College - Author 1
College of Engineering
Department - Author 1
Electrical Engineering Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Electrical Engineering
David Braun, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department
This project improves the current performance of the Sweep-N-Go LabVIEW program used in Cal Poly electrical engineering laboratories. Sweep-N-Go expedites the laboratory data collection process through automated testing. The new version of the program (Sweep-N-Go Version 3.0) reduces user debugging time, improves sustainability, increases efficiency, and considers all new lab bench equipment. Sweep-N-Go Version 3.0 includes an enhanced Graphical User Interface (GUI) to optimize user-efficiency and user-friendliness according to student survey feedback. To further achieve usability, this program has been well documented online, outlining LabVIEW functions, such as how to open the program in LabVIEW, how to run an executable command, and which parameters to set in the GUI. The Sweep-N-Go LabVIEW program interfaces with all instruments on standard Cal Poly electrical engineering lab benches through both USB and GPIB communication. After users run the program, they have the capability to capture and graph collected data and export the data to a CSV file for further analysis.