Introduction to Engineering

Book description


This lecture provides a hands-on glimpse of the field of electrical and computer engineering. The broad range of hands-on applications utilize LabVIEW and the NI-SPEEDY-33 hardware to explore concepts such as basic computer input and output, basic robotic principals, and introductory signal processing and communication concepts such as signal generation, modulation, music, speech, and audio and image/video processing. These principals and technologies are introduced in a very practical way and are fundamental to many of the electronic and computerized devices we use today. Some examples include audio level meter and audio effects, music synthesizer, real-time autonomous robot, image and video analysis, and DTMF modulation found in touch-tone telephone systems.

Table of Contents: Getting Familiar with LabVIEW and SPEEDY-33 / Applications using LEDs and Switches using the SPEEDY-33 / Noise Removal / Music Equalizer / Telephone / Digital Audio Effects: Echo and Reverb / Music Composer / Introduction to Robotics / AM Radio / Modem / Digital Image Processing Fundamentals / Applications using USB Camera / Appendix: VIs at a Glance

Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Engineering
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. Keywords
    3. Foreword
    4. Contents
  2. Chapter 1 Getting Familiar With LabVIEW and SPEEDY-33
    1. 1.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 1.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 1.2.1 What is LabVIEW?
      2. 1.2.2 What is Speedy-33?
    3. 1.3 SIGNAL AND TIME REPRESENTATION
    4. 1.4 STRUCTURES IN LABVIEW: WHILE LOOP, FOR LOOP, CASE
      1. 1.4.1 While Loop
      2. 1.4.2 For Loop
    5. 1.5 EXPERIMENT
    6. 1.6 HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SETUP
    7. 1.7 A/D AND D/A CONVERSION
    8. 1.8 DISPLAYING SIGNALS IN TIME DOMAIN
    9. 1.9 DEBUGGING TECHNIQUES
    10. To Probe Further
    11. References
  3. Chapter 2 Applications Using LEDs and Switches Using the SPEEDY-33
    1. 2.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 2.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 2.2.1 LEDs and Switches
    3. 2.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 2.3.1 Application 1: Controlling LEDs Using Switches
      2. 2.3.2 Application 2: Audio LED VU Meter (1/2)
      3. 2.3.2 Application 2: Audio LED VU Meter (2/2)
  4. Chapter 3 Noise Removal
    1. 3.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 3.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 3.2.1 Sinusoidal Signals and Frequency
      2. 3.2.2 What Is a Filter?
    3. 3.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 3.3.1 Part A. Generating Signals Using Sinusoids
      2. 3.3.2 Part B. Plot Signals in Frequency Domain
      3. 3.3.3 Part C. Frequency Response
      4. 3.3.4 Part D. Noise Removal
  5. Chapter 4 Music Equalizer
    1. 4.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 4.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 4.2.1 Music Equalizer
    3. 4.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 4.3.1 Music Equalizer
  6. Chapter 5 Telephone
    1. 5.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 5.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 5.2.1 How Does a Telephone Work?
    3. 5.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 5.3.1 DTMF Generator
  7. Chapter 6 Digital Audio Effects: Echo and Reverb
    1. 6.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 6.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 6.2.1 Echo
      2. 6.2.2 Reverberation
      3. 6.2.3 Shift Registers
      4. 6.2.4 Echo Implementation Using Arrays
    3. 6.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 6.3.1 Application 1: Echo
      2. 6.3.2 Application 2: Reverb
  8. Chapter 7 Music Composer
    1. 7.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 7.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 7.2.1 Creating Digital Music
    3. 7.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 7.3.1 Music Composer
  9. Chapter 8 Introduction to Robotics
    1. 8.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 8.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 8.2.1 SPEEDY-33 With Robotic Applications
      2. 8.2.2 SPEEDY-33/ Robot Daughter Module Overview
    3. 8.3 EQUIPMENT/TOOLS
    4. 8.4 EXPERIMENT
      1. 8.4.1 Bump Sensor Activation
      2. 8.4.2 Motor Activation
    5. 8.5 BUMP SENSOR DETECTION PROGRAM
    6. 8.6 BASIC ROBOTIC PROGRAM
    7. 8.7 COUNTER PROGRAM
    8. References
  10. Chapter 9 AM Radio
    1. 9.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 9.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 9.2.1 AM Modulation/Demodulation
    3. 9.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 9.3.1 AM Transmitter
      2. 9.3.2 AM Receiver
  11. Chapter 10 Modem
    1. 10.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 10.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 10.2.1 What Is a Modem?
    3. 10.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 10.3.1 Modem: Modulator
      2. 10.3.2 Modem: Demodulator
  12. Chapter 11 Digital Image Processing Fundamentals
    1. 11.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 11.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 11.2.1 Digital Image Processing Concepts
    3. 11.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 11.3.1 Reading an Image File and Image Display
      2. 11.3.2 Selecting Region of Interest
    4. 11.4 HISTOGRAM EQUALIZATION
    5. 11.5 THRESHOLDING
  13. Chapter 12 Applications Using USB Camera
    1. 12.1 OVERVIEW
    2. 12.2 BACKGROUND
      1. 12.2.1 Acquiring Image Using USB Camera
    3. 12.3 EXPERIMENT
      1. 12.3.1 Checking the Camera Operation
      2. 12.3.2 Testing the Camera With LabVIEW IMAQ USB Vision
    4. 12.4 SIMPLE USB CAMERA IMAGE ACQUISITION
    5. 12.5 USB CAMERA VIDEO ACQUISITION
    6. 12.6 BASIC MACHINE VISION WITH USB CAMERA
  14. Appendix A
  15. VIs at a Glance
  16. Author Biography

Product information

  • Title: Introduction to Engineering
  • Author(s): Lina Karam, Naji Mounsef
  • Release date: September 2008
  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781598297638