My main focus is software development for SHRIMP here at RSES as well as for ASI.
National Instrument's LabVIEW is used to run the SHRIMP as well as reduce the data off-line.
Live video part of the software is written in MS Visual C++.
Other Projects at RSES:
Rotating tank with inclined floor. Conductivity probe driven by two brushless DC Smart Motors automatically samples the fluid at user programmed locations.
Process Cooling project manages up to 24 separate water cooled stations. These are high pressure press's furnace cooling configurations. Each station is monitored for leaks and can be isolated. Roof plant is controlled via custom software that monitors overall flow, pressure and temperature of the water. Detects faults (switches to mains water if need be). Automatically switches between air cooler and chiller as neccessary. National Instrument's Field Point is the embedded controller used in this projects. Real time operating system running LabVIEW program is implemented for both station control and water cooling control system.
Three axis high precission mill for drilling sample material out of corals and other materials.
The LabVIEW software provides manual control over X Y Z as well as automatic profiling along predefined vector slices or custom user-defined path. Live video allows for cutting path definition and, using image pattern matching, micro meters vs image pixels auto-calibration.
G Code Generator
Trace an image to generate tool path for CNC cutting machine.
MAT261 Control Software
New software controlling old TIMS mass spectrometer. Upgrade included new electronics interfacing existing power supplies.