General Control Systems (LABVIEW)
Control Engineering used the control theory to design and develop systems which perform actions as per requirement. One of the major software used to assist in this process is Labview. Labview (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench) is a graphical programming language which is unlike the conventional programming languages. It involves drawing of circuits and the use of components to determine the working of a system and the flow of control. It was developed by National Instruments to provide a platform based approach to engineering and science applications.
For an engineer, it is very important to know the transfer of control in a system and the manner in which a system works. Labview helps in data acquisition, the stimulation and the checking of such systems and industrial automation. The software makes use of virtual instruments to complete and stimulate circuits as they would work in real life and thus helps in the implementation of control systems. Thus it has diverse applications like acquiring data and processing signals, instrument control, testing and validation of automated systems, designing embedded control and monitoring systems. All test engineers use Labview in their work due to its efficiency and simplicity.
Labview is hence important for engineering students and researchers to understand how instruments or processes work. Testing of machinery and automating becomes easier with the use of Labview. It helps you build and test your own unique application. Thus this course will be immensely beneficial for all engineering students as well as those interested in automation and robotics. Labview is easy to understand and requires no prior knowledge of programming since it is a graphical language. There is no need to learn any syntax as only logic plays a role here. Doing this course opens doors to a lot of opportunities including technical internships and jobs from some of the most sought after companies. The knowledge of how any system works will also arm engineering students with confidence and skill to work in diverse sectors.