The 11th annual National Instruments Graphical System Design Achievement Awards honoured engineers, scientists and researchers for developing solutions that address critical challenges. NI recognised 18 innovative applications developed by engineers, scientists and researchers using a graphical system design approach with NI technology. In total, 122 applicants from 25 countries submitted applications that NI judged with a four-person panel of technical experts, industry specialists, trade publication editors and NI executives. UK engineers are honoured with six awards, including the Application of the Year.
The award ceremony, held during the annual NIWeek conference and exhibition, recognised the following winning applications:
- Application of the Year, Life Sciences and Humanitarian Awards: Controlling a Heart Simulator With CompactRIO and LabVIEW, University of Leeds, UK
- Energy: Bringing Mobile Phone Coverage to Rural Areas With a Green, Off-Grid Energy Solution, Diverse Energy Ltd. UK
- Green Engineering Award: Automated Dynamometer Testing of an Advanced In-Wheel Electric Drive System for Electric Vehicles, Protean Electric Ltd. UK
- Student Design Award: Kinesthesia - A Kinect Based Rehabilitation and Surgical Analysis System, University of Leeds, UK
- Advanced Control Systems: Building a Nanomeasuring Machine Using NI LabVIEW and NI PXI, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
- Advanced Research and Editor’s Choice Award: Developing an EMI Desktop Evaluation System Using a New Measurement Technique, PERITEC Inc. Japan
- Automated Test: Using LabVIEW, NI TestStand and PXI to Test a Medical Glucose Meter and Insulin Delivery System Within a Regulated Manufacturing Environment, Advanced Instrument Technologies and TestPro Systems, USA
- Education and NI Community’s Choice Award: Creating a Real-Time Simulator for Power Quality Signals, University of the Andes, Colombia
- Structural and Physical Test and Monitoring: University of Nevada Researchers Use LabVIEW, PXI and NI CompactRIO to Measure the Effects of Earthquakes on Bridges, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
- Transportation: Siemens Uses CompactRIO, LabVIEW, and NI DIAdem to Determine the Root-Cause of Damaging High-Voltage Transients, Siemens, USA
- Multicore Award presented by Intel: Using NI PXI Modular Instruments and LabVIEW to Build UHF RFID Development Platforms, University of the Philippines, Diliman
- NI LabVIEW FPGA Innovation Award presented by Xilinx: Developing a Fracturing Pump Controller Using LabVIEW, NI Compact FieldPoint and CompactRIO, Data Science Automation, USA
The UK & Ireland’s prestigious Graphical System Design Achievement Awards will take place on 19 November at Savoy Place, London, the day before NIDays Conference and Exhibition, held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.
Dave Wilson, NI Director of Academic and Proficiency Programs, says: “Over the past five years, the Graphical System Design Achievement Awards has become more than an awards ceremony; it’s a forum for those who are changing the world. NI helps engineers and scientists find solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, ranging from improving medical device development to bringing mobile phone coverage to rural areas, and we want to take the time to honour them.”
Learn more about the 2012 NI Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at ni.com/gsdawards.