The Academic Track focuses on both research and teaching applications from professors partnering with NI to make lasting changes. During NIDays Europe 2019, explore how educators and researchers around the world are elevating their reputations with technology breakthroughs and new methodologies to teach students complex topics.
Talk to professors developing remote labatories, adopting academic co-production and reimagining how engineering education and research can be implemented simultaneously.
Academic Technical Sessions
A full conference pass is required to attend these and other technical sessions.
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The Academic track focuses on both research and teaching applications from professors partnering with NI to make lasting changes. During day one, you will hear from educators on how they are elevating their reputations, motivating students and implementing new methodologies to teach students complex topics.
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Multidisciplinary Project-Based- Learning
Nancy Dib, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Discover how universities are transforming engineering education to meet the needs of future innovators by designing and developing progressive programs. Explore in-depth case studies including the generational transformation of Oklahoma State University and the exciting journey that the hyperloop and formula student competition winners have experienced.
There's (More Than) Music in the Air: Low-Cost, Hands-On Teaching of Software Defined Radio
Professor Georg Eggers, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Due to its flexibility in modulation and demodulation of RF signals, software defined radio (SDR) has become a key issue in many fields of wireless data transmission. It should therefore be included in up-to-date lectures on signal processing but the substantial prices of commercial programmable SDR-hardware make it difficult to provide hands-on experiences with SDR to many students. However, recent hardware developments promise to make real-live SDR available at very low cost (between $10-$200 USD). This talk will introduce the SDR basics and show up the possibilities to integrate low-cost SDR hardware into the LabVIEW environment for teaching purposes. It will then discuss the potential and the limits of such hardware by means of different wireless communication standards. This shall include live demonstrations (as far as the conference room’s shielding situation allows …).Presentation material and LabVIEW software examples will subsequently be made available from: http://www.georg-eggers.de/labview4lectures
Federated Remote Laboratories and NI ELVIS III
Professor Timothy Drysdale, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Remote laboratories complement traditional laboratory teaching to provide additional active learning, new pedagogical opportunities, and improved social factors such as widening participation and supporting inclusivity and diversity. Alongside their obvious use in distance learning, they are becoming increasingly important to blended learning on conventional campuses, to support out-of-hours working, make-up sessions, and community engagement. Pedagogical opportunities include the development of inquiry skills and deeper engagement with the materials through exploratory investigations, automated evaluation to assist teachers in making timely and appropriate interventions or provide feedback on demand, and future possibilities for authentic assessment that displaces exams in appropriate cases. Such initiatives are further complemented by virtual laboratories that replay prerecorded data from research-grade tools and simulated laboratories. There are now several excellent implementations of remote laboratories, many using National Instruments products, as well as virtual and simulated laboratories. Educational outcomes measured to-date indicate the value of these approaches. However, to increase the reach of remote laboratories, they need to be included in courses that do not have access to remote-laboratory technology experts. Ideally, educators would not need to learn more than one portal to obtain all the necessary remote, virtual, and simulated laboratories they need on their course, with benefits such as federation of equipment between institutions, increasing utilisation, throughput, diversity of laboratories available, and reliability. This talk outlines progress to-date in developing a vision for the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for federated remote, virtual, and simulated labs for the next era in education, as well as touching on additional software components required to fully develop the potential of NI ELVIS III in remote deployments that go beyond Measurements Live.
Academia-Industrial Co-Production for Education
Martin Ekström, MÄLARDALENS HÖGSKOLA
Mälardalen has a long track record of collaborating with our industrial partners in both our research projects and education. One way we do this is through coproduction, the act of getting those impacted by the research involved in the research. This has given us a huge benefit by introducing real industrial problems into our classrooms, closing the gap between industry, education, and research. Learn how we have set up our robotics teaching courses using the idea of coproduction with industry.
Coffee Break - Exhibition
Building a Synchronous Generator Test Bench for Teaching from Scratch in Six Months
Sergii Levitov, FORMER TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH STUDENT
As part of my master’s studies at the Technical University of Munich I was tasked with developing a test bench for a synchronous generator that future TUM students could use in their lab modules. With no prior experience with LabVIEW it was initially daunting, but I discovered after a short period of time that executing such a complex project with LabVIEW and NI FPGA hardware was not as complicated as initially thought. I’ll share my experience and show how you and students can build teaching tools quickly and efficiently.
Save Onboarding Costs Through an Industry-University Partnership
Wolfgang Rominger Validation Lead Engineer NXP Semiconductors Austria Thomas Messner Senior Lecturer and Project Manager FH JOANNEUM
Onboarding graduates is usually a costly process. You must introduce them to the company culture, processes, and tools. The FH JOANNEUM and the validation team of NXP Austria are collaboratively working to close the gap between education and industry. Engaged students are offered thesis projects to strengthen their LabVIEW skills.
Thursday, 21 November 2019
The Academic track focuses on both research and teaching applications from professors partnering with NI to make lasting changes. During day two, you will hear from researchers on the outcome of partnering with industry, applying research for real world problems and laying out the path ahead for greater innovation tomorrow.
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From University Quantum Research to Successful Start-up Business
Alessandro Pioda, SPECS ZURICH and Mahmoud Wahby, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Minimizing time to result is a crucial aspect in a very competitive field like academic research. That increases pressure on scientists even more, yet often they have to rely on outdated and unreliable tools to successfully achieve their goals. 16 years ago a small team of researchers decided that using twenty-year old technology to develop the next generation of advanced materials and nanodevices simply wasn’t good enough and were able to turn their work into a small startup business. This talk will discuss the path from a basement laboratory to the leading supplier of control systems for high-end scanning probe microscopy, and how that experience could be used to rapidly develop an advanced measurement system for quantum computing research.
Wireless Prototyping with Software-Defined Radio
Paul Harris, NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
From fundamental research to standards-aligned test solutions, for many years NI has been facilitating the journey to 5G with software-defined radio prototyping solutions. In this session you will learn about some of the trends in wireless prototyping, the common challenges researchers face, and the approach NI has taken with Software-Defined Radio to enable rapid innovation.
Mark Gallagher, Grand Prix Motor Racing executive
Abstract will follow soon
ATLAS—LiDAR Measuring for Salt Warehouses
Thomas Messner, FH JOANNUM
As part of a research project, a measuring system for salt storage halls of the Austrian motorway company ASFINAG was developed. A prototype of the measuring system has been in operation for one year and is to be implemented in all ASFINAG salt warehouses in Austria within the next two years. The measuring system determines the salt volume by means of several 3D LiDAR measuring devices. The central control system is a National Instruments cRIO while the complex calculation was realized with LabVIEW. The development and functionality of the measuring system will be presented in this presentation.
TUM Center for Combined Energy Systems (CoSES) microgrid laboratory
Dr. Vedran Perić - TECHNICAL UNIVERISTY IN MUNICH
A holistic approach in design, operation and control of energy systems has be recognized as a key enabler of the successful energy transition. TU Munich Center for Combined Energy Systems (CoSES) microgrid laboratory is a unique facility for integrative studies of electric distribution grid, heat and cooling system and electric mobility. Relying on the PXI systems, the laboratory implements the VeriStand development cycle philosophy, which enables fast prototyping and validation of different control schemes in real-life conditions.
Coffee Break - Exhibition
Experiment Control Software for Ultra-Cold Atom Based Quantum Accelerometer
During the absence of GNSS signal, conventional accelerometers and gyroscopes are being used. The accuracy and stability of these devices in inertial sensing are limited by their intrinsic bias drift. Laser cooled atoms promise an attractive solution to this problem. Hear about how Imperial College London’s team have designed and controlled of the UK’s first quantum accelerometer which uses cold Rubidium-87 atoms for the precise measurement of acceleration. A horizontal acceleration sensitivity of 4 μg (1g = 9.8 m/s2) in 1 sec of measurement integration time was achieved.
5G Network Digital Twin
Stephen Douglas, SPIRENT
Digital Twins are not a new concept and have been used in aeronautics, manufacturing and building design to help simulate complex systems. As 5G moves us from being a physical network to a living system it is time to embrace the power of the Digital Twin. This talk will discuss how the 5G Network Digital Twin can transform CSPs operational cycles and share real-world use cases on how it is being envisaged by future 5G enabled industries such as Industry 4.0 Smart Factories, automotive and Government/University research.