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At the fourth annual Graphical System Design Achievement (GSDA) Awards event, held during the NIWeek 2011 conference and exhibition, National Instruments honored 17 innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers from around the world and across a variety of industries. More than 300 authors from 20 countries submitted entries to the GSDA Awards, making this year’s pool of applicants the largest and most competitive in the awards’ history.

 

Innovators from eight application categories, ranging from robotics and academic research to advanced control systems and embedded monitoring, were recognized for using NI technology and a graphical system design approach to develop solutions to critical engineering and science challenges. Following are just a few examples of the awards presented:

 

  • The 2011 Application of the Year Award was presented to Christian Sames of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics for developing a custom time digitizer to study fundamental quantum properties of light-matter interaction.

 

  • The Green Engineering award went to Vestas Wind Systems and CIM Industrial Systems A/S for designing and testing the durability of a wind turbine drivetrain.

 

  • The Humanitarian Award was presented to Kitasato University received  for developing the world’s first real-time 3-D medical imaging system.

 

To see the full list of award recipients and learn the details of their applications, visit www.ni.com/gsdawards/explore_2011.htm.

The LabVIEW Add-On of the Year awards are presented to developers who have created exceptional LabVIEW add-ons or apps in the areas of Test, Industrial and Embedded, Community, VI Library, Platform Extension, and Innovation. The 2011 winners are…

 

 

Test                   

FlexSTAND Operator Interface from CIM Industrial Systems  

 

 

Industrial and Embedded 

vibDaq from Cal-Bay Systems   

   

 

Community              

G# Framework and StarUML Plug-in from AddQ Consulting

 

 

VI Library              

EasyXML from JKI

 

 

Platform Extension       

SystemVision conneXion from Mentor Graphics

 

 

Innovation

mySQLView from SAPHIR

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

Download these and other innovative add-ons by visiting the LabVIEW Tools Network.