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Meet our team of dedicated LabVIEW™ professionals:
(left to right) Dr. David Thomson, Ted Anderson, Ben Werden, and Sam Kanata.
David Thomson, PhD Chief Architect & Senior Scientist
Dr. Thomson has over 19 years of LabVIEW experience in laboratory data acquisition, experiment control, data analysis & review tools, and over 14 years as a LabVIEW consultant in Colorado. His previous projects have included serial, GPIB, DAQ, and custom interfaces to test and measurement equipment, high speed digitizers, analytical chemistry instruments, mass spectrometers, and laser & optical systems. In addition to working with NI hardware, he has written drivers and programs for instruments and plug-in boards from numerous other manufacturers.
Dr. Thomson has been a LabVIEW programmer since version 2.0 and has been a beta tester for LabVIEW versions 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0, 7.1, 8.0, 8.20, and 2011 as well as for several add-on toolkits and National Instruments hardware products. He was recognized by National Instruments for his outstanding contributions to the global LabVIEW community as a charter LabVIEW Champion.
Besides extensive experience with LabVIEW itself, he is proficient in LabVIEW RT (Real Time), and LabVIEW FPGA. He has performed tests in cooperation with National Instruments for validating PXI, Compact FieldPoint, and CompactRIO hardware for operation at high altitudes/low pressure.
His largest LabVIEW project has been the Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometry Instrument (PALMS), which he helped build and operate at the NOAA Aeronomy Lab in Boulder, Colorado. PALMS is a complex, state-of-the-art instrument that measures the chemical composition of individual atmospheric particles. It operates completely autonomously on high-altitude aircraft, under operator control in the laboratory or at ground-based field stations. The software is composed of 6 independent, parallel tasks that control the instrument, maintain it in a safe operating state, and acquire the science data and monitoring data. This application includes over two dozen custom drivers for commercial and custom hardware components. More information on this instrument can be found on the PALMS website and on Dr. Thompson's publications page.
As a LabVIEW contractor, he consulted on several other aerosol instruments, including particle sizers and counters, aerosol spectrometers, the Single Particle Soot Photometer made by Droplet Measurement Technologies, and the Continuous Flow Diffusion Chamber (CFDC) operated by Paul DeMott's group at Colorado State University. The CFDC is an instrument for studying the ice nucleation properties of aerosol particles.
Other examples of his previous work are described on his web site, including previous scientific and utility LabVIEW programs, drivers for various instruments available for free download, and several publications and presentations that he authored, including two that were selected as finalists in the Research catagory for the NIWeek paper contest.
One of the most recent additions to this website is the OCC Streaming Data System, a flexible suite of components that make it easy to read a wide variety of data streams into any LabVIEW program.
Dr. Thomson has helped organize a user group for advanced LabVIEW programmers throughout Colorado. The group is known as ALARM (Advanced LabVIEW Architects of the Rocky Mountains) and meets bi-monthly, alternating between Golden and Boulder, Colorado. Visit the ALARM website for information about future meetings.
Dr. Thomson is a Certified LabVIEW Architect. This certification is the highest level of certification offered by National Instruments in terms of LabVIEW proficiency.
link to Dr. Thomson's Original Code Consulting website
Ted Anderson, PE Senior Project Manager & Shokunin
Mr. Anderson began developing software with LabVIEW in 2005, when he selected it as the best development environment for data acquisition and control software. At the same time he chose National Instruments hardware to replace aging wind tunnel instrumentation for the engineering firm . LabVIEW and NI hardware were also applied to a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) scale model simulation of wind-induced accelerations of the world’s tallest residential building, the Pentominium Tower in Dubai. He also designed a networked system to continuously monitor the sway and torsion of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Again, NI hardware and software were integral components of the project.
Ted began writing scientific software at the age of 11 while his physicist father worked on the design of giant bending magnets at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). He continued programming through college, taking an internship developing software in geophysics. Ted’s professional programming career took off when he stuck around the Princeton, NJ area after college to work on process control software for the world’s largest oil refinery in Venezuela. Later, he spent many years performing hydrologic computer simulations of floods, dam failures, droughts, impacts on habitat and water supply sustainability. In 2011, Ted traveled over 100,000 miles in Asia and the Middle East training engineers & operators of LabVIEW applications, and troubleshooting LabVIEW software and associated hardware.
His favorite activities away from the lab and desk are bouldering, music, and chess.
Sam Kanata Project Engineer
Ben Werden Project Engineer