Archive for May 30th 2012

When it comes to flying, what we want most is to relax and get to our destination safely. So we take off our shoes, take off the metal jewelry, take off the belt, and place all items on the conveyor belt to go through security. And don’t forget that you spent a good amount of time deciding and measuring which liquids to pack based on importance…fresh breath or smell fresh? Thanks to researchers at Cobalt Light Systems, we may not have to choose any more.





Researchers at Cobalt Light Systems developed the INSIGHT100 device, powered by NI LabVIEW, to non-invasively detect explosive materials while maintaining public security. The INSIGHT100 automates data acquisition and applies in-line signal processing to detect explosives in liquids, aerosols, and gels. And it doesn’t matter what size the container is, the device can figure out if the substance is explosive even if it’s in an opaque plastic or colored glass container.






“LabVIEW enabled our small development team to efficiently develop, rigorously test, and seamlessly deploy a versatile, but maintainable solution within extremely tight deadlines,” said David Crawford of Cobalt Light Systems. “[That’s] something that we could not have achieved using other development platforms.” Once again LabVIEW reduces costs and efforts by making a daunting task a little bit easier.




>> Check out how they did it!


This article demonstrates how to use a biosignal generator library in NI LabVIEW and a method to convert PC based generated signals to analog signals by way of NI data acquisition ...