Dan Shangraw

Dan Shangraw

Dan Shangraw, P.E., is the owner and principal of Automated Software Technology (AST) LLC, East Lansing, MI; 517-316-2138. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University, is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Michigan, and is a Certified LabView Developer. AST is a Certified National Instruments Alliance Partner.

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Get to Grips with Data Acquisition

In today's increasingly connected world, data acquisition—the art of measuring electrical or physical phenomena such as temperature, pressure, current, voltage, or sound, and then analyzing the resultant data—is important. Without accurate data, you can't design a safer car or airplane; make sure water is safe to drink; build an earthquake-proof building, or ensure that a manufacturing process is working properly. Effective and accurate data acquisition is vital for a variety of scientific and engineering endeavors.