National Instruments UK & Ireland has announced the shortlist for the 2012 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate engineers, scientists and researchers who are using NI technology to find solutions to some of the world's toughest engineering problems.
A panel of experts judged the submissions and chose to recognise the following innovative applications within the field of measurement and control:
- Thales UK Tests London's Underground Rail Network With CompactRIO and LabVIEW by Anthony Afonso, Thales UK
- Feedback Control for Road Vehicle Drag Reduction Using Pulsating Jets by Georgios Rigas, Imperial College London
- Creating a Continuously Running Advanced Seal-Testing Rig Using NI CompactRIO and NI LabVIEW by David Maidman, Scitek Consultants Ltd
- Control of a Hydraulic Motion Compensated Gangway to Improve Access for Offshore Wind Turbines by Andrew Clegg, Industrial Systems and Control Ltd
- Using LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware to Prototype Tidal Stream Turbines for Power Generation by Pascal Galloway, Sustainable Energy Research Group, University of Southampton
- A Green Energy Solution for use in Remote Locations and Developing Nations by Dr Mike Rendall, Diverse Energy Ltd
- Using LabVIEW and PXI to Gain a Better Understanding of Injuries Sustained in Battlefield Explosions by Nicolas Newell, Imperial College London
- Improving Ultrasonic Tumour Therapy With Passive Acoustic Detection by Christian Coviello, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford
- LabVIEW Balances the nEXT Generation of Turbo Molecular Pumps by Gerard Johns, Edwards
- Creating an Endurance Testing Solution for Motor and Gearbox Lifetime Qualification Using CompactRIO by Richard Thomas, Product Technology Partners Ltd
Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at Savoy Place, the London home of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Monday 19 November 2012 in the presence of Dr James Truchard, President, CEO and Co-founder of National Instruments.
Finalists and winners will also be congratulated at the NIDays Conference and Exhibition, held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, the following day, 20 November. Added to this, a number of finalists will present their innovative solutions and remarkable achievements in NIDays sessions. More details, including session details and the full agenda, can be found at ni.com/nidays.
To find out more about the 2012 NI UK & Ireland Graphical System Design Achievement Awards and to submit an entry for next year's contest, go to uk.ni.com/gsdawards.