in state-based
programming. The State Mission design pattern was elucidated, enabling
participants to design systems that transition between different operational
states seamlessly. This concept found relevance in numerous real-world
scenarios, such as industrial automation and control systems. The importance of
clear and precise documentation in engineering projects was highlighted through
an overview of System Requirement Documents (SRD).
workshop then ventured into the realm of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) using
Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). Ms. Kalpana Devi explained the
principles of SDR, emphasizing its role in enabling flexible and reconfigurable
communication systems. Participants were introduced to USRP hardware and were
guided through the process of setting up a basic SDR system using LabVIEW.
day s final segment centered on the Case Structure, a fundamental programming
construct in LabVIEW. Dr.Kalpana
Devi elaborated on the significance of the Case Structure in managing complex
decision-making processes within a program. Practical examples demonstrated how
the Case Structure enhances code modularity, readability, and maintenance.
Conclusion, the five-day workshop on LabVIEW and its applications proved to be
a transformative journey for participants. The integration of theoretical
insights, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises ensured a
well-rounded learning experience. The guidance provided by distinguished
experts,Mr. Gurumoorthy.G. , Ms. K. Yavana Rani, and Ms. P. Kalpana Devi,
enriched the workshop with real-world perspectives and industry best practices.
emerged from the workshop equipped with a deep understanding of LabVIEW s
interface, functionality, and applications. They gained knowledge in signal
acquisition, processing, and image manipulation, and were introduced to
advanced concepts such as state-based programming, System Requirement
Documents, and Software-Defined Radio.The workshop undoubtedly ignited a
passion for leveraging LabVIEW s potential in their academic and professional
pursuits, contributing to the ongoing advancement of engineering and