Peter Simonsen

"LabVIEW makes me better because I can simulate real-world systems."

Peter Simonsen
Design Engineer, Embedded Software

Through simulation, Peter was able to use LabVIEW to verify his designs for a virtual wind turbine system and correct any problems that would be costly in the field. Using LabVIEW simplified lower-level tasks and allowed Peter to focus on the important stuff – building simulations.

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Introduction to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Testing

HIL testing uses open hardware and software technologies to reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with control system development. See how HIL testing improves control system validation.

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Technical Resources

LabVIEW and NI hardware helped Peter develop accurate models for hundreds of I/O signals and multiple communication protocols. The team was able to move from early theoretical models to advanced HIL simulations, which saved development time and money while minimizing the risk of failure.

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Siemens Wind Power Develops an HIL Simulator for Wind Turbine Control System Software Testing

Peter was able to create a highly reliable and scalable test system for sophisticated wind turbines using the LabVIEW graphical programming environment and modular NI hardware.

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Next Steps

You can use LabVIEW to develop simple to sophisticated measurement, test, and control systems with graphical icons and wires that resemble a flowchart. Through this intuitive development approach, you can get to your results faster and complete higher-quality projects in less time.

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