Over a period of eighteen months, Summit Technology Services, Inc. (STSI) was involved with several engineering development efforts dealing with confidential R&D systems for General Motors Corporation. The application development efforts utilized varying hardware, software, communication protocols, and devices as well as National Instrument’s LabVIEW product.
Developed a LabVIEW controlled 128 channel, PXI based monitor and control system to perform tests and measurement during experiments on fuel cells at General Motors' Global Alternative Propulsion Center. This involved designing and ordering PXI based interface cards, assembling the PXI chassis and loading required software and hardware into the chassis. The program (software) was written in LabVIEW 6.0, running on a Pentium III processor in the PXI chassis, to monitor 127 channels of voltage data from the individual cells of the fuel cell stack and control the flow of gases in and out of the stack based on criteria supplied by the design team. These criteria utilized calculations of relative volumes of the gases based on respective molecular weights and flow rates. The voltage of each cell was displayed graphically as well as the criteria references.
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