Research and Analysis

Engineers and scientists commonly use DAQ hardware and software to research unknown characteristics through measurement and analysis. Applications range from modeling the behaviors of scientific phenomena to characterizing the properties of new product designs. Explore the following case studies to see the productivity, accuracy, and flexibility that NI DAQ hardware and LabVIEW software provide for research and analysis.

Designing the World’s Fastest Pathogen Detection Platform

Elvesys, a small French startup on the forefront of pathogen detection, used NI data acquisition hardware and LabVIEW software to create the world’s fastest pathogen detection platform to inexpensively diagnose patients.

"We need high accuracy, high precision, and high speed for acquisition. We used NI hardware in the early stage, and thanks to the price, also the price policy of NI, we can keep this card in the final products that we sell.” —Dr. Maël Le Berre, CTO and Cofounder, Elvesys

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Wireless DAQ for a Bridge Collapse Test

Measuring the weight of the road base applied to the bridge by attaching a load cell to the truck-mounted crane load line above the lift bucket and connecting a wireless DAQ module to easily read and record the load data from across the work site.

“The wireless system provided the measurement accuracy needed to calculate the collapse load quickly while eliminating wires that would have caused safety issues.” –Jeremiah Fasl, The University of Texas at Austin

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Acquiring and Analyzing the Bioacoustic Communication of Marine Mammals

Developing a reliable DAQ system capable of collecting and analyzing the ultrasonic signals produced by wild killer whales.

“Historically, it has been challenging to find reliable equipment for use in these types of environments; however, we developed a system based on LabVIEW software and NI data acquisition hardware that met all of our criteria.” –Magnus Wahlberg, Fjord & Bælt

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